So FINALLY we moved in to 415. It's the dream I thought it would be and to be able to say that and mean it is another dream. When we moved into our previous house people would ask, "Are you LOVING your new house?!?!" with an expectant tone indicating they assumed it was fabulous. I never felt that true connection to the house and always down-played our enjoyment of the house. Red flag #1. I was an idiot. However, 415 is all I hoped it would be. The more stuff I put away or on display or arrange the more I feel like the house was made for us. I really, truly am loving it.
The house is still an utter wreck, but we've done a lot despite the mess. We went to IKEA on Saturday and got 2 new couches for the living room since we had to sell our old one. It's amazing what having a BIG house can do to your perception. A lot of our furniture and accessories either don't fit in this house or don't have a place. We've given up several things (gladly, though) to move into this house. I don't feel like I have a huge, overwhelming home on my hands and I really have no desire to ever live in more than 2200 square feet! I just don't see the point.
I've been holding these back for a while, but I think we're safe to share them. I hope me saying that doesn't throw this transaction into a tail-spin :| It would be our luck. In the meantime, enjoy the photos from our new house!
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