Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Last sleep in our first house

Many people have asked if we are sad to be leaving our first home together. That is a tough question. While it is the first physical home Jon and I have owned together, it is not the first home we have made together. Being with Jon has always felt like home.

Moving into our first house was a crazy time. We had just found out we were expecting twins and needed a house pronto. We bought the house with so much hope of years of love inside it's walls.

Old house


(That picture of us is too far away... let's see that big belly... that grew another 2 months after this picture)

Pre-kids


Part of me will miss the home where we first became parents. However with the help of the memories documented on this blog, I will never forget this time. It has been a happy home. I'm confident the next home will be a happy home also.

But if you had to ask me the #1 thing I will miss about this house, I will miss seeing the kitchen island every day because it's where this happened, some of my all-time favorite memories.



Tomorrow is moving day!

14 comments:

Megan said...

Oh, big hugs to all for moving day! The video is just amazing to see. Our babies really are growing up. All the best as you start this new chapter of your lives! New starts are the best!

JenFen said...

I'm so excited for you guys and your big moving day. I know what you mean about leaving the old house - it was the same with Joe and I. It was the first home we owned together but not our first home. However, we had so many happy memories of both kids when they were little in that house. As excited as I was, it was still a little bittersweet.

And watching the boys around the kitchen island. Wow. So cute. Where has the time gone?

Beth said...

Good luck with the big move!

Janna said...

You were so cute pregnant! :)

Julia said...

Beyond cute! My babies did that around and under the dinner table, it is also one of the cutest things I remember from the first year, their starting to play together.

Wish you so much happiness in the new house!

Beth said...

Good luck tomorrow! So will tomorrow's post be "First sleep in our last house"? Time will tell. LOVE the video. Can't believe they were ever that little.

Cacey said...

I still have really fond memories of our first apartment. Even though it was barely 600 sq. ft.! It was the first place we lived together as a family. Batman spent the first two and half years of his life there, so naturally I have lots and lots of happy memeories.

Good luck with the move!

Kara said...

Awe so sweet! Love the video.

Julie said...

That video made my day! Lacey is almost at that stage now, she is not quite walking yet, but she loves to crawl fast and squeals when I chase her. It was so fun to see your boys little like that in contrast to their big boy selves these days!

Good luck with the move!!

cathy said...

Best of luck for your move to your new home! A place were new and wonderful memories will happen!

So excited for you all!

Mel said...

Good luck with the big move. There is something sentimental about the home where you became a parent, but you will have so many good times with the boys growing up in the new home!

The Great Askini said...

Oh God, that video totally made me cry, and I have never even met your kids. But think of all the fabulous memories (and photos!) you'll make in the new house!

Shelley said...

Love the video! Congratulations on the new house. So happy for you!

Irene said...

I remember when you moved into this house. Man, there have been so many moves in our lives/friendship, including while pregnant! All great memories though. Can't wait to see the new place.