Monday, August 04, 2014

We Moved!!!

 I have been absent for a solid week. That's because we moved to our new house on Thursday!!!! It all happened so fast that I didn't even get a chance to blog a single word about it.

 We still live in the same town, just a little bit closer to the beach. (Bonus!) The house is oh... three times the size as our old house. (Super Bonus!) We have two living rooms, two bathrooms, an ensuite, five bedrooms, a pool/ping pong table, a hot tub, a garden, a fireplace, a fire pit out front, a walk in closet, a giant deck to enjoy the sun on and a gorgeous kitchen!!! (Super, Duper, Ridiculous Bonus!!!) I am absolutely in complete shock that this house belongs to us. We are still in the midst of selling our home but we are hopeful that a buyer will scoop it up soon.

 We've had the keys to the house since Monday, so our evenings were filled with slowly bringing loads of our things over. On Thursday Rob and a friend brought all of our heavy furniture over and by that evening we were pretty well moved in. It's Sunday evening (of a long weekend- ya!!) and I can honestly say that we are totally moved in. We have a few things to do here and there, but overall; we're in! Already, we have spent more time outside in the last four days than we have I feel like all summer. The sun is out on the deck each morning and it just impossible to have coffee anywhere other than out there. Alina has eaten every single meal outside since we moved here. I am so in love with this life we are already leading. I feel like I don't deserve it, it's so great! I keep expecting someone to jump out of a closet to yell- gotcha! Go back to your 800 square foot home and have fun in that teeny, tiny kitchen with NO dishwasher. Although, I have to admit if someone jumped out of a closet I'd be more concerned with the how and whys behind the surprise than the 'gotcha' bit.

 I digress....

 Rob and  I were very reminiscent on Wednesday night. We spent some time in our hammock in the backyard; the very hammock we shared our first kiss in. We looked through the darkness at our house; the windows all aglow and we both had a shared, sad moment, remembering all of the good times. We started our relationship in that house. We haven't been anywhere else, so it was a big deal, a huge step leaving. I have an idea for a tribute post for the old house and when the time comes; I'll post it and give the house the true credit it deserves. The night we had our very last hammock kiss; we discussed some great times together in that home and Rob made a note of a bunch of them to share on Facebook...

The last line reads; "We sure did." 
 But after having been sad about moving on, we have already so many memories here at our new abode! We've definitely played our share of darts and pool in the last few nights. I discovered that Rob is a bit of a darts extraordinaire and I can match him in a game of ping pong. I have skills I didn't even know I possessed! Alina has a bedroom AND a play room that she loves. She seems to love the extra space to run around in. I seriously haven't felt this level of happiness before. I mean, I realize that material things aren't supposed to make you happy, but they certainly freakin' help! I love my new kitchen. The cupboards, the endless drawers, the fridge with the water and ice dispenser, the gas range stove, the space! I can't get over how much space I have to work with. I feel like I need roller blades to get around here!

Alina helping her dad with some electrical duties in her play room, eating fresh blueberries from HER garden Friday morning, Rob filling the hot tub with water, the bulls-eye I managed to get and Alina picking her mama some lavender petals.
  We have so many memories to begin with and I am so looking forward to the many, many more we have to make... If you are hating your home right now, hang tight because your true, real home is going to happen one day. 

Okay, I'll post pictures of my kitchen...

 

8 comments:

Amanda said...

Congratulations on the move! Your new kitchen is so beautiful! And big! (I frequently get kitchen envy)

Brianna said...

Wow, congratulations! That kitchen is GORGEOUS! Y'all deserve it, and I can't wait to read about all the new, fun memories y'all make there!

Helene in Between said...

Congrats!!! That is so exciting! I love the kitchen! How fun!

Jade Wright said...

Oh goodness!!! How amazing!! That kitchen!!! Haley!! you are going to have SO much fun creating in there. It looks stunning!!! Love that you and Rob are playing darts and ping pong. So important to have fun and goof around and keep up the happy in a relationship.

Please email me your new address to send letters too! Can't have something going to the wrong address hahaha!

Ahh - think my little relationship was some mans attempt of just seriously fucking me around. Scuse the bad wording there...

:(

boo....

anyway.. just thought i'd update ya!!

Much love and enjoy the new space!

www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

Gina Sutton said...

Wow! Congratulations for the successful move! I can see that your new nest has brought everything good, with all those amazing bonuses, especially the beach. Hahaha! That moment with the hammock is very romantic. Anyway, I hope you fill your new home with even more loving and fun memories. Thanks for sharing! All the best to the whole family!

Gina Sutton @ The Traditions Realty Team

Tabitha Macfadyen said...

Your new kitchen is beautiful! Cheers to a new and exciting chapter in your lives!

Noor Unnahar said...

Congratulations Haley. It's sooo awesome.This kitchen is indeed a stunning place , you can cook and sing , seriously !!! I can't wait to see the whole house and your bedroom and everything. Congrats again :')

The Babbling Box said...

I apparently am behind on my blog reading, which doesn't seem like a good sign before school starts. Regardless, congratulations that house seems amazing. And I am pretty sure I could stare at your kitchen all day. You will have to share pictures once its all set up.