2017 will be a year of change for us. Looming on the horizon now is our impending house move. Still so far away that it doesn't seem quite real yet, but coming up fast none the less. This year with see Everly start school, yet another big and important milestone which seems to be racing up to meet us a little faster than I'm fully prepared for. I know from experience that this second year for Quinny, will change her so much; while still a baby now, she really won't seem that way in the not too distant future. Life does hurry on, doesn't it? And it's so exciting, but I do find myself grabbing at it, trying to keep a hold of it; not to slow it down, but just to make sure I took it all in, enjoyed it, remembered it.
These four walls have known our family forever. They could tell our whole story. And it is a strange, "end of an era" type of feeling, to know that we will be moving on soon, to write our stories in different walls instead. And it makes me want to bottle up this time, to keep it safe. Will my children remember living here? In this first place that they called home. In the place where we went from two, to four, then five, six and seven. It was just Rich and I once upon a time. But two fluffy babies, and three human babies later we've definitely created one hell of a story from these walls, we've created a family.
^ This toy is Quinn's absolute favourite at the moment. Dylan taught her to do it a few weeks back, and they can often be found together playing with it. He is the sweetest cheerleader for her achievements.
^ Everly has been feeling a little under the weather lately. And snuggling up under a blanket with her Rapunzel doll to watch We're Going On A Bear Hunt are her chosen medicine.
^ She is fascinated by belly buttons at the moment. Crazy little loons.
^ Normally a walk at the park means a ride in the buggy for this one. She was a little bit excited to be "set free".
^ This beautiful park will be our local park when we move house... the kids (and us grown ups too) can't wait!
^ Always as thick as thieves. Their friendship makes me so proud. I hope they always have it.
^ They spotted a squirrel. Possibly the tamest squirrel ever. I swear it would have come right over to say hi if a dog hadn't come past.
To find out more about Home Life Project, check out Maybush Studio for all the details, this project is her baby; and a beautiful one it is too. I'm so excited to take part.