This is the place


Where we’ll unload our lives… and actually be able to stick around for a while


With bare walls, ready to be decorated




Empty rooms, ready to be filled


A closet, big enough to sleep in


And a lovely bathtub which might actually make me enjoy baths


[I’m more of a shower girl]


Our first gas stove!


and first backyard… Bella is already going cccrrraazzzzyyy over it


Where we’ll bring our first baby home from the hospital…


to create so many beautiful memories


and be able to remember as our first *home* <3


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  1. Meghan Doll on July 26, 2011 at 1:41 am

    GINA! You made me tear up! What a beautiful home you have! I am so happy for you 🙂

    Congrats 🙂 beautiful memories will definitely be made there!

  2. Voula on July 26, 2011 at 1:59 am

    What an exciting time this must be for both of you – congratulations! Can’t wait to see the finished and decorated results!

  3. Jess @moderngirlsguide on July 26, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Wow, house looks amazing. And must admit I teared up at the end too!!! x

  4. geetha on July 26, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Congratulations gina and tom!…it’s a beautiful house…soon to be a beautiful ‘home’. Loved the upstairs balcony (the two glass panels) from where you can look downstairs and also the master bedroom leading to the baby room. Congratulations once again!!…enjoy settling in!!

    • geetha on July 26, 2011 at 2:31 am

      is the buddha fountain still there?

      • geetha on July 26, 2011 at 2:35 am

        *2 thumbs up* on the gas stove!!!

  5. Sara on July 26, 2011 at 2:46 am

    I love that style of house. In fact I was pretty much drooling over those floor tiles. Congratulations! This is a very exciting time of your life! x

  6. Sam @ Downward Dork to Downward Diva on July 26, 2011 at 2:56 am


    The house looks wonderful, even if the previous occupants didn’t leave it in the best of shape for you. I’m sure you’ll be very happy there and make it the perfect home for you both (and baby!).

    Congrats again, you look so happy! 🙂

  7. Ash on July 26, 2011 at 3:01 am

    AHHH! it’s perfect. we can’t wait to visit you guys. enjoy your first night in the new place. <3

  8. Dynamics on July 26, 2011 at 3:09 am

    I see a swing set. For now maybe chin-ups? Later for the beautiful baby. I am amazed at how clean the house is. You must have had an amazing team working there today. Congrats Gina and the Pilot. It is nice to see you both so happy.

  9. Amanda on July 26, 2011 at 4:01 am

    Congrats! What an amazing place to start a family!

  10. Yolie @ Practising Wellness on July 26, 2011 at 4:52 am

    Aaaah, so beautiful. So many congratulations! Thrilled for you both, and for your bump and pup too…a little family, in a gorgeous home 🙂 Yay! xyx

  11. Annie on July 26, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Aww its Gawjus!!!! Really Really nice, cannot wait to see the nursery once you’ve finished it!!

  12. blossjoss on July 26, 2011 at 6:00 am


  13. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance on July 26, 2011 at 6:13 am

    Congratulations 🙂 I am so excited for you and your new home.

    I’m sure Bella is going nuts in that beautiful backyard haha!

  14. kari on July 26, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Congratulations to you and the pilot plus baby! The home is a beautiful spanish style. Im very happy for you.

  15. Amber @ Chicken and Chocolate on July 26, 2011 at 6:42 am

    So incredibly excited for you! I, too, teared up reading this!! Its great that you guys will finally be able to settle in somewhere and have a real place to bring your little man home!! Congratulations to the both of you 🙂

  16. Katie on July 26, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Yay! Congrats!!! 🙂 So excited for you guys. Beautiful post, too, btw.

  17. OntarioGirl on July 26, 2011 at 7:13 am

    congrats! what a gorgeous home and you & your family are going to make so many beautiful memories there 🙂

  18. Keri @ Blue-Eyed Runner on July 26, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Congratulations! Your home is beautiful!!!

  19. Katie on July 26, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Congrats to you guys!! The place is beautiful! I can’t wait to see it filled with furniture and decoration ; ) I love where the baby’s room will be, looks so peaceful : )

    Love ya girl! I know how exciting this is for you, after all the moves, and not knowing where your going to settle, now the day is here! How great that feels Im sure!!

    xoxo <3

  20. Sarah on July 26, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Congratulations! This post made me tear up. Everything happens for a reason and there is a reason that you’re being able to move into this house NOW. Have so much fun in your first morning in your new house!

  21. Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) on July 26, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Oh gosh, I almost teared up at this.. you’re a good writer, Gina.. Anyways, congrats- this is a wonderful, WONDERFUL move for you and your fam! 🙂 Plus i can’t wait to see how you decorate! PS did they leave buddha??

  22. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on July 26, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Congratulations to you and the Pilot! The part about the baby made me smile so big…you have so many wonderful things ahead of you 🙂 So happy for your family!!

