The day has come.
We are closing on our house this afternoon!
It has been four months of excitement, tears, rage, frustration, stress and joy.
All of those emotions bottled up and shaken around, just ready to explode.
Here’s the ironic part.
My brother and sister (chad’s brother and wife) have been trying to buy a home in Brooklyn, NY. They have been in “the process” for much longer than four months.
And they just found out they are closing today, too!
God just wanted one big Hugghins family celebration.
We will be doing a little celebrating this weekend and I’m really looking forward to it!
Tonight is our little towns “Oktoberfest” celebration, and you KNOW we are hopping on that bandwagon. Beer and pretzels the size of my head?
Tomorrow morning we are running the “Walk To End Alzheimer’s”. Chad and I participated last year, and raised over $1000.00. This year, Gertie will be joining us, too. We have both had loved ones in our families that have passed away or are still living with Alzheimer’s and we want to see a cure in our lifetime!
Plus, there is a enormous pancake breakfast afterwards. So, that’s a plus. Right?
Most of our weekend will be spent tearing down ancient wallpaper in the new house. I can’t wait to get that off the walls. It’s really going to open up the space, and feel more like ours. Starting with a blank slate is so much fun for the creativity process. It’s going to be a big project, but we are super excited about starting.
Like I said, it’s been such a struggle to get to this day. To finally close on this home!
But my friend from high school, Kelsey, really put this whole process into perspective for me. She said she felt the stress as well in the home buying process, but during that time, she really resonated with the verse in Psalms “The Earth is The Lords and everything in it.” That even though this house is “ours”? It’s really not “ours”. That brought so much clarity and peace to me after I read it. Encouraged by that humbling reminder.
So cheers to Friday! And cheers to closing on this gosh darn home!
And cheers to beer, pretzels, ugly wallpaper, and a pancake breakfast!
shoes: forever 21 (I know, right!?)
top: forever 21
clutch: forever 21