bittersweet goodbye 🏠

Well it is officially official, we closed on our home today. We have been so busy trying to renovate the farmhouse, pack, move out, and clean up that we never really got to take in what all was happening. 

The home we just sold is where Cliff grew up. We bought it from his parents about 5 years ago. When we bought it we started slowly renovating it and worked a few years until the entire home had been completely redone. We’ve lived right up the hill from Mawmaw and Pawpaw, which is definitely the most emotional part for all of us, we’ve brought home 2 little boys to this house. If only those walls could talk but thank goodness they can’t πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ!!!! Logan said he’ll miss catching lizards and climbing trees the most. I’ll definitely miss our front porch and yard, even though we’ll have all of that when we build, those are some favorites about this home. We are only about 2 miles down the road now so we are still close to the grands but it’s not that golf cart ride like we’re all use to. 

The Sunday before last Cliff and I moved a load of furniture. That was the first time I got a little choked up, watching him back the trailer up to me standing at the back door for us to move our first load together. Thinking about “leaving” mawmaw and pawpaw usually tears me up. Then the very last night we were completely moved out and cleaned up but didn’t have hot water at the farmhouse so we all came back to shower. That was the last time we knew we’d walk through those doors, that was definitely bittersweet. Layton got upset the first 2 nights. Once we started to get sleepy he was ready to leave the farmhouse and go home. Explaining to him that isn’t our home anymore was tough as tears poured down his face “I want to go to the other home, my home, not the farmhome” 

We’re looking forward to our new adventure, our dream, and all that it holds, but we will always miss and remember this one. 

Telling our rooms goodbye and hoping their new owners love them like we did πŸ’™


renovations complete

Well, almost. 

After so many weeks of needing to get down to the farmhouse and knowing we’ll be moving in soon, we finally kicked it in high gear this week. Sunday we had someone over there painting the bedrooms for us πŸ™ŒπŸ». Monday a guy came to finish the tile work that had already been started and Tuesday we had carpet laid in the beds and baseboards installed. I’m currently cleaning and moving a few small things but we should be actually moving everything (hopefully) this weekend. If nothing else changes we’ll be closing on our house this coming week so we really don’t have a choice but to get moving. 

We have a few finishing touches happening Monday along with getting a washer and dryer hookup inside. The current one is in a little block building outside 😳 I truly love old homes but mama ain’t about that life! 

Costco flooringΒ 

So y’all know how I said I was going to be doing frequent blog posts of the house? Well finally after like a month we have something I can make a post about. FLOORS!! We have been so busy that we just really haven’t been able to get anything done but finally yesterday we had the laminate installed. The floor is Harmonics flooring from Costco. Each box covers a little over 20 sq ft. and it is beautiful. This color is called Camden Oak. 

Y’all, I still do not have the bedrooms painted 😩 Hopefully sometime over next week we will have someone out there to just do it for us. Once that’s done we can finish floors in the bedrooms and hopefully finish up a few smaller projects enough to move in. We’ll see!