  23. Hillary on July 26, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Gas stove, beautiful open living area, huge backyard with gorgeous views? Gina—you did good ; )

  24. Holly @ The Runny Egg on July 26, 2011 at 7:38 am

    I love your new place! It is so open and beautiful! I can’t wait to see what you do with it 🙂

  25. Natasha (OveLoves) on July 26, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Wow! What a beautiful house! This post made me tear up – it is an odd feeling as we’ve never met but I feel emotionally invested in all these wonderful new things in your life (does that make me a stalker…?) I like to think it is just an indication of how personable your writing is 😀

    Congratulations on all the wonderful new endeavors!


  26. Maggie on July 26, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Congrats! Beautiful home!! Enjoy this very exciting time in your lives 🙂

  27. Jess on July 26, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Oh my goodness – what a BEAUTIFUL house! You and the Pilot have definitely earned it. Good luck with the unpacking and enjoy your first home!

  28. Julie on July 26, 2011 at 7:47 am

    I love it, but question- how do you afford a brand new house in the economy with a baby on the way? I also have a baby on the way and my husband is working so much but we sxrape by for money! That is amazing you can do that!

    • Fitnessista on July 26, 2011 at 11:14 am

      i have 3 jobs, the pilot works, and we got a sick deal on it since it was short sale
      congrats on your little one on the way!!!

  29. Amanda on July 26, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Congrats – you’re house is beautiful! I can’t wait to see you make it a home!!

    PS – We moved into our home last year and it was the first time I’ve had a gas stove too! It’s so amazing – I will never go back to electric! I already told Joe that if we move to a house that doesn’t have gas hookups, he better be ready to have them installed 🙂

  30. Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me on July 26, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Your home is absolutely beautiful!!! I am so happy for you! Will you do some decorating posts? I love seeing into bloggers homes when they’re all done. I’m just a big creeper I guess, lol! 🙂

  31. Mel on July 26, 2011 at 8:01 am

    YAY- Congrats. What a lovely home. Looking forward to seeing more pics and hearing more stories.

  32. Tessa @ Amazing Asset on July 26, 2011 at 8:01 am

    What a beautiful home! Good luck with settling in and getting that house nice and pretty 🙂

  33. Parita @ myinnershakti on July 26, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Congrats! Such a beautiful home! Very very excited for y’all!!!

  34. Sarah on July 26, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Your house looks gorgeous! What a stunning back yard and kitchen. All the best for your new home! Be sure to let us know how you get on with decorating and such 🙂

  35. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups on July 26, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Yay-congrats!! I heard it feels awesome to take baths while pregnant because your belly just feels so light while you’re laying in the tub. I’m excited to see the decorating process!

  36. Leanne (Bride to Mrs.) on July 26, 2011 at 8:12 am

    What a gorgeous house… ready to be turned into a home 🙂 !

    …..& that kitchen 😀 gorgeous!

  37. kelly on July 26, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Beautiful home! Congratulations!!

  38. Kate on July 26, 2011 at 8:13 am

    So exciting! Your house looks wonderful! 🙂

  39. angie on July 26, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Congrats to you, Pilot and mini-pilot!!! This is the beginning of some wonderful memories.

    The house is beautiful! I also believe that everything happens for a reason……..all things have come together…Pilot being stationed in AZ so you all can be near family….the blessing of a mini-pilot and now a beautiful, amazing house to bring lil man home in! Enjoy! You are sooo blessed….thank you for sharing everything with us!

    BTW, LOVE the walk-in closet. Thats a whole room in itself 😀

  40. Laura J. on July 26, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Your new home is beautiful!! And that kitchen! Looove it. Have fun decorating and getting settled in– it must feel so good to finally be at this point! We are actually on the other end of it– we just began house hunting. So excited! 🙂

  41. Lisa on July 26, 2011 at 8:45 am

    omg your home is BEAUTIFUL ! Congrats!!

  42. kaila@healthy helper blog ! on July 26, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Such a beautiful house! Enjoy!

  43. Jess on July 26, 2011 at 8:51 am

    It’s amazing how full of joy my heart is for you, even though we’ve never met…you have just been so honest with us through the years with struggles of never feeling “settled.” Now, we can celebrate with you! Beautifully written!

  44. Jill on July 26, 2011 at 8:54 am

    It’s beautiful! I love it…great backyard! great architecture! Enjoy

  45. Lindsey on July 26, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Oh, I’m teary. It’s beautiful. I absolutely love the arches in the loft area. Your first home is such a wonderful experience, and a place you will never, ever forget!

  46. Hayley @ Oat Couture on July 26, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Ahh congratulations!! Such a sweet post and your new home is gorgeous! 🙂

  47. Rebecca on July 26, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Congratulations Gine & Tom! The house looks lovely already & there’s not even any stuff in it! It’s such a great feeling to own a home & have a place to call ‘HOME’. (I miss our first house). Congratulations again and happy moving 🙂

  48. Becky Clark on July 26, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Congratulations! We just moved into our first home last week, so I know exactly how you feel. It’s very exciting and your house looks great!

  49. Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories on July 26, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Your home is absolutely gorgeous! All the best to you four as you settle in. 🙂

  50. Katie on July 26, 2011 at 9:12 am

    it’s beautiful, i love it! so jealous of the beautiful scenery. enjoy putting it together and making it yours! that’s always the best part of moving, anyway.

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