After one year of living in a corporate apartment and two years of renting a house, we finally own a home in Georgia! It's been a long process to say the least. But we found the perfect house for us and can't wait to make it our own.
While we were packing last Saturday, it got eerily quiet in Elizabeth's room. Elizabeth is not typically a quiet little girl, but she will play independently pretty well for a little while. When I went to check on her, I found her reading every single book in her room. I sat there spying for quite a while.
She was looking for a specific book at this point. Not sure which one, but she was very intent on finding it.
On Sunday morning before Church we took some pictures under our favorite shaded tree. I realized it was our last Sunday at this house so we had to document it.
We are so excited and ready for our own home, but it will be kind of sad to leave this house. We moved in when Elizabeth was 5 weeks old. She had a lot of her very important "firsts" here. First steps, first words, first Christmas, first birthday. And even though we tried to be in a new house before Caroline was born, this was her first home too.
We've done a lot of moving. Whether it be from one city to another, one state to another, apartment to house, or house to home, we have been in a constant state of transition. But when I've felt like throwing myself a pity party, this quote that I have in the girls' bathroom anchors me. It reads, "Home is where this child is." Those words gave me comfort when I didn't have a nursery to bring Elizabeth home to, and again when Caroline's crib sat in a box because her nursery was our office.
Our girls won't remember their first house or care that their nurseries weren't perfect when we brought them home. This new house will be the first one they remember and the one they will start building memories of their childhood in. To say we are excited would be quite an understatement!