Could It Be Spring!?

I have so many pictures from this spring that I absolutely adore. Mother nature really puts on a show in the spring, and I just can't get enough of it! Interestingly, behind these beautiful photos is the whirlwind of life that we were living at the time. Lila was really struggling in the sleep department, and I was really struggling to keep my head above water being so sleep deprived. Along with that, the boys were tracked out and we packed up every morning to trek over to my parent's house while our house was being renovated to sell. During that time, we spent as much time on adventures outside as we could, because WOW the flowers! and our house was a construction zone!

There is this one special tree at Pullen Park in Raleigh that we absolutely MUST visit every spring. It really puts on a show with it's beautiful pink blooms!

As we prepared to sell our home, and leave our wonderful neighborhood, I tried to snap a lot of photos outside of our house. Our home and our neighborhood gave us 9 years of amazing memories. I hope the older kids never forget their lives there. It was such a bittersweet time for us. We are so excited in our new home, but change is always hard. I tried to really just let myself feel all of the feelings as we left that little house. I walked through every room, though of all the little happy things that happened in them, and said goodbye.

These pictures of Lucy were taken right across the street from our house, a spot I looked on often, and the entrance to the pathway that led us to the hidden neighborhood playground. We walked that path so often to go meet friends and explore.

As we finally said goodbye, we spent a couple weeks living with my parents. This was also a special time of transition, trying to push through each day although I was SO tired, and getting ready to start fresh in a new place. I loved spending some extra time with my parents and going through all my old toys with my kids.

Here are some special photos from spending Easter at their house.

At the end of April, we finally moved into our new house! Curtis was a work horse and did so much of the moving and lifting (pretty much ALL of the moving and lifting) with the boys help. It surprisingly felt like home right away and we spent the rest of spring settling in.

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