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Tuesday, December 11, 2012


As a little girl (and even now as a big buns grown-up), I dreamed about what my house would look like way more than I ever fantasized about my wedding day. After all, the wedding is just a day. Just a celebration. Our home, however, is our life. A place where we will grow and share and laugh together.

I pictured the curtains. The elegant dishes. The comfy couches. The hardwood floors. The colorful decorative pillows, though I never thought I'd have a husband who absolutely loathes them.

And most importantly, I imagined a warm home full of love and laughter. I thought about the man with whom I'd share this wonderful place and my future children creating lasting memories in our home.

And now, here we are, just a few days away from closing on our first house.

It's scary, nerve wracking even. It's a lot of money and a lot of responsibility. But it's exciting. And wonderful. And such a blessing. Grahm and I can't wait to make this beautiful house a home, our home.

All that stands between us and our house is three days, a down payment, and a crap ton of packing. God is an incredibly good Father, and we are incredibly blessed.
 

45 comments:

Nagehan said...

Congrats lady! I know what it's like to move. WE moved from nyc to philly this past summer and we had just as many boxes :)

Katie Did What said...

Eeeek! I'm so incredibly excited for you two!!!! What an awesome new beginning in your lives! :) And p.s. you are too adorable with your little bandana. Stop it.

xo

wHiT | Black Little Button blog said...

awe yeah! Congrats dear! So exciting! :)
-wHiT

Alexa said...

House-packing is the pits, but it will be so worth it to be somewhere you feel HOME!!! That's the best feeling in the world, I swear it.

P.S. - I'm loving the raisin container turned (I'm guessing) pen holder? in the background... :)

Southern Living, Our Way
www.alexaandglenn.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Oh I just hate packing...but it will be well worth it to move in to a house and make it your home! GOod luck the next couple of days!

Liz Brown said...

Oh look, Rosie the Riveter is packing up your dishes! :)

C said...

We had a crazy home-buying experience, to say the least! But now that we are two months post-closing I can honestly say that it was the best decision we ever made. We've already had such great memories in our house! It will really bring you and the hubs closer together! Good luck, girl! xo Christina

Chelsea said...

Ahhh good luck with packing. I'll be doing that soon! Ugh!

Melissa Knott said...

Oh gosh I am SO SO excited for you. A home is a wonderful thing to have.

Helene said...

Congrats girl, packing SUCKS! but how much fun you will have in your new home!

k8te said...

congrats and good luck with the move! being a homeowner is so great, you'll love it. can't wait to see how you decorate!

Lauren said...

Sounds like so much fun! :) Good luck with packing!

Jenna said...

You are the cutest!!! Do a home tour on the bloggy!!!! We all want to see! ;) Congrats!!

Amy said...

Praying for a smooth transition!
Can't wait to see everything!

Carlie said...

Hope the move-in is easy and somewhat stress free!

Rachel said...

I can't even imagine yet being able or responsible enough to buy a home. I still feel like a kid, in that regard! But I was always way more excited about being the "lady of the house" and arranging my home than I was about being a bride, too!

Alyssa @ Sugar, Spice, and a Dash of Advice said...

Congratulations!!! Moving is such a pain but it will be so worth it very soon. I hope it goes well!! :)

julia rose. said...

Oh I just love this!! I am so excited for you and hus-bunnn to move in and start making your house a home! I cannot wait to see pictures :) Good luck with everything!
xoxo

Kaity said...

So crazy- I posted about my dream house today and you literally took the words right out of my mouth! Haha Our thoughts are eerily similar Lol

Married...with a Pup said...

So exciting!! Good luck with the move!!

Lauren said...

so exciting...just remember to rest up your hand before you go to closing...it may be sore before you get done signing your name a thousand times!

Lauren said...

Yay! I think moving into any new house is super exciting and a fresh start but ESPECIALLY your first house together <3

Katelyn said...

So incredibly excited for you both! Congratulations on the new house and have fun putting it together!

- Katelyn

Ashley said...

Happy packing!!! Wishing you all the best with you move!! Can't wait to see pics of the new place and be sure to take pics of your house now before you leave so you can remember it forever!!

I am now following you on instagram @lifeasiknow

Karla said...

Congratulations!! I love following you on instagram because I keep seeing all the photos of your moving process! It's a lot of work for sure, but will most definitely pay off! =)

bkshives said...

Congratulations! It is such an exciting, but stressful time! I pray you guys have a smooth closing and move in. Good luck and happy homemaking :)

Christina said...

Having your own home is one the best blessings! I absolutely love having a home even though I'm not the best homemaker and decorating is expensive, it is so fun to have your own. Good luck with closing!

stephanie said...

congrats!! and be prepared to spend LOTS of time at Lowes and Home Depot!! enjoy every second!!

Ragan said...

congratulations!! we are going to be buying our first home in a few months and i am sure it will be the same nerve-wracking, exciting experience for us. i am happy for you guys!

lori said...

congrats!! i know that you guys are SO excited! we will be closing on our house next month and i can't wait! good luck with packing :)

Sarah Lillian said...

Congratulations! We bought our first home this past April and I've been having so much fun decorating and making it feel like a home!

Laurie @ The Rookie Wife said...

I'm with you girl, after a year and a half of renovations we are moving into our house this week and I am beyond excited! So anxious to see all the house updates and posts once you move in:)

Angie said...

Congrats! I can't imagine how excited you all must be :)

Jenna said...

So exciting! I can't wait until the day comes when we purchase our first house :) Congrats and good luck with all the last minute packing!

xxx
Jenna

Amy said...

So excited for you and Grahm!!! :)

Mommy Dearest said...

Congrats! So exciting!

Faith Ann said...

That is exactly what I've dreamed about more than a wedding! I couldn't wait to get married,share a home with my hunny and have some children! Although we don't know each other, I love reading your blog and I'm so happy for you guys! When my newly acquired husband wants to end his service in the Marines, I hope to finally get that house I've always dreamed about! Congrats!

Leslie Jenkins said...

Congrats Jenna! I know the home will be a blessing!
Leslie @Fromadaughter
fromadaughter.blogspot.com

Jaime Hungry said...

Congrats and good luck! I know I hate moving with a passion but it will all be worth it once you're settled!

Joan said...

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RachelleIs said...

Hi Jena- I stumbled upon your blog and to be honest couldn't stop reading it. You are such a talented writer- makes me want to keep reading more. Also makes me wish I would have went to school for english. haha. Congratulations on your new home. God is good isn't He!

Tom said...

Congratulations and good luck with the packing (I know how much I despise doing it!)

Allison said...

So exciting Jena! Good luck with all that packing and cleaning!!

Pharr Away said...

How exciting Jena! We just bought our home in May!!! It's a wonderful, scary, joyful, challenging, blessing...if you get my drift! There is nothing like it and it's the best feeling in the world to own your own home! Congratulations and good look with the move :)!!!

Robin said...

Congratulations! Home ownership isn't always an easy thing to achieve.