Final package - keys, & note for the new owners

Well it’s closing day and it’s with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to our first home.

I actually can’t believe the day has finally come. When we moved in all those years ago, I thought this would be our forever home. However things change, and certain chapters must come to an end. But I do remember looking for this house though and how excited we were. At the time, we were told by countless people to look for, and read the reviews of professionals similar to these top real estate agents in Toronto so we had the best chance of being able to find the home of our dreams. After viewing many houses, we finally came across this one, and even now I have to say that this was the best decision we have ever made. It has been a great first home, but now it is time to start our chapter in a new house.

All the hard work and stress of moving aside, we’re looking forward to starting our next chapter with the new house. After all, we will have the help of companies similar to Atlanta Home Movers to help us out. That should be stress-free in itself, there is nothing worse than having a flap over moving all the furniture. It’s going to need some work on it, but we do love a project! I’ve been looking at this Roofing projects gallery for inspiration because I want to do some big things at the new place. I know we might not be there forever, but we can at least plan to stay for a long time, so we might as well make it how we want it. That’s what we did with this house anyway, and as I got ready to go, I couldn’t help feeling a little sad as I took my last walk through the empty house that we’d spent so much time on – and with the hubby being away this week, I had to do this one solo.

We have so many memories here, amassed in just three short years. This is the the place where we started our family – closing just the week before our son arrived.

Standing for the last time in the kitchen, I remember having our little Prince, just days old, upstairs asleep in his playpen while I sanded, primed and painted the cupboards.

There’s the now empty mantel, that used to be home to our engagement photo canvas that was used as the guestbook at our wedding.

There’s the feature wall in our bedroom that we had always planned to paint out – then of course never got around to doing until we were prepping to sell and only got to enjoy for a few weeks.

And then of course there is the mural I painted by hand in Kash’s room – my labour of love, which we made a special trip earlier in the week for him to say goodbye to.

All seemingly little things…but memories dear to my heart just the same.

It’s been a wonderful house to us. A place to call home. I’m a little sad to leave it behind, but know it will bring great memories to it’s new owners.

For us, it’s simply time to move forward.

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