So in my last post, I told you about our new little endeavor.
Zack and I are old house people. We just are. Fresh out of college Zack purchased a big time “fixer upper” and began a slow but steady remodel. During the course of said remodel, he gained a girlfriend turned fiance, turned wife. And a whole lot of opinion about how things should be done regarding said “fixer upper”. We spent 11 months renovating that baby… mostly nights and weekends, all the while each living with our parents.
We completed the house in early September of 2003, then we hopped a plane to Vegas (all parents were in the loop and gave their blessing I might add) and got married. When we returned, we moved into our wonderful little home.
We’ve been here ever since.
This has never been just a house to us. Zack tore it down to the dirt and lovingly built it back into something worth holding onto and being proud of. And proud we were. On our one month wedding anniversary, we hosted a party for about 100 of our closest friends and family members (no, the house is not big enough for that many people) and celebrated our home, our marriage, our life.
In the 10+ years we’ve been here, our life has been filled with many ups and a few downs. We had the best little neighbor in the entire world until the Lord called her home. She was better than any security system money can buy, and she was the dearest friend you could ever ask for. We’ve celebrated Christmas after Christmas here with our families. We’ve hosted New Years Eve parties for all of our friends. Probably most important on our list of “ups” is bringing two of the most precious, kind hearted, gentle souls here, to their first home.
A few weekends ago, we hosted our last party here. This spunky little chick turned two!
I know I said I was going to tell the story of how this all came to be, and how we all came to know that this is the right move. And I will. I intended to in this post, but this is what came out instead.
The truth is, home is so much more than the house you live in. The things that have made this place our home may not get packed in a box, but they are definitely coming with us.