Monday, March 18, 2013

Finding Home

Well it's been a few weeks since I posted, hasn't it? I wish I could say I have good news about our house hunt but I don't. I don't have bad news either. We just haven't found a house yet. And I haven't been inspired to blog at all, but I felt inspired tonight.

We did have a few close calls. An offer here that got beat and a house there that we stepped into, fell in love with, and then found out 10 minutes after leaving it that an offer had already been accepted with several other offers already made as well. Complete bummers but we're still hopeful.

This whole experience has made me realize that the biggest thing is that we have a roof somewhere wherever that may be with my family that I love more than anything. They are home.

I've also been inspired by a few things I've read recently about people who took a big leap of faith and wound up finding home. Their home just happened to be New York City but I could still relate and find comfort in some aspect of each these stories (remember my love and fascination with New York? I've got an entire Pinterest board dedicated to NYC - whenever I get the chance to visit again.

Ann Hood recalls her first apartment in New York and her experiences floating from one apartment to the next. I thought it was interesting how her less than ideal living conditions helped her discover what she wanted in a home.

I had a good mail day last week...


My First New York is a series of quick stories on people who took the leap and headed into New York for the first time. From Yogi Berra to Nora Ephron, Liza Minelli to Maggie Gyllenhaal - it's neat to read the thoughts and experiences that shaped all of the people featured in the book.

Pregnancy-wise I've been feeling great. I'm exactly 25 weeks today which is nuts-o. It's going really fast. Emotionally the house hunt has been tough (with added hormones thrown into the mix) but I've been able to handle everything well so far. I had no intentions of posting any type of belly shot, but today is your lucky day friends...this was taken over the weekend (don't mind the bath towel thrown over the shower - that's how we roll around here).


And that's the belly disguised in one of my comfy outfits that I wear a lot. Black pants from Target that are so incredibly comfortable and a black long-sleeved shirt from Gap that I had gotten a few years ago.

So hopefully I'll have a *good* house update soon - let's hope :)

12 comments:

  1. Holly, so good to hear from you. BTW, you look so GREAT at 25 weeks!! I can't imagine house hunting while pregnant. I remember during our house hunt (time was limited) and just thinking 'Are we ever going to find one we like?' Keep strong, it'll come! I love NYC too - lived there for 8 years. Well, just know we're thinking about you and wishing you guys lots of luck!!

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    1. Thanks Fran - I missed being in touch so I wanted to do an update. Hopefully some good news soon.

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  2. You look soooo cute!!!! Way tinier than me!! Too funny, I just took my first belly shot of this pregnancy this weekend, was wondering if I should post it.

    Its great to hear from you...I've been thinking about you these last few weeks, but I hope you didn't feel pressure from us to post. There are so many other important things going on now in your life, don't worry about it:) I'm sorry none of these houses are working out, but don't lose faith, you will find the perfect one for you guys!!

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    1. You're also due a lot sooner than me too Sarah - you've got a month and half on me girl :) I wouldn't have posted if I didn't want to - I felt the pull last night and wanted to write.

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  3. Oh my gosh, you couldn't be more adorable, and so tiny!! It's great to hear you're not letting the house hunting stress you out...too much, the highs and lows of house hunting can be so emotionally draining, I know yours will be perfect whenever you find it!

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  4. You look so super cute, Holly! And congrats on selling your house! I know you'll find one, even though it's been a bit discouraging. The one you find will be the one you were meant to be in!
    Camille

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  5. Holly you look great! So cute with your baby bump :). Sorry to hear that you're not having any luck with houses - I know you guys will find something amazing though. It's great to hear from you on the blog! :)

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  6. Look at you! You look gorgeous - love that baby bump! Good luck on the home search, Holly. The right home is going to come along, and before you know it, it'll be yours! I see you have Nate in the good mail pile - I absolutely love this book! Happy reading my friend! :-)

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  7. You are glowing! What a beautiful pregnant lady you are! Wishing you good luck with your search...

    -Lane
    www.urbanorchardinteriors.com

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  8. Look at you and your baby tummy. How great! What a busy time in your life. You are so smart to take the house hunting slow and easy. I could not imagine moving with a tiny infant. Sleep now, while you can :)

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  9. You are looking FABULOUS! And happy :)

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  10. You look beautiful, Holly. I wish you much luck with your house hunt. It's so stressful, but the right place will come along for you, I'm sure. Love your furniture ideas as well!

    Take care,

    Lori

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