Saying goodbye to our first house…

One chapter is ending and a new one beginning. I can’t believe we are soon moving out of our first family home. Getting ready to move has me stressed, exhausted, on edge, excited…but most of all…nervous. Nervous to leave the house that holds all of our most cherished memories. This is the house I spent 2 months of bed rest in, the house we stressed over two different pregnancies in, where we brought 2 different newborns home to, where they both refused to sleep, where they both finally slept, where they both learned to crawl, where Payton learned to walk, where we come to after a long day, where tears have been cried from munchkins, tears from Mommy and Daddy, tears of joy, tears of exhaustion, where first coos and giggles engulfed the room, belly laughs and gummy grins brightened the day, where the excitement of learning letters/colors/numbers happened, family dance-offs, hide and seek, peek a boos, games of “bet you can’t catch me!”, the house where first puzzles were built and crayons colored on the wall, this is the house where all of our first family memories were made. I know there are just as exciting memories to be made as we move forward but I can’t help but have a heavy heart as we say good-bye to the first house I have called home. Our home. We are saying good-bye to our first family home.
They say the window is the soul of a home and I could not agree more.  This window is by far one of the memories I will hold on to the tightest.  This window was visited daily, multiple times.  It was Payton’s favorite spot to just sit and watch.  We watched the fog roll in, sprinkles turn to showers, evening turn to dusk, sunshine break through gray clouds, we watched for birds and barked at dogs, we watched Daddy wash the cars and take out the trash, we learned about cement mixers and excavators, it was the window Payton sprinted to when she heard the garage door open to wave to Daddy, it is the window we can wave to the garbage trucks from…this window was the soul of our house and I will miss it dearly.
So onward we march…there are so many wonderful blissful memories that have yet to be made…

Our window…
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About JulesJ

We have grown from a family of three to four! I am a full time wife and Mommy, and a part time Registered Nurse in a busy Medical Cardiac ICU. My hubby works at Microsoft...that is what brought us to Seattle. We have the most adorable little girl...born October of 2011. Plus we have a new little bundle of joy in our life, our little prince was born February of 2014. We live in Issaquah, WA, about 20 minutes east of Seattle...though we are true Texans at heart. I am just trying to capture those every day moments so we will have memories to last a lifetime.
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3 Responses to Saying goodbye to our first house…

  1. I really love all your photo’s, precious! Good luck with the new milestone, may your new house be a blessed home for your lovely family. 🙂

  2. Ninali says:

    What a fabulous story told through these photos! You should make a wordless book titled ‘Our Window’. What a wonderful keepsake that would make. The photos are wonderful and not only see the growth in your amazing babies but in your photography as well. Moving from the home you brought all your babies to is something i know all to well…it is really hard. But it looks as though you have plenty of wonderfully captured memories!
    By the way, I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest… Lived in Washington until i was 30… Go Seahawks! 😊

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