Being Brickner : Closing Time

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Closing Time

It is official.  All this packing has been done for a reason because we are certified, legit home-owners.  After pretty much signing over our entire lives & killing at least one tree in the process, they gave us the keys & everything.
Although I truly felt that at any point, those big-time important people were going to ask us to leave and go back to Math class.  It is really unbelievable that we are old enough for all of this.

 We are obviously over the moon about this new chapter of our lives, but can't help but feel a little emotional.  We moved into our current house six years ago as recent college grads who had little more on the agenda than riding our bikes to the bars & laying out all day at the beach. 



 It's safe to say that life has changed.  And it's all happened in this townhouse.  We got engaged here, married here, and of course, made a baby here.  Nine months later, it was this house that we brought her home to.


All of Waverly Maye's firsts have been in this house, the house that she has helped us make a home.  Without a doubt, the hardest part of walking out the door on Sunday will be fact that she doesn't know anything different.  The nursery we spent months perfecting and that she has slept in for the duration of her life will be taken apart.  We will have to say good-bye to our beloved swings at the neighborhood park & to our friends on our street that she waves to each night.  Somehow, we will leave the yard that I have played "momarazzi" in daily for the last year.

But with bittersweet endings come beginnings, and I can't think of a better one than this.  Our new house is in a neighborhood with lots of kids, an elementary school & a park down the street.  While we have lots of work to do, that is just what we were looking for. And best of all, it is twice the size of our current house.  There is more than enough room for Waverly to play in, to make lots of memories in, and to store her ever-expanding wardrobe in.  And to someday, have brothers or sisters in. :)

Happy weekend, friends. 

PS - Thanks for so much love on our anniversary & Waverly's 11 month birthday.  It's been a big week and it has been that much more special with lots of support. XO 

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! You will make so many wonderful memories in the new house…like maybe a 1st birthday?? :) So exciting!

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  2. What a cutie in that moving box! I'm going through the exact same emotions as we are selling our first house and move into a new one. Our little man, Charlie, will be 11 months in a few days and I was bound and determined to have his first birthday party at the house we brought him home in - we are doing it, 2 days before we hand over the keys and just 3 days before his first birthday! Good luck to you and your cute family - such an exciting time!

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  3. Congratulations on the new house!!

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  4. How exciting!! I can't even imagine what it will be like to pack up our things and move to a new house with Charlotte now in our lives. It made me tear up to just read your post because I know that feeling will hit me in the near future. We are planning on moving to a bigger house within the next year. It's all so very exciting and bittersweet at the same time. Can't wait to see pictures though!

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  5. Congrats! its so exciting, good luck with the move!

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  6. Congrats on moving! How bittersweet! This post made me tear up a little thinking about the day we finally find our dream home, and leave our little starter home.

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  7. Congratulations! Cherish the memories as you move forward into the future. Sounds like this will be an axing move for you and your little family.

    Here's hoping the move goes smoothly! Make sure to pop open a bottle of champagne or sparkling cider to celebrate!

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