Friday, February 24, 2012

If these walls could talk...

Ok, now to fill everyone in.

Yes, we are finally moving.

No, its not to Utah.

Yes, it is TOMORROW.

No, its not a result of a new job. 

Yes, it is 3 miles away.

No, we don't need two sheds, a storage unit, and an attic, but yes we are happy about it. 

Yes, the new place is bigger :)

We have been waiting and waiting for the right place to come along, and it finally did. Our current apartment is two TINY bedrooms one bath, and only 800 sq. feet. In case that does not get the point across, we live in a box. 

We moved here three years ago and thought we would be here for a year or so. When we got pregnant with kem, we thought for sure we would only live here for 6 more months... tops. 9 months later, she was born and we thought, "just a little longer." And now two years later, big brother and little sis still share a dinky little room. 

So when our friends offered for us to rent their duplex which is at-least double the size of our apartment and in our price range with a backyard and tons of storage solution, we jumped on it. 

I am very excited... but feeling a little nostalgic. Not too the point of regret, we absolutely have to move, there is no option of staying in our box, but this place has been good to us. Really really good to us. 

If these walls could talk, they would tell a whole entire chapter of my life, and quite literally my children's entire life story.

This has been our home. It has seen our good times and our bad, some of our proudest moments and some of our hardest. This home has seen our countless blessings, and has provided shelter for our heads. We have grown, literally and metaphorically here, as individuals and as a family.

So I am sorry to get a little sentimental, but I believe  this little box apartment deserves a tribute. 


rachel said...

What a sweet post. Moving on from one chapter to the next can be so exciting and wonderful... Doesn't mean closing the previous one isn't hard. We're excited to have you guys in our ward!

BECKY said...

Holy pictures!! Yes, quite the chapter! It was fun to see those old pics of Kroten! I'm excited for this change and blessing for you guys!!!

Mama B said...

How exciting!!! It is hard to leave a place where you have made profound memories but you have done a beautiful job at capturing some of those moments through your photography so that you will never forget them.

Mr. and Mrs. Hillarious said...

This makes ME want to cry and get all nostalgic about my kids growing up in the house we're in now. How happy that you get more living space. Hooray!

Sam and Josh said...

So excited for you guys! I can't wait to see the new place! Sorry we didn't come down and help you move. I will totally have a house warming gift ready for you!!!

Katie said...

That was the sweetest post ever! I can't believe those teeny Kroten pictures, what a doll! Miss y'all!