Our First House

Sunday afternoons are messy at our house. And I like them that way. (If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably noticed). We’ve usually let the weekend play around us with all its Legos and dolls and light sabers and blanket forts and left over pizza. We’ve let the dishes pile up and a pile […]

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We’ve been in our new house exactly two weeks today. It’s staggering to me how easily it’s become home. Despite the ache of goodbye, this new place has opened it’s arms and its neighborhood and its beautiful front doors and absorbed us in as if we were always meant to be here. Fifteen years later […]

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I have so many thing to tell you I don’t know where to begin. Sometimes your head can be full of words but your body is full of aches and pains from a week and a half worth of packing boxes and moving. So while your head really, really wants to share all that you’re […]

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This week I did something I’ve been too scared to try for decades. I PAINTED a piece of furniture! Please take a moment to appreciate how monumental this is for the girl who only just bought her first house at the age of 40. A lifelong renter, I’ve never felt roots deep enough to take […]

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Oh you guys, I can’t even begin to tell you how much your reactions to our story of buying our first ever house meant to me this week. I cherish each of your beautiful comments and emails and I’m still working my way through all of them because I want to respond to each one […]

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On Friday last week Peter and I signed our names approximately 5 million times and became first time home owners. We’re both 40. We have three kids and have lived in 9 rental homes in 3 different countries. And two years ago I’d officially given up the dream of ever owning our own house. Until […]

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