Around the House

our first home

Three months ago, we signed lots of papers and bought our first house!

We’ve been living in the house for about half of that time, and so far in this home we’ve hosted our first overnight guest, had friends over for low-key dinners, and survived my first flu/virus. Thankfully, not all at the same time.🙂

aadd1When we walked through the house for the first time, we had been searching for about eight months, and the day before, our third offer had fallen through.

There was alot of work that needed to be done, (the listing said it was in need of “TLC”, ha!) but there was potential, and we loved that we could make the space our own!

aadd2aadd5aadd7aadd8aadd10aadd11We’ve still got a big to do list (that may or may not have grown by replacing a water heater today), but have checked off some of the larger projects and have a couple of more coming up!

We’re grateful for the Lord’s provision and are excited to continue settling in!


Around the House

blooming on belle

Fourteen days ago we moved out of our town home and into our 1957 “project”. I miss a lot of things about our town home… you know, calling our landlord when anything went wrong, non-commercial tile floor, a functioning dishwasher, and not having boxes lying around, but I digress.

We moved to the Augusta area in December 2013. A few weeks prior, we started our long distance search and settled on this space. We had no idea how long we’d be here, so it was fun making this space ours during our first 2.5 years in Augusta.


Don’t worry… all these faces moved with us and will be reappearing soon. That is, until we get a new Christmas card from you all🙂 (Let us know if you need our new address!)bloomingonbelle6340_1024bloomingonbelle6352_1024

So many memories in this room… home groups, game nights, parties, showers, goodbyes, dinners, Atwell Nephew Niece Adventures. Full and grateful heart.



Belle Court, you helped us bloom here in our city. Thanks for all the memories.🙂



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Monthly Goals

september 2016 goals

To say I’ve been inconsistent with monthly goals and blogging in general in 2016 would be an understatement. There is plenty swimming in my mind to write about, for example I turn 30 in just a little over a month and we just bought a 1957 house in need of a lot of love (🙈😁😳). #HoldMe 

Until then, here are my goals for September! 

  • unpack all boxes and find a place for everything (even if that means donating or trashing)
  • join a new gym
  • work on 30 before 30 goals
  • organize paperwork in house
  • pick a book – or two – to read (and spend less time looking at screens)
  • eat more veggies!
  • draft/publish 618 house tour

Happy September!