coming home

Tuesday, July 26

As of a week ago, we are officially homeowners. Wait a second, I just have to say it once more, except yelling this time. WE ARE HOMEOWNERSSSSS!! WE HAVE A PLACE TO LIIIIIIVE AND A PLACE TO PUT ALL OUR CRAP THAT IS NOT A STORAGE UNIT. I cannot tell you how much joy those words bring to my soul. After the past two nomadic years, I would honestly be happy to live anywhere at all as long as it had four walls and it was our own. But somehow we ended up with a home that feels a little something like a dream to us. Most of our belongings are still being stored in Virginia, so Tyson will be heading out there to haul everything back home within the next little bit. I often mentally run through the boxes of that storage unit and everything that I left inside of them, thinking at the time that it was only going to be a quick 6 months before I unpacked them again. Like, I'm pretty sure there's still a plethora of spices in there. And shampoo bottles that I am genuinely concerned about. And my rocking chair!! OH HOW I HAVE DREAMED OF THAT ROCKING CHAIR.
But until that happy day around the corner when he pulls up in the moving truck, we are here in our empty house plus an antique piano and a plethora of toys, enjoying its emptiness and the doing of whatever we want throughout. In fact, I'm quite sure the kids prefer it this way. Last night Tyson was putting the kids to bed and I was in the backyard messing around with the sprinkler settings and watering a few patches of grass with our new garden hose, of which I already love so dearly, and I just stood and watched them through the windows. They moved from the kitchen, through the living room, up and down the stairs, and into the bedroom. Tyson with a wad of jammies and toothbrushes in his hand, chasing our naked babes in a fit of giggles throughout their very own space, completely unimpeded. It was the happiest.

And I swear I'll never stop crying, I'm just so so grateful that we're home.

6 comments:

Helen T said...

The light on the wood floors and the warm white everywhere. Ah, dream house! I know the feeling of finally having a place that you're completely in love with. The best. Enjoy it all.

Krista P. said...

What a beautiful home! Congrats to you and your beautiful family :) This is something I dream of everyday. Living in Vancouver, Canada though, there is no way. Prices are astronomical here! I still dream though and hope it will come true one day.

Katie said...

I feel like this is the most beautiful home I've ever seen. I'm so happy for you Syd. You always seem to make my day somehow with your posts. What an amazing feeling to be home.

Carey King said...

Ahh I have a little bit of house envy, also your little girl's voice is too cute (snapchat) and the giggles too much! I have a little boy and a baby on the way , another boy would be awesome but little girl giggles would be awesome too!:) we sold our apartment in December and have been living all over- guests rooms, them moved cities and in an apartment not our own with none of our belongings so I feel you- looks like we will only have a year of it though- but man do I miss my stuff, its stupid but I miss my couch, and cook books hahaha. Congratulations on your new home!!

Kim said...

Wonderful, I can't wait to see what you do with it!!!!

Emily said...

I know that must be the best feeling ever!! We stayed with family while our house was being build (what should have been 3 months that turned into year adventure) and the day we moved in I cried too. (And we didn't have children, so high-five for coming out alive with the kids!) The feeling of being settled is one that can not be replaced!! Can not wait to see more of your new home. (And isn't "home" the best word ever)!

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