Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wait & See

The last few weeks have been jam packed, but incredibly blessed. Tilley-Gray is at such a fun age, exploring and learning every single minute. I wish I could just freeze time right where it is right now with her. Every month she gets older, I always say "this is my favorite age" but it just keeps getting better.

We are busier than ever at Poplin & Queen and are working with such fun clients. Running a business is amazing, and sometimes Shannon and I get bogged down with all of the paperwork and bookeeping, but at the end of the day, I know just how lucky I am that I get to work everyday with my best friend doing something that I love. This weekend we are headed to High Point for the the furniture market. It's an exhausting but exciting time. I'll be sure to post some of our new finds. Last week, we found a rug that was perfect for a client's home and they loved it just as much as we did! Isn't it so pretty?

And then, Gray and I decided that it would be a good idea to put our house on Wilmington's Azalea Festival Historic Home Tour. Essentially, we opened our home to the public, left it in the hands of volunteers, and over 2,400 people walked in and out of our house Saturday and Sunday. I have been asked for the past three years to do this, and finally caved in this year. Thankfully, we left during the home tour because if I would have seen all of those people in my house, I would have probably had a nervous breakdown.These photos were in the paper Sunday morning. 

Being on the home tour was a great experience for us. The volunteers were wonderful and we were left sweet notes from some of the visitors about our home (including Grayson's 7th grade teacher)!
 I love our house, but we are quickly growing out of it, so we put it on the market on Friday. It is the craziest experience, even more than having 2,400 people walk through our home to look at it, because now we are having people walk through our home to make it their home. It's bittersweet because we have put so much money, hard work, and late nights in to it, and my grandfather built the built-in shelves that won't be coming with us.  It is our first home that we brought our first baby home to. Our neighbor's are amazing and I'll miss them so much when we move. On the other hand,  I'm happy because I know it's time to move on, and I know whoever moves into this house will love it and add more layers of happiness to it. So, where does that leave us now?
We aren't quite sure, but are praying that a great house will come along, or a great rental until we can build a great house (a summer on Wrightsville Beach would be wonderful, wouldn't it?) Keep us in your prayers that we make the right decisions and fingers crossed that our home sells quickly! 
We will just have to wait and see!