GRATEFUL, GRATEFUL, GRATEFUL

September 23, 2016


It's Friday afternoon, one babe is upstairs tucked soundly in her crib and the other is tucked snug on the couch with a movie. I've got a cup of hot coffee by my side and am feeling so inspired by a few idea's I've got brewing, plus our move which is happening in 7 days!! It is a chaotic mess in our current house which often makes my brain feel like a chaotic mess but right now, in this moment, I am just soaking it all in. How lucky are we to have two healthy children. The freedom to dream big idea's. The means to have built a new home. I just feel so grateful. In 7 days we leave this rental house - the home we welcomed our second daughter into, and move to the city to live this dream out of ours that we have been working towards for the past two years. It seems surreal. I just keep thinking, in 2 weeks time we will be completely settled into our new home (eeeeeek!) I absolutely cannot wait to get settled and show you all some photo's of our space furnished and finished. Until then, we will be packing the rest of this house up. We are so ready.

A SWEET NEW BABE

September 12, 2016

About a month ago one of my best friends in the world gave birth to her first child- a perfect little guy called Robby. He is the sweetest and it is always so crazy to me how quickly you forget about those fresh baby grunts, coos', leggie jerks and that sweet sweet smell. My nearly 8 month old seems like a toddler compared to a new, tiny babe. Anyways, here are a couple of my favorite shots I took for them. It makes my heart so happy seeing another one of my closest friends as a mama. Nothing better than mothering along side your best girls. Also, Robby's nursery is perfection. White washed wood floors, a ton of natural light and the perfect accents of modern colors and framed artwork. Love you guys!

3 WEEKS TO GO

September 2, 2016

I can't believe our year of 'in between' is coming to and end. When we set out on this journey of transitioning from semi urban life to fully immersed downtown living over two years ago, we hoped for this time but it just seemed so far away. Two and a half years ago when we talked about wanting to live in the city, we would go back and forth and weigh all the pro's and cons. After a lot (a lot!) of discussion between ourselves and with friends, we decided to jump in and go for it. To be fair, it was mostly me who was on the fence about moving our family downtown (it's always been Nick's dream) but I decided to support Nick's dream and just commit to the experience and process. Also, how cool would it be to live in a home that was designed by Nick!? Isn't that any young architects dream? Once I made the decision it was so easy to get totally on board and have a ton of fun dreaming of what our life in the city would look like. Now, 2 plus years later, our house is nearly finished, there are boxes all over our rental, we have another human in our family and life just couldn't be sweeter. This little rental house has been nothing but wonderful for us while we finished the designing and building of our home and it honestly will be bittersweet to leave it but oh my goodness, the excitement of actually living in OUR home, the home we have dreamed of is overwhelming. Aside from being in a space that we have designed to be totally our own and decorate exactly as we want, we are also so excited to be able to walk everywhere (everywhere!) Parks, restaurants, coffee shops, work, friends houses, theaters, bars, all of it - we just cannot wait! We also have a driveway and our own backyard which is rare for downtown living and I'm just so grateful we were able to find a lot that allowed for us to have those spaces. For now I'm enjoying these last 3 weeks in our rental as much as I can amidst the boxes. It's been sweet but we're ready for this next chapter. Bring it on y'all. 

// Here are some construction photo's if you're interested. (If you follow me on IG you've already seen these.) Can't wait to share all the finished spaces here soon!

 

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