Turns out, moving is a little stressful ;)
Ryan survived the move with bubble wrap and one too many episodes of Daniel Tiger.

We finally said goodbye to the cute little townhome that we spent 3.5 years in.
The little place that got us through law school and the 'oh so exciting' sleepless nights of becoming first time parents.
Lots of memories made and it will always have a place in my heart!

That being said we were so ready to call a place "our OWN!"
Last Thursday we signed the papers and made it officially ours.
Pretty cool feeling.

A few of the first things moved into our house were Ryan's teepee and our fake dog Spot.
Go figure.
Ry had all he needed to be happy.

One of our favorite parts about this home is that ^^ THIS ^^ is literally 50 steps away from our front door.

Ryan is in heaven overload.
Talk about park every day, all day.

Ry has been my little CLEANER helper these last couple days.
With all the movers, and new furniture, there has been SO MUCH dust.
And let me tell you, dark floors show it all :) HA I tell my husband they are worth it!
We clean every day and Ryan has somehow been pretty happy about it.

Between the park and the counter top munching, Ryan's making himself right at home :)

And so are we.
We have only been here three nights and I'm loving waking up to this view.

Boxes are still all over but we are in heaven over here.
Nothing like your first home.

Karina Marie Powell


  1. so glad you guys are getting settled in. can't wait to see you guys turn your new house into a home (:

  2. Congratulations!! From what I can see, your home looks beautiful! Moving is never fun, but I can totally see why it's so worth it when's its your own place. Have fun decorating!

  3. Congratulations on the move! The house looks lovely from these photos - looking forward to a home tour!

  4. Oh, such beautiful light! So excited for you guys. Can't wait to see it all come together.

  5. Very pretty house! LOVE the kitchen colors- congrats on your new home <3

  6. Aw, so fun! It was hard for me to leave our fist home as well. I cried the first night! It has been so worth it :) Your house is beautiful and your family will make it a happy home!

  7. Oh goodness, so much fun! We moved into our first house almost 2 years ago. I vividly remember the excitement!!! What I looked forward to most was cooking in my kitchen. Now that I've done it a gazillion times the newness and excitement wore off a bit.. but the memories are wonderful! :) lol. Enjoy your new home. Congrats!

  8. Cannot wait to see a full house tour!

  9. I love how you dress him! He is sooo cute. seriously adorable :)

  10. Congratulations on the move and the new home!!! I love seeing little snippets of this new space! It looks absolutely stunning!! Such an exciting time and adventure for y'all in this new season!!
    :) Rebecca

  11. Can't wait to see more pictures of your new house. I know it's beau-ti-ful. Congrats!!

  12. Your house looks amazing from what little we've seen already!! Ryan is the cutest little guy, and has some seriously cute style! Where do you get his hats (esp. the one in the picture above)?

  13. So excited for you guys!! We have dark floors too and they do show everything! But your right it's totally worth all the sweeping! :) Good luck with unpacking!

  14. CONGRATULATIONS again my sweet friend!! I am so so happy for you guys - and I cannot wait to see all the pics! Please send me your new address too x

  15. seriously, you're so right - nothing like your first home! we bought an older home and have made so many cosmetic updates with so many still to go and even though i always feel like everything is half finished - i love my house every time i step in the door! i've said it a million times but i'm so excited to see a full tour! all these little sneak peeks are amazing!