We're Moving to New Hampshire!


In case you haven't already heard the news over on my Instagram, we're moving to New Hampshire! It's hard to express how wild it is that so many pieces of life fell into place one after another which ultimately landed us in a total dream situation. Though we didn't "plan" on this happening for at least another few years, life is funny and here we are. It's a little sad at moments to think about leaving our first home behind but the excitement for this next chapter is the true prize. We've lived in our first home together for a little over two years and within that time frame so much has happened which is why it will always be remembered as the place where we grew most as a couple and laid the foundation for our future. We renovated almost ever inch of this house with our own blood, sweat and tears, adopted Conway, got engaged, planned a wedding, got married and Derek took on a great new job. It's a special place.

Miraculously our home in Gloucester sold in one day and the day after that happened, we found a new home in New Hampshire where our offer was accepted. Everything moved so quickly that I've been doing all that I can to take a moment here or there to process it all. Fast forward 3 weeks and we are now moved out of our house and living at Derek's parent's second home in the interim until we close on our new home in New Hampshire in about eight weeks (fingers crossed we don't get a snow-pocolypse!). Crazy, bittersweet and so very exciting.

It's been quiet here on the blog and well the cat is out of the bag now as to why! I'm thrilled to post about the news here and move forward with sharing our story as we move to a new state, a new home and in many ways a new start to a life of our very own where we will begin to grow roots for not only our marriage but our future family.

The new home we've purchased in New Hampshire is new construction, and we purchased it quite early on in the process where there was pretty much just subfloor, framed out walls and a roof. Luckily we're at a point in our life where we were able to see this as an opportunity rather than a burden in terms of seeing this house through to completion.

As you can imagine, I'm in heaven picking out finishes for the new house. Interior design heaven, that is. So far we've selected out our kitchen and bathroom cabinets and counter tops, hardwood floor color, carpet material, bathroom floor tile, fireplace mantel and surround, the color of the siding on the house and positioning of all of the lighting. Even with all of that, there are still a few more things on the horizon that we'll pick out such as the actual light fixtures throughout the house and paint colors, to name a few. I'd love to share what we looked to for inspiration throughout these selections and I plan to do so here throughout several different posts dedicated to each element, so keep an eye out for that!

After we got married, we committed to slowing down for at least a few years since we've been going non-stop with pretty life changing events since 2011. Hence why our heads are spinning at the moment. We're about a week and change away from the six month mark of our marriage, and we've managed to find ourselves in the midst of yet another big life change, what the? Our mentality has always been to just put our nose to the grind, prioritize and focus on setting up our life now to enjoy the fruits of our labor afterwards. It's come with a lot of sacrifice in several different aspects of our life, but it's all worth it for the end goal -- and we're almost there :)

There are so many things we're excited about with this move, which I'll express over time here but the biggest thing right now is the freedom and space that will come with it. The house sits on about 3 acres of land and is totally surrounded by trees. There is even a little stream that runs down the side of our land (can't believe I can even say that, 'our land'!) which reaches a small river and gosh it's just all so peaceful. Privacy and land we're on the top of our list, it's such a dream to have found that.

More details and behind the scenes of our inspiration coming soon...!


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