My little brother, the baby in our family, started his freshman year of college this Fall, so my parents now have an empty nest. They have decided to relocate from Upstate New York to Washington, D.C. and downsize from a large, old Victorian to a chic and custom-designed houseboat on the Potomac. A big change!
The house I grew up in from 5th grade on is now on the market, and my mom just sent me the realtor's photos. For some reason, seeing them made me a little teary. I just love this house so much. Over years and many renovations my parents made this home into something unique, a home completely their own. It was a labor of love and I'm so grateful to them for giving us such a special and lovely place to grow up. It's bittersweet to see each room, looking lovely, but also looking quite bare and empty. The photo of the dining room, where I had my hair done on my wedding day, and the photo of the "Piano Room" made me especially leaky-eyed.
Here are some of the shots, in case you'd like to have a look.