Thursday, April 24, 2014

Published 10:49 PM by with 18 comments

This Moment: a New Home!

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no a few words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor, and remember. ~ Amanda

Yes, that's right: this is a picture of the Mininsky* standing in front of the house we will be moving to in two months! The tiny horses in her hands gave their approval of the lovely backyard already. The house is not very large, but will provide enough space for all of us, including a bedroom for our daughter for the very first time.

While we have enjoyed our time here in the apartment, it's just too small for three adults (my twenty-one year old sister, Emilia, has lived with us for a year) and one toddler. I am THRILLED for many reasons, like...

... no freakishly loud upstairs neighbors blaring music at all hours of the night!

... a washer and dryer in the basement, instead of having to cart our laundry a block away to the nearest apartment laundromat station!

... a fenced-in backyard for playing!

... a sunny porch to grow tomatoes and flowers and herbs!

... more space to have guests over!

... it's only two blocks away from where we're currently living!

... we'll be a few hundred yards away from an incredible local bakery!

... it's at the end of a dead-end street, so there's very little traffic!

... there's a basement for us to escape to when tornado weather occurs!

... we'll be able to have a piano again!

... more space for books, since about a quarter of ours are currently in boxes!

... lots of windows for sunny rooms!

... the chance to decorate a full house!

... wood floors eeeeeeverywhere!

And best of all, a chance for newness, a fresh perspective, a clean slate. I truly love moving, and it will feel wonderful to stretch my wings to a new home.

More updates coming soon!

*The Mininsky is our daughter's Russian mafia nickname. If you know us at all, then you will know that we say this tongue-in-cheek ; )



Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

Congratulations! How very exciting!

Yanic Arsenault said...

Congrats! What a wonderful time of life. I still remember putting the keys in the door to our first(and still now) home. Wishing you many MANY years of joy! And a small home just means a home more jam packed with love. Speaking from expirience here : 4 people and 3 cats, 900 sq.ft!

I cheated this week and added a little description to mine.
Here is the link if you feel like stopping by!

Have a great week-end!

debby emadian said...

Hi there, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Congratulations. Your new house looks amazing. I love red brick houses. I know just how you feel because we have just sold ours and bought a new one (subject to contract) and all being well will be moving about the same time as you. It's such a good feeling. Think of all the happy memories you will make with your family there.
Have an awesome weekend.

threecherries said...

Adorable picture! And congratulations with your new home!

Appleshoe said...

Oh congratulations! A wonderful moment and one you wont soon forget. I hope those two horses (and your wee one) have a lot of fun in their new backyard. Be well.

Jennifer - The Deliberate Mom said...

Congratulations! That is definitely something to celebrate... and a wonderful moment to capture.

Enjoy these new beginnings. Memories in the making.

Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Carie said...

Congratulations!! That is truly a wonderful moment and the new house sounds amazing!

thegreatfish said...

I am so excited for you. I hope we get to see more photos!

mountain girl said...

Congrats, Lyssa! Yes, I think it's so much fun to move, too--but of course, lots of work as well! It looks like a very sweet house--glad Harmony gave her OK!

KC Pagano said...

What a wonderful house!! And congratulations!

momentsofpeacemama said...

How exciting! Congratulations!
Happy weekend :)

Jessica said...

So exciting. Congrats!

Thank you for stopping by my moment today. Have a wonderful weekend!

Michelle H said...

Congratulations!! Owning your own home is, in my opinion, one of the greatest blessings!

Michelle H said...

Congratulations!! Owning your own home is, in my opinion, one of the greatest blessings!

Wonky Patchwork said...

Definitely a moment to remember, it sounds like a wonderful house, hope it all goes smoothly and becomes a wonderful family home.

Shel said...

What a wonderful moment! Congrats and this new adventure ya'll are about to embark on! Oh, the possibilities!

Our moment this week comes from after church on Easter Sunday. We have always waited to check out the Easter baskets (the girls know they come from us) until we get back from church but their patience at being able to do so has always impressed me. This picture just captures that perfectly!

Have a wonderful weekend! said...

Congratulations! This is very exciting news. Hope all goes well with the move. I'd love to see how you decorate H's room. Hopefully someday soon I can do the same with Rivers. :)

Lyssa said...

Thank you so much for your comments, everyone! I thought I'd already responded here, but it looks like I slipped up... oops!

We (unfortunately) are not buying the house, just renting it. Our finances won't support a home purchase yet! But we're very grateful to be renting a real house : )

@FourwoodThinking, I will be posting pictures of the finished rooms when we get to that point!