There are lots of emotions running through me right now. This blog post is part therapy and part "I really have to share these cool things with someone". So yeah.
This home is the first home my husband and I purchased together. We foolishly thought it would be our forever home. We were young and naive and thought we could make it what we wanted.
We couldn't and now with two kids who are only getting bigger, it's time to move on.
I'm excited about it. But the truth is this is also the place where all of their firsts have happened. Where all of our firsts as a family have happened.
I can't list them all now because I'm getting weepy just typing this.
There have been good times and really painful times in this house. This house is where we first started TRYING AND FAILING. But it's also the house where WE BECAME A FAMILY.
In the coming days and weeks, as we adjust to a new house in a new town, I'm going to need some inspiration and some encouragement to get me through.
I've always been a words person and my goal is fill my new home with words. With truth. I literally want it dripping from the ceiling.
I've been liking things on Pinterest and Etsy like crazy.
Here are some of my favorites
These little signs are so sweet. I think I need one in every room. And this Christmas tree- gotta have it. Both of these can be found here.
This print would look amazing in my kitchen. I love the vintage look. You can purchase it here.
I have loved this print forever. I would love to have this for Alivea's room. You can purchase it here.
I have admired Melissa from The Lovely Words work for a long time. These three prints definitely will have a place in my new home. The bottom one needs to be some place where I will see it often, maybe by the kitchen sink. I need this reminder every hour of every day.
If you think of me friends this week, I would covet your prayers. This is the only home Alivea and Toby have ever know so I know this is going to be tough. We are moving to a town about 45 minutes away. Our church, our friends and most of our family is in that town. We'll be in a neighborhood (not in the country) so we'll have easy access to playgrounds and we can take walks and let Alivea ride her bike on the sidewalk. We are really excited but also a little sad about moving on.