{this moment} Saying Goodbye

by | Nov 17, 2018 | Home Improvement, Home Sweet Home, Moving | 8 comments

“The world’s thy ship and not thy home.”
― Saint Therese of Lisieux

It was so hard to say goodbye yesterday before driving back to our new home in Idaho… knowing that this could most likely be the last time all our children would be together at our home in Oregon before it sells. They have all lived in this home since birth and it has grown along with our family over the years. So many wonderful memories!

Our little wild one didn’t want to cooperate while we were trying to get that one last picture of all the children outside their childhood home.

I’ve shared this picture before but wanted to share it again w. This is what the house look liked when we purchased it back in May of 2000, while I was on bedrest with our oldest son who was born a couple months later. The house has grown with our family over the years, first adding on three more bedrooms and two more bathrooms in 2005 when baby #4 was on the way, and then adding on a dining room and family room and remodeling/expanding the kitchen (scroll to bottom of linked post to see the original kitchen), original bathroom and laundry room in 2010. Pretty much everything was updated or replaced over the years except for the wood ceilings in the entry/living room and two original bedrooms.  We never did get around to building a new garage or shop (it was next on the list of projects we were saving up for) and that has been the main factor in why our home hasn’t sold yet and why we’ve needed to continue dropping the price… We have another showing this afternoon so I guess we’ll see what happens! 🙏🏻 


  1. Rosalie

    Blessings to you and your Beautiful Family on your New Journey…as you leave the house for the last time, our family tradition is someone holds as many pictures of past memories in their arms, and those memories will follow you and be with you always…❤🏡

    2018-11-17 17:33:27

  2. jbc2789

    Bittersweet times. Praying that your home will sell quickly!

    2018-11-17 18:49:45

  3. Marika Zammit

    In my prayers. Lovely pictures,lovely memories. God bless your family, all shall be well!

    2018-11-17 20:32:40

  4. Kris Weipert

    Oh! You're one state closer to Wyoming! St. Joseph prayers headed your way.

    2018-11-17 21:36:00

  5. Jenelel

    It is amazing – from what you've posted over the years, I always absolutely love your home. The neutral colours and the kitchen are just lovely and I love it all! I hope it sells soon for you – the buyer is going to get such a great home that has obviously evolved with lots of love and care. 🙂

    2018-11-18 09:14:56

  6. Valerie, NZ

    That home has evolved beautifully over the years. I hope it sells soon for you. May its new owners find happiness there. Now to build memories in your new home!

    2018-11-18 20:13:54

  7. Sarah

    They are all so sweet and adorable in those pictures. Prayers that you find the perfect buyer!!

    2018-11-19 01:47:18

  8. Ann

    What a beautiful quote from our beloved St Therese. My husband and I use to travel a lot and I use to say that we made our home wherever we went and that it consisted of the two of us. Many blessings to your family in your new home.

    2018-11-21 23:40:51


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