Saturday, October 22, 2011

Out with the old and in with the new

You might remember me writing a few weeks back about the possibility of buying a new home...well now it has happened. As of Wednesday our house is sold and as of yesterday we have bought a new house and some land. We now have four weeks to get everything organised and packed so we are ready to move on November 18th.
This is the house we have sold.
It is a special house as it is the first house we owned. We have lived here for 7 years. When we moved in it was just the two of us. It was a huge move from an old 2 bedroom flat to a brand new 3 bedroom house. We worked hard to pay off a good chunk of the mortgage before we started our family. This is where we bought our new babies home to. It was Sofia and Na'uli's first home. We have created a lovely garden, a nice environment for our children to play in. There have been lots of happy and fun occasions at this home as well as some sad ones. We have celebrated birthdays, shared meals with friends and family, hosted nephews and nieces, sisters, parents and friends. In this house we have recuperated from illnesses, mourned the loss of Paula's mother and survived the thousands of earthquakes that have rocked our city over the last year.
This has been a great house and we have created many memories here.
Now it is time for a change, the next step in our journey.
This is the house we have bought.

We wanted somewhere that was close to town for work but far enough away to feel like we were in the country. We wanted some land so we can have animals, plenty of sheds to store our company vehicles and materials, more vege garden, more bedrooms and overall more space and freedom...we think this fits the bill.
So here goes...hopefully lots more happy times will be had at the new house and more happy memories made.


  1. Good luck in your new home. I hope you will be very happy there.

  2. Congratulations on your new home Fran it looks lovely & I am sure that you will all be very happy there!

  3. Congratulations Fran! That's such great new. I am sure you will turn this new house into a home in no time at all. Good luck with the move. We are returning back to ChCh early December and I'm really looking forward to catching up. Take care, Nina

  4. so exciting! can't wait to see :)

  5. Congratulations on your sale, and the purchase of your new home! What an exciting step of your lives to be taking :)

  6. ohhhh I got a little tear in my eye when reading about your house and all the memories etc that you have had there....You and your family will make anywhere a special home and we can't wait to help make some new memories at your new place.XXX

  7. Congratulations! I've just sold my house too (as of Sunday) and we are currently looking to buy somewhere bigger, with more room for animals and veges and maybe babies...
    We move on the 25th so I feel like we will have matching busy houses until then!


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