So as the day draws nearer, and as I begin to panic with last minute details -- it seems insane to pack for a one mile move, but alas, it is a necessity -- I begin to reflect on what has made this house a home over the past three years. Here, in image form, are the things I will miss most about this house...
Decorating this banister at Christmas: It was always my dream to have a lovely, crisp white staircase banister to decorate with garland and twinkly lights at the holidays. Sure, it's a silly dream, but it was mine. Fortunately, the new house has a banister as well, so decorating can commence come December.
Master Bedroom: I never liked the color of these faux-suede walls. This is the color the room was when we bought the house 3 years ago. But I was too lazy to paint them. We painted just about every other room in the house, but this one never made the list. Finally with yellows and creams to brighten the space, and a splash of toille, it is at last a room I love.
Front Porch: It is cute and quaint and perfect for watching the rain or the sun or the day go by. It is a throw back to a time gone by, and I have always loved it for that trait.
Friends: These people. The Weik's. Oh my gosh, how I am going to miss them. I may cry just typing this out. Yes, they will only be a mile away, but it won't be the same to not have impromptu playdates and wine dates and Friday night meals. Lisa, Tyler, Jackson George and Allie are the best friends and neighbors we could ever have asked for, and our lives changed for the better the day they moved in. (Note: An open invitation is extended to you guys any time, day or night; we love you!)
Garden: Three years in the making, and it is finally "just the way I want it." Sniff, sniff...
Bunnies: Sure, they're pests, but it is always a delight to look out and see one of these little fellows in the yard, nibbling on grass or chasing each other under our deck. They are truly adorable, and that is coming from a non-pet-person. Maybe that's why I like them so much - so little responsibility on my part! And the baby bunnies, oh my, melt my heart!
The boys rooms: They are both really cute rooms, if I do say so myself, and I sort of dread having to do them all over again in the new place. Jackson's is all about modes of transportation, and Holden's is all about being a little buckaroo. That he is.
More of our lovely garden: And of course, I couldn't resist this adorable shot. Yes, that is an electric lawn mower. He drives a Prius too, what can I say.