Monday, April 18, 2011

Our Forever Home

Almost 2 years ago, as we picked our spot to put our baby Nolan. I looked up and saw some houses over the trees lining the memorial garden and I said that I wanted to live THERE someday. At the time it seemed far fetched due to the market. Almost 2 years later, many offers on multiple homes in that very neighborhood, we got our forever home. And the best part is our back windows overlook the church and memorial garden.
Homes over the trees

Last Tuesday, Chris and I got our long awaited for keys to the home we will raise our son. We got the call on Tuesday that we could FINALLY pick up our keys, it was really going to happen after multiple false starts and delays. On our way, we stopped to visit Nolan and just sat there thanking God for our new chance.

Look who has keys!!!

This new home is new beginnings for us yet it includes a very important part of our life, Nolan.
The best feeling ever was unlocking that door and the 3 of us walking over the threshold knowing that this was meant to be.

We were meant to live here, meant to grow our family here and most of all meant to be close to Nolan. This neighborhood is what I dreamed for our kids to grow up in, tons of children, neighbors that come out and crack a beer and mingle. A neighborhood that decorates for every holiday and a neighborhood that feels safe. This is what I remember growing up in, and it's what I want for my family. And now, here we are.
Tears of joy and a humbling reason to celebrate!



Welcome home family. We did it. We have our forever home.

23 comments:

nrsrrt said...

I'm so happy for you guys. You deserve it. Now bring on the house warming party!

Sarah said...

All I can is WOW :) Totally meant to be :) Congratulations on your forever home...

Beckie said...

I totally just cried when I saw the pic of Charlie holding the keys! I am so happy for you that you get to be close to both of your boys now for good. God bless you and your beautiful family.

Lauren said...

This is so awesome!! I am so happy for you guys. You deserve this. It is so meant to be! I cannot wait to come visit the next time I'm in town.

Lisa said...

SO happy you have ended up where you were meant to be! Enjoy your new home!

CaSondra Shim said...

Woww- how exciting that you waited for your blessing to happen and that you are close to Nolan. Definatly sounds like it was meant to be!

Sara B said...

Congratulations!!

renfo82 said...

So Happy for you all. You have been waiting for this moment for a long time now, since before Charlie was born. Enjoy your Forever Home. Im happy to see Nolan is so close to you.

Jen said...

Congratulations! So happy for you guys!
I love the pic of CC holding the keys.
:)

kristen said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!

Jeannie said...

How exciting!!! Congratulations!!

Carly said...

That is awesome!!!! Congrats!

Jill said...

Congrats Ashley and Chris and family! I cannot wait to come in JUne (if thats still offered!) with baby Sadie and come and see this beautiful new house of yours that is near your sweet Nolan. Oh brings happy tears to my eyes. I love you all. You deserve this house.

I hope to someday be able to own a house, and have all that you have. Youre a beautiful family. xoxo CONGRATS!

Holly said...

How wonderful! I'm so happy you can be so close to Nolan. I hope for that one day.

TanaLee Davis said...

That is wonderful. I'm soo glad things worked out for you and your family. It is a wonderful thing to see tragedy turn into something beautiful in the end of it all. Congrats!
~Felicia

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful blessing for you and your family.

Abigail said...

Congrats!!!! What a true blessing for new beginnings, new home, new memories, and last but not least having your first born Nolan so close!!! I got chocked up seeing the picture of CC holding the keys!!! How precious!!

Katie said...

Congratulations Ashley!! I'm so excited for you and your family!

Christine's Ramblings said...

Blessings to you!!!! Congrats on your forever home!

Lisette said...

Congratulations on your home. Sending you guys many blessings.

Jess said...

Congratulations on the home!

CC is getting so big and cute-er by the day!!

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Kimberly&Jason said...

Congratulations! So glad that you got your wish:)