Last Spring, in an attempt to find better jobs and recover from some hardships, Dylan and I offered my parents and my sister a place to live, and last year, the three of them moved in with Dylan and I. This past Thursday, my parents and my sister closed on their new house. After four years of broken dreams, hearts, and stress levels off the charts, they are now on their way towards a brighter future. I could not be happier that they have been able to reach this point in such a short time, and I know that they are grateful for the positive things that have happened for them in the last year. I can only hope that the positives continue to outweigh the negatives and that their house becomes a home very soon.
Yesterday, the moving company arrived at 7:30am and our house was emptied of all of their belongings. With the vacant rooms on the first floor, Dylan and I also have a new beginning - living alone! We moved in together when we were in college, and we have shared three different apartments together, our last being in Indiana. After leaving Indiana, we moved in with Dylan's parents, who were more than happy to have us closer, but also very generous and allowed us to live with them for just over a year. Straight from that living arrangement, we closed on our house, and my family moved in with us. So, for the last two and a half years, we have shared our home or shared someone else's home. It will be nice to finally be just the two of us again - I really missed that.
The most exciting thing about this is that I can finally get to work on making our house a home - painting the walls and trim (and ceilings!), buying furniture, tons of DIY projects - I can't wait! In fact, we have a lot going on already, which I am so excited to talk to you about. So, be on the lookout for some great posts coming up in the next few weeks about our floor adventures, having a gigantic house to buy furniture for, and all of the little projects I have planned!