The last couple of months have been a whirlwind. We only made the decision recently that we wanted to get serious about selling our house in Eastmoor and moving to Gahanna or Westerville. We have plenty of time until Isla is ready for school, but I knew I wanted to be in a new house before then. Once I knew that was going to need to happen in the next couple years, I got antsy. One month of house hunting later, a month of negotiations and inspections, and here we are in a new house.
Buying a house for the second time was so different than buying our first. I was pickier. The first time round I was just happy to be in a home we owned and no longer in a rental. I have loved our time in our first home, but I never had that magical feeling that I thought I would. Our house had absolutely everything we wanted but it was a ranch and I just never loved ranches. It was more emotional leaving it, though, than I was prepared for. It’s where we brought home our first baby. It was my sanctuary during my most vulnerable time. I appreciate all it has been through with us.
The first time I walked through our new house it excited me. I had felt that feeling before in two other houses but unfortunately, we weren’t able to put in offers on those. This house is not glamorous by any means, but I loved that it was a blank canvas, ready for our touch. There’s nothing we need to do to it, but the potential is there. I have my eye on you, kitchen.
I have big dreams of all the family memories we will make in this home. Summer nights out on the deck, Isla’s first birthday, our second Christmas as a family of three, and many, many more. We are so close to Blendon Woods Metro Park and I cannot wait to take Isla there. I hope to be able to share our progress on the blog as we really make this house our home. I cannot wait!