Moving on Up.

by katelin on April 18, 2013

I’ve alluded to it in posts and now it’s really happening: Matt and I are moving!

And the funniest/best/most entertaining part of it all is that our new apartment is literally in the apartment complex next door. While sitting on our new patio we can look down at our old apartment, that’s how close we are. It’s a bit ridiculous but it is definitely for the best. We love our neighborhood and we wanted to stay but we just outgrew our place.

So we got the best of both. A new, bigger place in our same, lovely neighborhood.

But I must say, I am sort of sad to say goodbye to our current apartment. We’ve been there four and a half years. It was our first apartment, we got engaged on the front patio, we had our first Christmas party (followed by many more), we carved pumpkins with neighbors, we’ve fed a stray cat and we’ve just had so many wonderful memories.

I’ll miss the way our water heater makes too much noise after a shower or washing dishes, I’ll miss being able to hear when Matt comes home, I’ll miss seeing the mail dropped on our doorstep and I’ll miss people watching. I’ll miss the cozy home we’ve made for each other but I’m so excited to start all over again.

I’m so excited for our new patio, a second bedroom, a second bathroom, air conditioning (hark!), a dishwasher (hurrah!) and just, more space. I’m excited to have guests over, I’m excited to eat outside and I’m excited to have our first party there (even if I am terrified of getting in trouble since we’re on the second floor and we supposedly live in a “quiet” building). I’m just so happy for us to take this big step into bigger spaceland, ha.

So next Thursday I turn 29 and then Friday we move. It’s going to be one hell of a way to ring in the last year of my 20s and I cannot wait. Wish me luck!


happy thursday!

Posted in My Crazy Life
  • How fun!
    Good luck with the new place and happy early birthday!

  • Woohoo! Excited for this new adventure of yours! (Mainly because I know how much fun decorating a new space, even with old stuff, can be) plus, dishwasher!!!! Good luck with the move!

  • Oooohhh congrats on the new place! It’s crazy how difficult it can be to leave a home. I remember when I first moved out of the house I grew up in (I was 6) I was so sad. I moved away until I was about 12, and we ended up moving back into the very same home! I’ve been here ever since, and now I feel like all my best memories have been in these two places. It’s nice to have come back though for sure, it’ll be so tough when I move out!! The bigger place sounds fantastic for you guys though :)

  • Lynn

    Congrats on the new apartment!! That will be so much fun to build new memories & re-decorate a totally new space. I hope all goes smoothly with the move!

  • Very exciting!

  • this prompted me to read the post about your and Matt’s engagement, and when Nick proposed to me, this first thing I said was ARE YOU SERIOUS? Haha, kindred souls. He was serious.

  • I’m totally behind. Congrats a million times over! And you sound like me with my move – I moved a floor down and three apartments over.

  • Yay new place!! Congrats on moving up – I know it’s always hard to leave a place behind after you’ve called it home for so long, but I’m sure you’ll make lots of new memories in the new place.

  • Congrats on your new place! I remember having the same feelings you have when my husband and I left the first apartment we lived in together. So many good memories, and it was our FIRST place together. But yay for more space and a dishwasher! As much as hubby and I miss our old place, we’re loving our new one even more. I’m sure you will, too. :)

  • Yes, I agree… being in a rental apartment on the 3rd floor with stairs only and a new baby I can’t WAIT for the whole house!! But my favorite spot is going to be the built-in window seat in the family room. I’m going to put a farm style table there and I know it will be a family hot spot for games, eating, etc. and a fireplace next to it!

  • I’m not really excited, I’m more scared and anxious because I’m reckless with money and my parents even make jokes about me going broke. I know it’ll be lonely to live alone too, since I like having company but I guess maybe in the future I’ll have a good friend move in or I’ll just have company when the time comes to start a family. Other than that, I’m excited for food shopping, decorating my apartment/home, being able to play music loud on the speakers and just general space and independence. I can invite people to come and kick back, and all sorts of cool stuff. BQ: Nope not yet. I’m at a stage where I’m just finishing off school and I’ll look for jobs in the process. Target is one of the places I’m considering as I’m only 16 so I don’t want anything too major.

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