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The Evolution of a Home

June 10, 2013

There really is no place like home…

We are about to celebrate our 5th Wedding anniversary! Yes, 5th! I still can’t believe it. I feels like yesterday that Andy and I were celebrating with our 400 closest friends and family (yes, again, 400, but that is because Andy’s family is huge and we both grew up in Churches that have deep roots).

I think the reason why these past 5 years have flown by is because Andy and I have lived a whirlwind of a life. An amazing life, but we just never seem to stop moving… literally. I am sitting on our couch writing this post in our 5th place of living since tying the knot. We always seems to find our selves settling in and then uprooting right back again, and we know the winds of change are coming again. It’s just how it goes when you are married to a man in the construction world (Andy manages large constructions projects for a mechanical contractor).

One thing we have learned though, no matter where you live, or go, your home is where you are. Very clichΓ©, I know, but we have been able to make our home based on the fact of who we let into it, what we do in it, and how we love in it. When Andy and I were starting to get serious (way back in our Sophomore Year of college), we sat down and wrote out our goals of what we wanted our lives to look like. One of our top goals was to let our home be a haven to those all around. It’s been incredible the things God has done in our home, from ministering to college kids, backyard BBQs, friends crashing on the pullout and more, our residence, no matter where we go will be a home. Every place we have lived in has fit our needs, our wants and has never felt “not right”. I solely believe that this is because each time we move, we pray for our next house and when we get in it, we pray over each room. I strongly recommend doing this because when you make a place sacred, God will honor your convenant.

Now for fun. I thought I would share pictures from our past places of living! Not only has our marriage grown and matured but our interior design tastes have as well… please don’t judge our previous tastes. We just didn’t know any better.

Our Apartment in San Ramon, California July 2008 to December 2008

Things to look for:

  • Our old school tv
  • A teddy bear and monkey
  • Andy
  • Our college furniture

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Our First Home that we bought, Greeley, Colorado, July 2010 to October 2011

Things to look for:

  • Crazy paint colors
  • A Baby Boomer
  • Andy’s Prize 4H Rocket
  • Again with the horribly mismatched furniture

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Our house in Morgantown, WV, October 2011 to July 2012

Things to look for:

  • The start to furniture looking like it belongs together
  • A Tron
  • Halloween decorations
  • Sorry the pictures are so grainy!

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And our current residence, Our apartment in Washington, DC July 2012 till ?

Things to look for:

  • A love note on a mirror
  • Common items from the last 3 houses
  • More Tron sightings
  • Lemons that look real but aren’t!

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