Many of you may not know that our house has been on the market for over a year...and I'm so happy to say we are in the final days of closing on the sale of our house! There were many reasons we wanted to sell our house, but it is still a little bittersweet.
For 5 years my husband poured himself and so many hours into building us an amazing home. Every weekend, and most nights, he spent building our beautiful home from the ground up. We lived in the basement for 5 long years while he built the upstairs, the day we finally got to move up it was one of the greatest days of our life! Unfortunately those would not be our final cellar dweller days! Two years later, my husband went through a very scary and trying time with his health, he was unable to work much, and we moved back into the tiny basement (this time with two kids in tow!) to rent out the upstairs and help with our income. We were blessed to rent it to our best friends and it made a very difficult time in our lives, much more pleasant! And we did it....we made it through a second time living in the basement! We moved back up right before our third child was born. I totally don't recommend moving when you are due any minute, no matter how close you're moving!
As we've been packing, cleaning, and sifting through boxes of memories, I can't help but reflect on all the moments big and small that our house has held. Bringing home all three of our children from the hospital, learning to walk, learning to talk, timeouts on the stairs, all moments encompassed in the four walls of our house.
I've come to realized the truth behind the sentiment "home is where is the heart is" and my heart is with my family. And although it is nice to have a big beautiful home, I don't want my life to be having a house, we want our life to be lived, and filled with, adventures, travel, and making memories. So we say goodbye to our house, to be more free, and able to say hello to adventures! To do something new (my husband has never lived outside of the town of Strong!)
To radically change our life to be able to radically live life! So as much as it's bittersweet to say goodbye, it's so exciting to think of what lies ahead!
Holly Kangas, mother, photographer, part time chef, and project runway winner wanna be!
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