With three weeks left in this house, I keep stealing glances at my surroundings and thinking of the memories that happened there. The cuddles on the sofa, Holland’s first steps in the living room, the playtime in the bathtub, the hours in the sun playing on the deck in the backyard.
Although this place was a rental, I still attempted to make it feel like home as much as possible. I wanted my children to grow up in a “temporary” house that felt like our own. We didn’t paint or spend too much money on the interiors – Jay, the practical one in our relationship, didn’t want to invest in a place that we didn’t own. I agree with him, but I still feel that you can add your own personal taste into a space without compromising budget or making it a permanent change.
We’ve spent almost three years here.
Three years of bears traipsing through our backyard, Chanel biking on the pump track, pizza movie nights where we cuddled on the sofa until our eyelids would close on us.
We’ve celebrated numerous birthdays here, baked a ton of cupcakes and cookies, and recycled more pizza boxes than I can count!
I know it hasn’t all been good times, life isn’t always full of champagne and roses, but the awesome times definitely outweigh the bad.
It makes me laugh, but our bedroom has changed quite a few times since the picture above was snapped! The bed is on the opposite wall, the sheets & duvet cover are changed, there is also new side tables, PLUS a crib, a dresser and a desk in there now!
It’s always a little sad to say goodbye to a place that was your home, even if only for a short while. But knowing that the future holds so many great possibilities for us is something to look forward to! I hope you enjoyed our little home tour!
Next month I’m taking the kids and we’re going to visit my parents for a few weeks while Jay finishes the house up, and we’re hoping to move in by the end of August, fingers and toes crossed it will be done on time!