First, we moved out of our cute little home in Saint Paul. This was the home that Dustin and I first looked at on our wedding day then moved into a month after we were married. This is where we labored for 6 hours with Emery and nearly had her right in the kitchen. This home is where I gave birth to Declan. We had our first Christmas together as a married couple here, camped out in the backyard, and planted our first successful garden. This was a good house. It was tiny, I'm talking 700-800 square feet, with two bedrooms (8X8 and 8X9) barely large enough to fit our full size bed, a crib, toddler bed, a couple dressers, and book shelf, plus a cozy living room and kitchen that barely fit our tiny table, with tiny closets, and no garage. It wasn't big, but it was our home. Full of memories. I'll definitely miss our huge backyard. It was the only huge thing about that house.
|Our (old) big backyard: best play area, picture place, and best place to get dirty.|
|So much more room to play!|
|And be silly, of course!|
In the midst of the moving process we were presented with a wonderful gift from my sister. She was unable to use some tickets she had purchased for Florida (plus a hotel stay at a wonderful hotel with lots of water and kids activities!) so she gave them to us and we left right then and there for a week to Florida! My parents gave me a birthday present of a couple tickets to Magic Kingdom so we spent a whole day there as well! What an unexpected and amazing blessing in the middle of a hectic and crazy time! We all had a blast!!
|I think we need more family photos...|
|Pool at our hotel. It was so nice!|
|Picture with a princess :)|
|Having so much fun!|
More catch up later!