7 Responses to “looking back, moving on + cottage pie”


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  1. Wishing you guys all the best in your apartment search and move. If you need any painting help when you land, I can now say that I have a lot of experience in that dept…

  2. I loved your story a lot, you certainly have a strong family since you are still united and facing all troubles. I hope your new house will be like a new, fresh beginning with a lot of opportunities.

    • Kate, thanks for your nice words. As reluctant as I am to make a move I know in my heart that you’re right, and that a new place might be a wonderful beginning for our family. Thanks for reading and commenting, it means so much to me.

  3. Such a lovely post, Elizabeth! I feel very much the same way about my apartment, where I’ve lived for over 8 years (with a high school friend!). It was before I met Matt and now we’ve gotten engaged in this apartment, got married, started Turntable Kitchen, and now, will be welcoming our first child here. I know that our time here is limited and although I’ve been talking for years about how much I hate our small kitchen, or the lack of a garage, etc. etc., I know when we leave, I’ll be really sad. But, endings mean new and exciting beginnings so three cheers to newness! xo


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