About two weeks ago, Brian and I finally had to say goodbye to the Lakeshore House. My parents had an open house for it earlier this summer and within about two weeks, it finally sold with the new owners moving in on the 15th. Brian and I were hoping we'd at least have it for some of the summer, when I would have some time off and we could enjoy the beautiful weather but I guess there were other plans in store for the ol' house. On our last night there, we cooked up a simple but yummy little dinner, cracked open a bottle of wine, and enjoyed a relaxing evening of some movies.
The next morning was definitely bittersweet (especially with the beautiful sunshine just glorying the whole house!) Brian had to leave a little earlier for work, and you can tell by his expression that he definitely didn't want our time at this cozy little home to come to an end.
After he left and I finished some cleaning, I took some final photos.
^ This is the last photo I took just before I left through the backdoor. I'd be lying if I said I almost got a little choked up! Since around Christmas time, this little home has provided so much to Brian and I. We always talk about eventually moving out and living together, and this house gave us a little taste of what that would be like. We loved the independence and freedom it gave us, and it at least gave us a little preview as to what life would maybe be like in the future.
It was just last May when my dad took us to see the house after so many years to show us the new renovations. I had almost forgotten they even owned this place! I immediately loved the newly re-designed kitchen.
Who knew that just last Christmas, my dad would "offer" the place to Brian and I - just temporarily, of course! - until they put it up on the market this upcoming spring.
From then on, most of our weekends were spent at - what became known as - the Lakeshore House.
We loved being able to cook our own meals (and by "we", I obviously mean Brian).
We loved taking walks down by the shoreline.
Even if it meant we were freezing most of the times!
We loved the long weekends we got to spend there.
And we loved, loved having our friends come by!
In "short" - we have loved our time at the Lakeshore House and we are truly going to miss it. Our experience there has brought has so many memories and taught us so much, that we will definitely take all of these when we eventually venture out on our own.