Two and a half weeks ago we said goodbye to our little house in Dickson, Tennessee. That morning, Noah and I went for a little walk around the yard. For him, it was getting to go "out-tide". For me, it was a small chance for closure - to walk around our house, give a silent thankful prayer to God for all that He has shown me and the ways that he has grown me while we lived there. I held back tears off and on the last two days as the movers packed and loaded and it wasn't easy when we made our final pull out of the driveway.
Before we left, the new owners stopped by to do some measuring for their new furniture. I had to walk into our empty garage and gain some composure before they walked our way to meet. They're a young family who just had their first baby boy. The family we bought the house from brought their first baby boy home to that house, and we did the same. They'll get to see their baby boy grow, explore, change, blossom- just like we did. And oddly enough, that made me feel better.
So what have we been up to since then?
+We lived in a hotel for a week and frequented the pool and fun restaurants here in Chattanooga.
+We've explored tons of fun things to do and I can't wait to write about them!
+We closed on our house a week and a half ago and moved in the next day.
+We're unpacked for the most part and finally eating home-cooked meals again!
+We paid off our last student loan and are now debt-free (go Dave Ramsey!) except our mortgage!
+ I'm 19 weeks as of yesterday and we find out the gender of baby this coming Tuesday!
We've had a crazy month and I'm thankful that we're able to get back into some sort of routine. This little blog hasn't had much attention the last few months, but with a new town to explore, a baby on the way, and starting the adventure of remodeling our house a room at a time, I'm excited to document it all!