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This is How We Rang in 2016

What better way to ring in 2016 than to get the keys to our new pink home? The night before we got our keys Ryan said "lets get up early and go to Starbucks and then we'll go to Anthropologie to get your favorite candle for the new home!" He always knows just what to say to make my heart so very happy! While we were out running our errands, with coffee in hand, we also stopped at Target to pick up our NYE champagne. We got a baby bottle to pop open at the new house, we knew we'd be in the celebratory mood (times two) with it being New Years Eve and all! 

It still feels a little surreal. We spent months trying to find our home, and after putting in numerous offers in this particular neighborhood, that were all turned down, we were really close to giving up. I was calling apartments and looking at storage units. We said many prayers and when we did get bummed about losing a house, we did all that we could to keep the faith and regain our excitement as fast as we could. We believe with all our hearts this is the home that was meant for us all along, and we are just so very happy that we found it right when we did - the last minute, literally. This home was the answer to our prayers! 

After we got the keys, we lit our new candle (this is my favorite candle here in Baltic Amber) and put Eric Church on Pandora. We sat on the fireplace hearth in the living room and we just took it all in. We popped the Prosecco, did a cheers to the house, kissed, and had an early NYE celebration. 

For our New Year's Eve dinner we had Pizza Hut! We wanted to be casual and relaxed. We wore our pajamas, ate pizza on the sofa, and watched Ryan Seacreast do the countdown to 2016! We both said there is no other way we'd rather be ringing in the New Year. 

On the first morning of the 2016 we headed back over to the new house. We had a long list of what we wanted to do before we started to move our stuff over. Ryan spent the day building storage shelving in the basement and I cleaned, and cleaned, and cleaned. There is a lot to do before we can even think about unpacking, and we know we have a long road of renovations ahead of us, but we are excited to bring this baby to life! 

Today we started moving stuff and we are both sore tonight! 

I can't wait to share all the progress photos along the way. Renovations will start mid-January and we'll be living out of boxes for a while. We discussed keeping the bed in living room until the enamel paint is finished. This shall be an adventure, and that's what I'm reminding myself when all my OCD tendencies start to surface. ADVENTURE! 

Stay tuned! And follow along on Instagram @wendycorreen


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