April 5, 2013

... surprise!

It's been quite the process, but after a whirlwind, rollercoaster of a month, it's finally official: we're homeowners! As of yesterday, we own a house in Marin — on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge — and we're absolutely thrilled and excited and just a bit nervous. Change can feel strange for a little while, but we can't wait to dive into this new chapter and settle into our life here.

We'll be living just a half-mile from Radley's parents, on a hill in San Rafael that overlooks the town of Terra Linda. There's a two-story deck and a garden and an office with built-in bookshelves (sold!), but after years of city living, let's be real — we're just excited to have a dishwasher.

While picking up the keys last night, we'd planned to take our time and have a mini photo shoot by the for-sale sign, but we were way too anxious to run inside, so this fuzzy Instagram photo is our only picture of the moment. (Sorry, Mom.) In thirty years, though, this is the picture I'd rather have — the one that captures our blurry, blissed-out expressions, the one we could hardly sacrifice five seconds to take, both of us too overwhelmed and exhilarated to stop for a photo.

21 comments:

Maci Britt said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations!! Marin is so lovely :)

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Erin~Just*Grand said... [Reply to comment]

How exciting, Laura! Can't wait to see more pictures!
Xoxo. Erin

Brittany | Life of a Bama Girl said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats! How exciting! I am under contract with my first home now and will be closing at the end of the month! I can't wait!

tiarenie said... [Reply to comment]

congratulations!! cant wait to see pictures.

Laura Marie Meyers said... [Reply to comment]

@Erin~Just*Grand Thanks, Erin!! There's no screened-in porch, but you know where I'll be drawing my inspiration from :)

Nicole Marie said... [Reply to comment]

congratulations!!! one of my good friends who just had a baby moved to san rafael. suburb life is gonna be a change! dishwasher, parking, laundry, space!! oh the life :)

Nicole Marie said... [Reply to comment]

ps. where did radely go to high school?

Laura Marie Meyers said... [Reply to comment]

@Nicole Marie Marin Catholic! And yes — "a change" — understatement of the century :) Going to miss Cow Hollow so much!

Allie said... [Reply to comment]

ah i live right by the civic center in san rafael! the farmers market is to die for!! congrats!

Natalie said... [Reply to comment]

Soo exciting! Congratulations!

Angela said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations!!! Buying a house is so exciting, can't wait to do that one day! :)

Alice said... [Reply to comment]

How exciting! Congratulations, you must be so chuffed!! xx

Treasure Tromp said... [Reply to comment]

ah, that is so exciting! I absolutely love marin. How fantastic!!

Niken said... [Reply to comment]

that's so exciting!!!
congrats for you both.
and yay! Radley's beard comes back, haha

Elizabeth Kathryn said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats!!! Thats so exciting! Love the blog!
Elizabeth Kathryn
lifeandlaughter.typepad.com

Briel said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations to you both! I can't wait to see photos of your new home as it comes together (if you plan to share them)!

eileen ragan | leaner by the lake said... [Reply to comment]

This is just the best picture! Congrats on your new home and the next steps in your amazing journey together. I bought a place back in 2008 and it was scary and exciting and so many other emotions. Building a home is the most wonderful experience. Can't wait to hear more.

All the best,
Eileen

http://leanerbythelake.com

Heidi @ Decor & More said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, you are in for a whole new adventure! Congratulations! Enjoy!
xo Heidi

Karen Datangel said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations! What an exciting time for the both of you. :)

Kristin said... [Reply to comment]

Yay Congrats! So fun