Saturday, January 8

goodbye #27

first home 15 web2
nursery 1 web
nursery 2 web
first home 19 web
first home 4 (web)
kitchen web

I knew I was going to have a hard time saying goodbye to shoddy #27, as much as I hated to admit it. But no matter how squeaky the floors, how thin the walls, how icky the bathroom, how ugly the blinds, how creepy the laundry room, how many layers of yellow-white paint, how impossibly malfunctioning each and every door and doorknob (if you want to get nit-picky), this old place---and one little green room in particular---will have a special place in my heart. My baby's first room became a nearly sacred place, just for us.

Goodbye to our address of 2.5 years. We'll miss you, Arlington.



Dede said...

Oh Ali! What great pictures.

Andi said...

Saying goodbye is hard. We really miss Arlington. Sometimes I still tear up when I think about it.

I love these photos. Good luck in Richmond!

Lacey Jane said...

So sweet- I love that you took pics of how you interacted in your home for 2.5 years! I feel like your pictures are always so thoughtful. Love them!

Miss you guys!

Lane Anderson said...

A-dorable!! I couldn't help but think of the early pics of Oscar in that room while you tracked his (rapid) growth from a newborn. I will miss #27 too--some good times were had in that shoddy little apartment. Now on to new adventures.

ps. I don't think I could ever get tired of looking at pictures of Oscar. The fan club thanks you for pic-heavy post :)

Kim said...

your little babe is so cute washing his hands! a big move is always bittersweet--welcome to richmond:)

brittani c. said...

Ali, you've got impeccable style. You've created such a lovely home! Again, good luck with your new beginnings.

Anonymous said...

I can so relate to this post! In July we'll be moving out of our tiny one bedroom apartment and as much as I can't wait to leave behind the gross carpet and ugly old cupboards, it was still our son's first home and part of me will miss it.

I just love your blog and look forward to checking in to see how things are going with your next adventure!

Anonymous said...

I've had so many homes, I know how you feel about leaving them all. Hope your new one is even better.

InCircle Interiors said...

i just noticed (late) that you're back to blogging! yay! and love the reminder of your amazing nursery. so fun to see your boy getting bigger. i think i may just post about this nursery cuz I'm having a boy in May and sharing inspiration for boy nurseries on my interior design blog. i'll email you when i do.

d. Sharp said...

oh, he is so cute!

Tonia Conger said...

Ali, where are you headed now? Change is sad...but also exciting, don't you think?

marta said...

favorite goodbye house series ever. you look so cute in stripes. and that boy with the curls?! oh. my.