Saturday, July 3, 2010

Getting Settled

You all had great tips for moving... and I followed your advice.  I labeled everything & made sure to be specific :)  We had a great move, tiring, but overall, things went pretty smoothly!  We had my dad, sister, and cousins to help and also hired movers. (thankfully)
We spent our first night in the house last night - and it was a wonderful feeling. 
I am most excited about the memories we are going to make in this home.  I see it as the place we will take our babies home from the hospital (someday) and a place where we have lots of family & friends over.  It's amazing what four walls can do for you - how it becomes a home, a comfortable spot for you.  TL and I feel so blessed & lucky to have such a wonderful place to live and continue our lives together!
When we first were looking at homes (it was a pretty long process) I remember walking into ours now and feeling so much love.  The previous owner took incredible care of it - the carpet, walls, floors - everything, he loved his home.  (He also built and designed it!) 
When we looked at it originally, I could picture tiny shoes lined across the laundry room floor, bikes and a basketball hoop in the the front yard, and the buzz of people talking and laughing.  It just has a great feel to it.  We are so excited!
Here are a few pictures from the move:
I labeled, labeled, labeled!
My dad & TL in the garage after the first load.
The keys!
Very confused pups... but they're settling in now!
At the front door of our new home!

It is definitely a work in progress... but we have gotten so much done!  We got some new stuff, and I am so excited about it all.  I will post some pictures as soon as we get more things unpacked!

Hope you have a fabulous 4th of July weekend!
Be safe!!

23 comments:

Mrs. Dew said...

Doesn't it feel so good? I LOVE being a homeowner so fun! Happy unpacking/decorating!

Kinsey Michaels said...

you two look so happy in front of your new home! your point about having those 4 walls and turning your home into your comfort zone totally resonated with me. it will be so fun for you to make new memories there. congrats again!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

aww yay!! Have a Happy 4th!

Leslee said...

WOO HOO!!!

Best wishes to you as you settle in!

Leslee said...

WOO HOO!!!

Best wishes to you as you settle in!

Allison said...

Congrats, Tracy! I'm so excited for you and TL as you start another new chapter in your life :) Can't wait to see more pictures of your new home!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

H Tracy
Congrats on your new home.. I am about to go through the dreaded move process myself and still knee high in boxes pre-move...

Have fun getting organized and Happy 4th July.. xx Julie

Claire Kiefer said...

I helped one of my friends move today (from Berkeley to Oakland, not very far, ha!), and it's such a strenuous process! Hope you're celebrating rightfully. :)

Jennifer said...

Congratulations BFF! I'm beyond happy for you & I can't wait to see the new place! Miss you! xo

Lori said...

I am so glad to hear that the move went so well Tracy and that you feel content there already. I cannot wait to see pictures of everything!! Happy 4th sweet girl. xo

Amanda said...

Congrats to you and the hubsters! It feels amazing every time you take a step closer to making your dreams a reality! Best of luck!

California Wife said...

Yay for being all moved in! I can't wait to see pictures of your new place!

Jax said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you guys! :)

Nicole Marie said...

so exciting!! can't wait to see pics of the place!!

Shelley said...

----------------> Jealous!!

That's great that you love your home so much! So happy for you two! Can't wait to hear some more good news! ;-)

Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints said...

Congrats! Such an exciting time! Take as many pics as you can!!!! You will want them later! :)

Mrs. Nelson said...

Congrats on the new home! (I'm a new follower) :) I used to live in Northern California so I enjoy reading your posts! Can't wait to see more pics! :)

Allison said...

How exciting for the both of you! I can't wait to see the finished product. Have fun with it! :)

Kristin said...

The joy you feel over your new home is catching! I'm sure it will be filled with many happy memories!

Kristin said...

Congrats on the move and the new home!! so exciting!!

Heather@WHMB said...

Congrats - there is nothing like building a home and making memories!

Jen said...

Congrats on your move! Hope you're settling in well :)

We move on Friday/Saturday of this week - can't wait!

Iva said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I love that last picture of the two of you infront of your home!! Treasure every memory!! xoxox