Wednesday, May 27, 2009

SOLD - to the highest bidder!!

It's done! As of this very moment we no longer own our house. Rich and I did the pre-sign yesterday morning, and right now the new home owners are signing their name during the official closing.

I am truly happy that the house is sold, that we are done packing and moving (for now) and that everything is out of there!!! {Holy smokes we have a lot of stuff!!} However, I will fully admit that when we got into our car with the last of our belongings knowing that we would not be coming back -- my eyes welled.

We certainly have a lot of memories there. This was our house. We looked at it together, we moved in together, we were living together! Our first indoor project (painting the living room) will forever be a story worth telling. Our first outdoor project was widening the garden path in the backyard. We brought our dog home to that house. (He was house-trained in that house, and had many accidents!) Rich proposed in the kitchen. We held our engagement party at that house. In fact we had a number of parties there: house warming (complete w/ holiday gift exchange), annual Super Bowl parties, Tailgating, GRILLING, purse party, dinner party w/ the girls, patio parties. Speaking of which, we put in a BEAUTIFUL patio and did wonders to the landscaping of the backyard. We painted the exterior (huge improvement) and installed new exterior doors & storm doors. We removed the screens from the windows our first year and never ended up putting them back up (I'll be glad to have screens again). It was our house.

But now it is not ours, and that's okay. We will find a new house and to make new memories in. And this next house will be our house, too. But even more so, because this time my name will be on the mortgage.


Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

aaawwww....I got teary-eyed reading this! It sounds like a GAZILLION memories were made in that house, I twice as much will be made in the next one!

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful post Nicole! You guys left part of your life in that house and it will be there forever, but there are also MANY exciting events that are already waiting for you guys at new place, at your new home...! dk