I had my first pathetic cry like a baby yesterday. All because our current house is now listed online. As I was saying in the last post, everything's been feeling a little bittersweet leaving this house. But it all became real seeing the listing and it's all because of a bear named "B"! If you look at the link you can see B laying on the floor by the front door in the video...
Connor has had this bear since birth. He's slept with him every night and cuddled him since probably 4 or 5 months old. He named him "B" at around 7 months old and the name stuck. He still, at almost 5, loves his B and sleeps with him each night. Well, the video shows B laying on the floor by the front door (even though I had told Connor to bring B with us outside). I didn't notice he didn't. And that simple little thing reminded me that we are leaving a lot of "babyhood" behind here. Every child was brought home to this house. We had many sleepless nights in this house. Heard first words and saw first steps being taken. I know that we will have new memories in the new house and we are definately bringing B along with us. But seeing B, by the open front door, just symbolized so much for me. We are closing the door to this part of our lives.
So after being so sad about leaving our house yesterday, I decided I better take a drive out to the new house to make me excited again! And it sure did the trick! I am in love with our new house. It is starting to look more and more like a home everyday. We have a driveway, front step, exterior lights, and completed siding and trim. We now have working interior lights and light fixtures in most rooms. The simple act of being able to turn on a light really makes it feel more real. Our microwave has been installed and a lot of the faucets are in as well. The tile has been completed in the master bath. We also saw lots of kids playing and walking down the street. So many exciting things to remind me that even though we are closing one door, the door we will open soon, will be a doorway full of blessings.
Our home. The driveway, walkway, and exterior lights/lamp post are now in.
The front step and walkway
Dining Room (our craft room). This chandelier was a nice surprise. We were supposed to be getting a smaller, simple, 5 light chandelier. I was excited to see how much nicer this one is!
Some of the recessed lights in the kitchen
Yay! We have a microwave and it vents the stove to the outside of the house! Our current house doesn't have a vent at all for the stove! This will be so nice!
Family room-another nice surprise is a lot of our rough-in's actually have fixtures on! I'm hoping they don't realize this and change it! This gave us an extra few light fixtures so we won't need to rush to pick out or own or could just keep these!
Guest/Kids bath with lights, cabinets, and faucets (don't mind the crazy person in the mirror!)
Our shower has been tiled. I love the clean look of the white tiles! Now if I can keep them white!
The bath has been tiled too and I was excited to see the access panel is not in the front!
Sink faucets are in and granite looks nice with the lights on!
Close up of granite. It's definately more yellow than the model and I actually like it a lot more! The model had a lot of pink undertone and I was worried it would look to pink. This looks pretty nice!
We'll be back out to the house on Saturday. I can't wait to see what they do next. It would be so awesome if flooring is in when we come back!!!