Our First Home


What could be more fitting for a first blog post than a post about our first home. Late June, we finally closed on our first home. Finally homeowners! For the past 10 years or so we have been renting apartments and homes while in school, living in temporary towns. I cannot say we have enjoyed renting very much, especially as our family has expanded to include animals and a spirited toddler. We have always dreamed about our first home and the memories we will create: a big backyard for our kids, a vegetable garden, my dream kitchen. Just simply a stable living situation and the idea of NOT moving excites us.

I love thinking about this being the first home that Violet will remember as I have many fond memories of my first home. I can still visualize the exact layout of the home; it was a corner lot situated right on the Chesapeake Bay. Our backyard was huge and I spent everyday outside playing soccer, tasting honeysuckles, making forts, tending to my “worm house”, climbing the wood pile, and fishing off the large rocks hugging the bay. Our home on Prospect Bay View Drive definitely holds a special place in my heart and I like to think Violet will create similar memories in her first home.

Our new backyard holds a lot of promise. It will be a lot of work, but we are excited and already dreaming of what it will become. There are definitely a few things INSIDE the house that I  am not a fan of however. So, join us as we try our hand at home renovations, and share our own Fixer Upper experience with you.

But for now, I will enjoy the simplicity of sitting on my front porch with an Arnold Palmer, in my Adirondack rockers that I MAY have written into the house contract. That may be a first in the real estate world but hey, those suckers aren’t cheap!

Thank you to the sellers for agreeing to my awkward request to keep the porch chairs.

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