Happy Mama

A journey of self-discovery

Our First Home – Happy Anniversary!

It’s been a year since we received the keys to our first home!

On March 3rd, 2017, we got the keys…


This date marks the beginning of a wonderful journey for us; getting the keys to our first home.

At this time last year I was 7 months pregnant.

Not only were we excited to get into our new home, but we were thrilled to get ready to welcome the newest member of our family!

A side note: my advice, if you can help it, don’t move when you’re 7 months pregnant. 

Finding our house was a journey in and of itself!

Every time I think back to when we were searching for houses, I can’t help but remember our realtor Sorin Vaduva. And on a day as special as today, I would like to thank him once again for everything he did for us.

Sorin was with us from the very beginning, when we didn’t even know what was what. Even though we thought we knew what we wanted, we really didn’t.

In searching for our first home, Sorin took us to see house after house after house. He was knowledgeable, and taught us what to look for. Our agent respected our thoughts and feelings about each place. He was always patient, and friendly.

When we were about to lose hope that “our house” even existed, Sorin reassured us that we will find it. He was right.

A year later, and after seeing over 50 houses, we finally walked into the one that would become our home.

It’s exactly what we wanted. The location, the layout, the space, the light, everything is just right. It’s our first home.

Sorin did it! He helped us find and buy our dream home, and we even managed to do it before the baby was born.

Thinking back to walking into what felt like a million different doorways, I always remember Sorin with a giant smile on his face and a cup of coffee in his hand.

We spent countless Saturday mornings together, seeing houses and discussing logistics. Sorin made a difficult and frustrating process entertaining and informative. In the process of acquiring a home, we also found a great friend.

We sincerely recommend Sorin Vaduva to anyone looking for a real estate agent in Ottawa and the surrounding areas.

On this very special day for us, we are sending Sorin, and very warm “Thank you”!

Check out Sorin’s listings and contact info here.


Here’s to finding a house and making it a home,

Happy Mama


DIY Diaper Changing Caddy


Honey, can you pick me up some Purdys Hedgehogs on your way home?


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