If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the news yesterday. We’ve officially closed on a house! The moving truck comes in 10 short days, and I’m currently swimming in paint colors and cardboard boxes. We’ve always known our bungalow wasn’t our forever house. It has been a fantastic home to us, especially as we’ve welcomed our two sweet babies into our home. But there were a few things the house lacks, namely, a safe, quiet street and yard situation, that just can’t be fixed. So, we’ve kept our eye on houses that pop up for sale. We live in a historic neighborhood, so every home is different, and you might not find one like it again.
Well, the week before The Influence Conference, our realtor friend told us about a home we should check out. Zach and I both dismissed it pretty quickly after our first walk-through, then for the next week, the house kept popping up in our heads, we kept bringing it up in conversation, until eventually we decided to go back for a second look. God was pricking our hearts for this specific house, street, and neighborhood.
After two hours looking her over, we were ready to put in an offer. So, Zach spent most of the conference working to come to an agreement with the sellers. There was another offer, and we were on pins and needles. It felt like the door would open wide for us to buy the house, or we would need to be totally ok staying in our current home until something else opened up. And in the end, during lunch on Saturday at the Westin Hotel, we got the text that she was ours.
Since then, we’ve been prepping our house to sell, schlepping through showings, and preparing to move. I’d love to blog a little about the process of making this home ours, if you’ll indulge me. The organizing and decorating is totally my jam. After four years, our bungalow feels like “us,” and I’m looking forward to starting over with a new project!