May 5, 2010

closing time

"every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."  -semisonic

last week, we closed on our first home - yippee!  we will be moving, and relocating at the end of this month to windermere, fl.  that's right, we will be the winds of windermere!  i am stoked to finally be able to paint walls, decorate and make a place our own.  i am so excited for the boys to have a backyard, and year-round sunshine to play in.

as much as i hate to admit it, connecticut has been good to us.  todd and i started our married life here.  our boys were born here.  there has been so many of life's huge changes that took place, here in stamford, ct.

so, i thought i'd take a look back at this new beginnings end...

 we have been fortunate to have family here in the area to depend on for shelter, not just once, but twice.  we lived with todd's aunt and uncle for a month when we first moved up here and again when we were in between condos.  they have been very kind to us over the years...

then we moved into a 2 family home on neil lane.  we lived there for 2 years.  it was actually a pretty cool apartment, but man, did it have stairs!

neil lane was home to our first born, jack.  this apartment was a two bedroom, however, they were on two different floors.  so, for the first couple months of jack's life, he shared a bedroom - and a bed, little booger - with his parents.

as you can see, we very quickly grew out of this apartment!  jack's baby things more or less too over and we needed more space.  and bedrooms that were on the same floor...

our next place was on bridge street.  jack had a great bedroom of his own right next to mommy and daddy's.  we also had a really nice finished basement that held lots of jack's toys.

jack had all of his first in this townhouse.  first solids, first walking, first was his place of growth.  but once again...we grew out of it.  we only lived here for one year but we needed more space!

then we moved to our final place here in ct, summer st.  this townhouse has lots of room, and lots of floors!  yikes!  i'd have to say i've lost my baby weight because of the stairs!!!

summer st. has been ryan's first home, as well as his many firsts.  we have lived here for two years and it has suited us well.

i can not wait to join our new community and have many more firsts for us in florida!  mickey mouse...see ya real soon!!!


  1. Awww, very sweet. Good luck on your new adventure!!

  2. Hi Stephanie,
    I'm rather new to blogging, or not paying attention, but I realized I have followers of my blog and you are one of them. We might have connected through Iheartfaces. Anyway, on this rainy, cold night, I'm checking out blogs! You do such beautiful photography! I'll have to check out your tips, I'm always trying to learn something new. Best wishes on your move. We went to Naples, Florida in March. It was hard to come back to cold and wintery Wisconsin. I could easily live there if my family promised to visit. I have two boys too...a married 25 year old son and another new graduate at 22. The years go fast...keep taking pictures! :-)