Talk to Us Tuesday-On Leaving Our First Home

There are about a hundred steps between where we are and our dream house. They’ll be fun steps. They’ll be sexy steps. And we’ll try not to fall down them together. Okay? -Meredith, Grey’s Anatomy 

Even though I’m on vacation, I’m still talking  with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn. Come join the fun!

Looking around our house at all of our packed boxes, I couldn’t help but get nostalgic. As excited as I am to move, I think a small part of me will miss this little house. It was the first house Match and I lived in together. Before that it was a duplex and of course apartment hell.

It was the first place we lived as a married couple. We spent our entire first year of marriage in this house. It was the scene of so many big events in our lives.

The kitchen where I learned to cook so many tasty (and a few not so tasty) culinary experiments.

The bedroom where we giggled ourselves to sleep. Where Match did his “sexy chicken” dance.

The living room, where we curled up on the couch watching tv shows and the fire on cold nights.

Where we had our first real Christmas tree. Not that tiny joke of a tree from the year before but an actual tree.

And the front porch, where we drank tea and watched the rain. Where we toasted to Match’s graduation. Where I would kiss him goodbye on that first night shift at the jail, when I was so nervous and excited for him.

And this is the house that we were in when we got the call about our offer being accepted on a house, and where we danced together, laughing and crying happy tears.

Yes, the new house will hold even more memories for us, and I can’t wait to build them. But I think it’s important to honor the first home we had. The place where our married life began.



    Here’s to the new fabulous memories about to be started!


    You will make so many new memories in your new home. Woo Hoo!!

    Connie Weiss

    What great memories you have there! Here’s to more memories in your new place!

    Seriously Shawn

    It’s always hard leaving a place where memories where made! BUt just think of the memories you’re about to make! So excited for you!

    Thanks for linking up and enjoy the rest of your vacation!


    Awe when one chapter ends another begins. And this new chapter is going to be so exciting! Cherish the memories and send out the first home with a bang! 🙂

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    Impulsive Addict

    I completely understand. When we moved from our first house in Fort Worth back to Oklahoma, I had all the same feelings. It was the first place we lived as a married couple. It was hard to leave those memories behind but we have made NEW and more EXCITING memories in this house (Making Emma!!) Anyway, it will be sad but happy too. You’ll see.

    Thanks for linking up. You know we love you!

    Becca@R Ww There Yet Mom?

    Aww- what a wonderfully sweet and sentimental post!! SO many great memories, but think of all the many more you will be creating!!

    Hope vacation is going well!!


    Sarah Kate

    Nostalgia always set in for me when we were about to make a move, too. All those memories come flooding back. There were times when I wondered if I COULD leave b/c I’d gotten so attached. :o) Ya’ll have some great memories to be made in the new place, too!

    Please never post a video of Match’s sexy chicken dance. I’m afraid of what that would like… ;o)


    So sweet! Congrats on the new place!!

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