"bye bye house"

goodbye holland

goodbye holland

goodbye holland

goodbye holland

saturday was an emotional day for us as we packed up the rest of our belongings and said goodbye to the house that had become our home. it was so hard to leave the place that we had worked so hard to make into what we had envisioned. 192 w. 12th was a dream and where we thought our children would grow up. it's where we learned to tile and countless other home renovation projects. it's where eleanor learned to walk, and where our son was born. it was the beginning of our life as a family, it was the first home we would purchase together. it held 13 people when stijn's family made their first ever trip to the u.s. it held many conversations, many tears, many hugs, and lots of love. when we decided to move we knew that this would be one of the hardest parts but in the end we also know that it is just a house and everything that mattered left with us in that truck. there will be a different house, in another city, and it will house even more great memories. thanks 192 w. 12th for a great year and as eleanor says, "bye bye house."