One Year in Our House and More Grateful Than Ever

Even before Timehop was a thing, I was big on reminiscing and dates.  Perhaps it's because I'm a numbers girl and I tend to remember important days, years, and anniversaries.  So it's no surprise that I've been very aware of this day that has been sneaking up for a few weeks now.  Today, March 2, marks exactly one year since we closed and moved into our new home.

One year ago today was a very emotional day for me.  Leaving our first home, no matter how long I'd wanted to do just that, was downright hard.  In between the pressure of packing, the stress of the paperwork, and the excitement of a new home were lots and lots of tears over leaving the sentiments of our old one.

And I'd be lying if I said our new home--this gorgeous, brand new, and expensive new home--felt right from the get go.  It did, in a sense, but it also took some time for it to really feel like "home".  I remember coming home from school and not knowing what to do with myself because I never felt like I was home.  I remember spending time outdoors in those early weeks and no matter how warm that sun felt, something about it also felt so cold.

Yet here we are, one year later.  We have gone through all the seasons and celebrated all of the holidays.  We have found our new grocery store (one of the worst parts of moving) and adjusted to not living next to a Target.  We have found a nearby church that has been very welcoming and one in which we both enjoy attending.  And most importantly, we have found an amazing group of friends--friends who are supportive, friends who are great company, and friends who are in the same life stage as us with kids the same ages--to live life with.

Just last weekend, we went to the Blake Shelton concert with some of these friends and I couldn't help but think about how lucky I was.  We were out on the town with these people who, one year ago, we didn't even know existed!  To say we have been blessed would be a  huge understatement and I couldn't be more grateful.

As cheesy as it sounds, I feel as if we were meant to live here.  Like this house, this neighborhood, and these people were meant to be in our lives.  In fact, we had debated moving year after year, searched for houses, and even found a few we really liked.  Yet in the end, it was never the right time.

And now I understand why.

One year later and not only does that sun shine warm once again, but our house feels like a home in more ways than I could have ever imagined.

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  1. I totally understand this! I am struggling with the idea of moving, even though I know it has to happen in the next few years. There is much about our current home that drives me nuts...but it's HOME. Good to know after an adjustment period it gets easier :)

  2. I'm SO happy you found the place that you were meant to be! I am so jealous of your neighborhood and know that if I found something like that, I'd never move. I'm so happy that you finally feel like your house is a home!
    (ps even after we moved, I still go to the same grocery store, even though I have one (or two?) much closer!)

  3. You are in such a great place! I love reading and seeing all of the adventures your new has brought you so far.

  4. I'm completely understand Sarah. We have been in our new house for 2 months now and although moving was something I was pushing for and we love our new house we are still trying to make it our home. We didn't change towns though, so we still live near all of our friends. I'm glad you are feeling the warmth again and love where you are! Cheers!

  5. What a blessing to find great friends and a great church. The Lord works in mysterious ways!

  6. I'm so glad that things turned out as they did for you guys. You really do seem to be having a blasty blast. :)

  7. This is so sweet. I remember every little date so I totally feel you on this. So glad youve found your people and your house is your home (which is gorgeous btw)

  8. So glad you made the move out west!!! Have loved getting to know you and your sweet family and hang out 👍🏻👍🏻