Moving.

So, we moved this weekend.

And it was hard.

We moved from a house with a lot of firsts.

We moved from the first house that Scott and I bought together right before we got married.

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We moved from the house that we lived in for 5 ½ years.

We moved from the house that we brought our 1st baby home to.

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We moved from the house that we built a fence for Abby as our first home improvement project.

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It was hard to move because we loved the house. It had great kitchen with a beautiful island. Scott spent hours and days working on the landscaping and yard and we loved to look out of our back windows at our beautiful back yard. We will miss that view. I will also miss the fireplace in the living room. And I will miss Luke’s room. And our huge basement with lots of room for the treadmill.

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But, even though moving was super hard and I did shed a few tears driving away from the house, it’s not our home anymore. We are moving on to better things. A bigger house that will meet the needs of our family. A new room for Luke. An even bigger island in the kitchen. The perfect shower in the master bathroom. A mud room that will be just perfect with storage, laundry and a bathroom. And we will get to pick everything out together. And make it ours.

Our new home.

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The transition to the townhome is tough. Packing up everything and trying to figure out what we don’t need and can live without for 3 months. One half of our garage in the townhome is just boxes. But, it will be worth it.

And it is so relieving that Luke is transitioning so well. This would be so much harder if he was having a hard time. But as long as he has his books and the Abby puppy is close by. .. he is good. 

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And I am learning from him. A house is just a house. It’s the people who are in it that make it a home. And as long as we are all together, we are home.

More to come as we continue building our new home! They have started
framing the basement and it is so exciting to see the progress.

Who makes your house a home?

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23 Responses to Moving.

  1. You said it exactly right: ” A house is just a house. It’s the people who are in it that make it a home. And as long as we are all together, we are home.” This actually makes me a little emotional because it is so true. What matters most in life are the people in our lives. You are doing such an amazing job with this transition. I’m so proud of you. xoxo
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    • KT

      Thanks so much Melanie!! It feels great to have your support and the ability to call and text!!! Thanks for always listening. 🙂 XOXO

  2. The people you’re with are home!
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  3. I couldn’t agree more: A house is just a house! When Johnny and I moved from out first apartment, I was so sad! It had beautiful memories of our first year of marriage, but I realize it was Johnny (and Bentley!) that I made those memories with, not our apartment.

    While the transition and moving are I’m sure tiring and overwhelming, it will all be worth it in the end! And until you are in your new “house” at least you are “home”. <3
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  4. Aw I love this! I definitely cried when we moved out of our old house cause it’s where we got engaged and married and I painted every room. You definitely get attached to those memories, but once you’re in the new place and start making new memories it will feel just as much like home. I always like the saying, “home is where your dog is” 🙂
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  5. Change, even for the better, is hard. But just imagine the memories you will have in your new home. And the new amazing food you can cook in your bigger kitchen!
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    • KT

      Yes!!! I can’t wait to get into the new house for cooking and baking – the townhome is not very big, so I am struggling trying to make dinner each night.

  6. Awww… great post! <3 And you're so right, a house is just a house. I had the exact same feelings moving away from our condo (besides the baby one… 😉 ) back in August. It's bittersweet but you definitely are onto bigger and better things… and more babies 😉
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  7. Awww! I find it so cute that Luke is happy as long as he has his books and Abby. That definitely made my heart melt. Yes, the people in your home are what make it a home. You have wonderful memories from the first house that you will cherish forever, but now with the new house, you will get to make many more new, great memories 🙂
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  8. Moving is always bittersweet. Missing the old house and all the memories but also looking forward to the next chapter in life. Once you are finally out of the townhouse and settled, it will be worth it. Happy moving! P.s. i’ve enjoyed your blog and look forward to reading more to come.

  9. My husband scott
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  10. I’ve been feeling a little sappy lately and this made me tear up a bit. Abby and Luke are troopers (and so are you, mama!). You are so right that it’s the people IN the house that make it a home. I can’t wait to see the finished house!
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  11. Awww… I think I will feel the same way when we move! I get so excited about the idea of a bigger house (with a mud room- super jealous!), but the idea of leaving our first house is a little sad too. Good luck with the rest of your building process!