Thankful Thursday – Our Own Home

We close on our new home at 12:30 today! I am nervous and excited and exhausted and anxious… I am basically every emotion you could think of all rolled into one.

A gorgeous house fell into our laps in our ideal neighborhood – the same neighborhood I grew up in, the same neighborhood my parents still live in, as well as my sister, brother in law, and nephew.

We never intended to buy a house that quickly but it’s perfect and we loved it and we can afford it and it’s in our ideal location… so we acted! It all happened very fast, and I am here to tell you that buying a house, with its copious amounts of paperwork and time commitments (hello, 10 hour homebuyers course) during the already busy hustle and bustle of the HOLIDAY season is not, I repeat NOT my smartest idea, but some things are too good to pass up! Purging and packing on top of our full time jobs and part time jobs… whewwwwww…. no joke!

It’s been stressful and time consuming, it’s been a whirlwind and it’s been exciting, and we finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!

2015 was a crazy busy year for us – I think back to all we accomplished this year, and I honestly think we only showed the tip of the iceberg with regards to what we are capable of!

We did 80% of our wedding stuff ourselves, including decorations and all that jazz. We planned the wedding. We shopped for and bought the aforementioned house. We worked our full time jobs, while growing all 3 of our businesses. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but there were a lot of moving parts!

Once we get moved in and settled, I am excited to build upon the solid foundation we have laid. I am so stoked for a new year, because bright things are ahead!

For now, I am off to close on my very first home, and I couldn’t be happier! 🙂