Friday, November 11, 2011

so long, 640

i was pretty sure i jinxed us last time i said that evan and i put an offer in on a house and yada yada. because we didn't get it. =[

but then we found another house, and it's even better. we close next thursday at 11:00 am and then IT'S ALL OURS!!!

so excited i could pee.

i feel like it should be bittersweet to move out of our first home. but i'm overjoyed and ecstatic.

we have a million wonderful memories here....

like the time evan woke me up at 4:30 by saying, "hey solder!"
or the millions of times we laughed so hard we cried ourselves to sleep.
the two times we tried to make pizza and failed miserably.
but the many other times we made the most delicious meals.

or the time i brought home a kitten!
and then she had 6 more!

and the bajillion times we've locked ourselves out. like 15 minutes before we were leaving for our honeymoon (i crawled through the kitchen window).
and the rest of the time when evan accidentally locked the garage door (i've lived here for a year and a half and i've never had a key........)
and the time i took the garbage out and shut the door and sat outside with my pups for 3 hours waiting for evan to get home (i didn't have shoes or i would have walked to my parents').

this is the house we rented together as newlyweds. that taught us how to share with each other. and how to dig trees out of cement. and how to scoop poop after 9 months of winter. and how to get wax off the carpet. and how to keep your dogs from barking at 4:00 am.

so, i guess it is a little bittersweet. but we've done the rental thing for far too long. i can't wait to paint chevron stripes on my CRAFT room walls. and for evan to have his man cave. and for the things that break to be our responsibility to fix. and to learn how to tile a bathroom. and to install a garage door. and dig up that apple tree and replace it with a cherry tree.

and i'm excited to no longer have obnoxious people living below us. and next to us. and across the street. and to be in a nicer neighborhood. and to have a PURPLE front door.

so, SEE YA, avenue d, it's been real.

6 loves:

  1. Woohoo for craft rooms and man caves! That is exactly what they are called at our house!
    So excited for you!

  2. Excited for you guys! Can't wait to see your creative side come out on this house! :)

  3. I love looking back at the good memories I have from places I've lived. It reminds me that there are AWESOME things in store for the next place!

  4. Your first house! You are a home owner and you are only 23 years old! What an amazingly awesome accomplishment. =] I'm soooo stinkin happy for you two, and I'm going to be SO jealous that you can do whatever you want to your house whenever you please.

  5. Congratulations! This is so exciting! I cannot wait to see pictures.

  6. Congrats of your first home!!
    Craft rooms are the best. Mine is all done, but poor Jon is still waiting to get his man cave finished...hopefully in 2012. :)
    Can't wait to see pictures.