The (It Really Happened) House

December 22, 2016

We finally moved into our home. 

There was a point at the end I thought it might never happen. I can’t tell you the number of times I sent the same documents to everyone over and over. One evening I put my head on the table after reading our lender’s list of things they needed and cry-laughed to Sam, “Where did it go the last 5 times I sent all this to them?!” ? There were delays and missing steps – but in the end we closed mid-November. We had just enough time to move the necessities and big stuff over before we went to Disney and the veteran’s conference in Orlando. Talk about a whirlwind. Packing for that was like its own mini move. But we did it all and are home to settle in for good. 

It’s the strangest feeling to own a home again. It’s been 6 years since we did – our very first home in Colorado that we brought a newborn Bella back to. We’ve been in “someone else’s” place for so long I’d forgotten what it feels like to do something and do it because it’s your home and your responsibility. Last night I got irritated with something here and had a sudden realization that we could change it later – I wasn’t stuck with things in here or had to ask permission anymore. 

It still feels a little off to live here. One of the first days I drove from the store to the old house and pulled up wondering where Sam and the girls had gone off to while I was gone. 

I love our neighborhood- it’s so quiet. We have a home going up next to us and one already beside, but we face a T-shaped road and have about a mile of field behind us. 

We have plans for the backyard this spring once things warm up a bit. Lots of garden space and a big area for Bella and Char to dig. Bella has always found a spot to take her trucks and dinosaurs and get dirty in every place we’ve lived. 

The animals have adjusted but not without a lot of hissing and hiding at first. Our oldest cats are almost 15 and 13 so they’ve been through quite a few of these changes. I’ve moved 9 times since I married Sam – hoping this will be the last for a while. We’ll see. We both get the itch to go and be in new places, but for now we’re happy here still. 

Here’s a few pics of the house and the girls ?

It’s nice to be home. ❤


  • Nancy C.

    December 23, 2016 at 7:03 am

    It’s beautiful! Excited to see more progress as you settle in. I’m kind of obsessed with all house/home stuff. We haven’t had our own place for 7 years. It’s getting old. I’m getting impatient. But, I trying to enjoy where we are. Live in the moments and make the best moments I can right here where we are.

  • Erin

    December 22, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Simply gorgeous!!! There’s no place like home! (Especially when it’s all YOURS!) Enjoy putting it all together :-}

  • Momma To Go

    December 22, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    That looks so nice & new! Congrats!

  • Leanna

    December 22, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    So glad you finally have a home of your own again. I agree! It makes a huge difference! Congratulations

  • Maria

    December 22, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Your house is beautiful and I’m glad you are settling in with your girls. You deserve it!!


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