8 years ago this month, my then soon-to-be-husband Mike & I put an offer on our first house. It was in Lakewood Forest, a neighborhood we chose for the older trees, close proximity to where I used to live to be least disruptive to my son’s life as we got married, and close to my parents.
We loved that house. It was good to us. A nice quiet, peaceful neighborhood. Good schools. We had always wanted to live in the Heights; it just didn’t make sense at the time.
7 years later, we bought our house in the Heights after more years of dreaming about it (yay!) and put our first house on the market. Earlier this month, we got an offer and in a week, the house will become theirs instead of ours.
So the past two weeks have been busy, busy, busy! On top of going to New Orleans for Imaging USA, Salt Lake City for ALT Design Summit, we have now been packing up and clearing out everything that we didn’t move right away when we moved to the Heights last summer. We had a huge garage sale over the weekend and sold all the furniture we had left to stage the house. Now it is time to move or donate what remains.
The best of 2011 will continue soon! I can’t wait to share the rest of my favorites – but first, to sell the old house and have just one mortgage payment again!
I’ll be sharing more over on my personal blog, BigPinkCookie. For those of you that have been cheering us on and so encouraging through this time – THANK YOU!!! We couldn’t have done it without your support!