On our son’s first Birthday, my husband and I bought our first house! I am not sure how we will top next year’s Birthday present for Joaquín?
I have been wanting to share this incredible news for over a month now, but we wanted to make certain that we closed on the home before making our official announcement. It has been quite difficult to keep this a secret, especially since I had no idea how absolutely consumed I would be by the process. I had to make it my #1 priority in the month of January and thus everything else in my life (minus my family) was made secondary. I can honestly say it has been one of the most stressful experiences I have ever gone through, however 100% worth it at the end of the day.
My life has always been full of powerful synchronistic moments and this was definitely one of them. Around the end of December, my mom had taken Joaquín out for a ride in the car. For no reason at all, she decided to drive around a neighborhood close to her own house and see if there were any homes for sale. She happened upon one and when she saw that a real estate agent was showing it to clients, she decided to ask if she could see it as well. She instantly fell in love with the place and let Lucas and I know that we had to see it for ourselves. Unfortunately due our busy schedules, by the time we were able to see it, it was already under contract. Every house we saw after that simply did not compare; we could not get it out of our minds. On New Year’s Eve, Lucas and I toasted our champagne glasses at midnight to buying our first home together in 2016. The very next morning, the real estate agent texted us, “Happy New Year, your house is back on the market!” We did not hesitate this time around. We knew this was meant to be and that it was the perfect home for us. We got into a bidding war on Joaquín’s Birthday, however we ended up winning and I will never forget when we received the call from the real estate agent letting us know that the house was ours. Lucas and I were in Joaquín’s nursery playing with him. We were both overcome with emotion and hugged and kissed our son until he could not stand it anymore.
I would be so honored if you would follow us along on our beautiful adventure of renovating, decorating, and creating a lifetime of memories in our new house. I will soon be adding a “Home” section to the blog’s categories, which will allow you to see all of my posts related to the house. We will be moving in on February 19th, so I apologize in advance if you do not hear a lot from me over these next few weeks while we unpack and settle. I do promise updates and photos via social media, so make sure you are following me Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
On a sidenote: The antique keys that Joaquín is playing with in the photos were bought at an antique mall. They are hundreds of years old and come from Europe!