Wednesday, December 21, 2016

OUR LAST CHRISTMAS IN OUR FIRST HOME


Sweater: Free People | Denim: J Brand | Bralette: Anine Bing | Coffee Mugs: Juliska | Watch: Michele | Bracelets: David Yurman {onetwothreefour

Hi there, lovelies - 

I hope you're all having a great week so far and finishing all of your 'to-do' list items before the holiday weekend!  A few days ago, J and I had our favorite photographer {Carrie Elizabeth Photo} come to our house for one last photoshoot before everything is packed and ready to move.  Initially, I intended for one of those to be our 2016 Christmas card, but I couldn't get my life together long enough to get them ordered and addressed. :/  However, we are beyond grateful to have these photos of our sweet family to look back on one day!  

As most of you know, John and I got married really young, at 21 and 20, and purchased our first home together then.  We spent every single weekend renovating, decorating, working in the yard, and making our quaint, little home exactly what we wanted.  These old, wooden floors and the walls surrounding us have literally been our escape from the world and place of solace for the last seven years.  We made more memories than we can count, filled our house full of family and friends each week, and lived our best life inside these walls.  We grew so much as individuals, and as a couple, by tackling life and all the chaos that comes with it, together.  We've celebrated everything, laughed until it hurt, shed many tears over painful things in life, learned how to conquer the world together, never stopped dreaming, and became the people we are today, all in this perfect, 1400 square foot house that we made a home.  

To say 'leaving this house is bittersweet' would be an understatement.  The connection we both feel to this place is undeniable and I'm not quite sure anything will ever live up to where we got our start.  However, we know that moving on is our next chapter in life and we're so excited about what's to come!  At the end of the day, John Runion is my home and without a doubt, as long as we're together, each and every stage in life will be just as exciting as the first.  

Thanks so much for stopping by! xx.

15 comments:

  1. Such beautiful photos! Do you know what breed your small dog is? We adopted our dog who looks the EXACT same as yours. We know he has chihuahua in him, but are not sure of what else because he is a bit big. :)

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  2. What beautiful photos to remind you of what y'all built together and the exciting things that are to come in your new house. I have no doubt you will cherish these sweet pictures forever. YAY for a new adventure and lots of new memories to come in your new humble abode.

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  3. These photos are gorgeous and I love your sweater!! Good luck on your new adventures!

    XO, Destinee Nicole
    xodestineenicole.com

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  4. Nice photos!
    Emma
    www.emmalovesfashion.com

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  5. What a sweet and beautiful post, Megan!!! I wish you both all the best in your new home. Can't wait to see this next chapter unfold for you both! xo

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  6. Gorgeous photos! What a perfect way to end one chapter before moving on to a new one! No doubt you will have many more memories to cherish in your next home!

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  7. What a beautifully written post! I love this! We close on our first house January 5. :)

    xxoo
    Mary
    www.BelleOnTrend.com

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  8. Hey this was a really great personal post. I was just wondering if you were going to do any blog posts in the future on how to be a blogger? It's much harder than it looks!

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  9. Love this, Meg!! So excited for this next chapter of your lives!!

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  10. What a beautiful post and lovely photos! You're absolutely right, home is wherever you and your husband are together!

    Polly
    http://gemsandjoy.com

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  11. Such a beautiful photos!

    www.evdaily.blogspot.com

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  12. AW this is soo sweet! I love this post. I would LOVE to hear more about y'all relationship!! Early stages...getting married so young! Inspirational

    Happy holidays! Enjoy your time together in your first home!

    xo,
    Kelly
    www.theglamorousteacher.com

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  13. Such sweet photos!

    xx Kathryn
    www.chicandshimmer.com

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