We Got the Keys…!

posted by Andrea | 12/12/2010

It’s official — we FINALLY got the keys to our new home!

Photo Credit: graur codrin

I’ve been dreaming of this days for years and anxiously awaiting December 10 for several months now!!

Yup, I’m just a little excited!

And even though the realization that we FINALLY have our dream home is overwhelmingly exciting, there are still a few things I’m going to miss about our small little ranch…after all, it was our very first home.

The home we had so many “firsts” in.

  • We ate our first meal as a married couple {grilled cheese at 1:00 am on our wedding night}
  • We tackled our first {of MANY} home improvement projects
  • We purchased our first pieces of furniture — all from thrift stores, and most of which have moved on via Craigslist!
  • We celebrated our first anniversary {yes, we ate the top layer of our wedding cake}
  • We celebrated all our first holidays
  • We killed our first mouse
  • We got our first jobs
  • We installed our first {and hopefully last} set of underground sprinklers
  • We… well, I could go on and on but I think you get the picture!

Even though our little ranch was FAR FROM our dream house, I suppose it served us well for the last 4 1/2 years.

And now, over the next two weeks, we will be busy packing, moving, unpacking — and somehow finding time for SEVEN different Christmas parties! Yikes!

I’ll be busy, there’s no doubt about that; but my blog will NOT suffer. I have an amazing team of guest bloggers lined up for you over the next two weeks. So while I’m moving, they’ll be sharing their best tips, tricks, tools, and advice for simple, organized living.

I can’t wait!!

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  1. Sue


    That is so wonderful.. Many happy years in your new home !
    Sue in NJ


  2. The Gaertegang


    Sooooooooooo excited for you!!! We closed on our house today!! We get our keys in a few days though……Can’t wait to see more picture!! Are you gonna take before and after photos?? It sounds like you are going to be insanely busy….even with organization I don’t know how you will keep from going completely nutty by 12-25!!!! I wish you an easy and stress free moving time!


    Andrea Reply:

    Wow…you’re moving too! Congrats!

    Yes, we will take lots of before and after pictures. We are actually starting another blog JUST for our farmhouse…I’ll be sharing the link soon!

    We’ll be busy, but we have lots of family and friends to help so it shouldn’t be too bad.

    Thanks for the well wishes and good luck on your move too!


  3. WenDee Riffe


    wooohoooo~~~way to go!!! what better christmas gift for you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Andrea Reply:

    Amen! We are SO excited!


  4. jill