So let's see... what have we been up to?! Looking back through photos on my phone is usually a good summary... however there really isn't that much! I guess we've just been busy being busy! And by busy I mostly mean tired! Ha!
These are in complete random order...
The biggest and busiest part of the last month it all is that we are officially moved out of our house as of August 31st. The final two days took way longer than we thought it would. It was around 6:30pm before we were headed out the driveway for the last time.
The final day and hours leading up to leaving were tough. R didn't understand why Daddy was taking her bed apart or why we were leaving Sandy girl at Grandma's or why the living room was empty. The last time Remington went into the house she said "Where dat stuff doe?" in reference to the empty house. At that point I knew I couldn't let her go into her empty room, so I turned her attention to going outside and we took one last walk through the garden. Fed the fish in the pond one last time. Stopped to smell the flowers one more time. Walked the lane out back behind the woods to check for blackberries one last time and then sat on the porch one more time. If only we could just keeping doing everything "one more time"... I never realized how attached one could be to a house! Oh, how I miss it so.
This is the last picture I took at our house before we left. In the garden, smelling the sunflowers. 💕🌻
But! Moving on to RV living while we continue to pursue our options of housing!
RV living started off with a long weekend at Lake Huron Campground for Labor Day. Michael had taken time off work for the move so we extended it for some much needed relaxing. It was a bit chilly/windy but it was still nice. We literally did nothing the entire weekend except entertain the kids. Which may not sound like much but we all know that's a job in itself!
Did I mention I chopped my hair off!? My hair is STILL falling out since having ML. It's a nice refresher! Now if only all the short baby hairs along my hairline will grow back...
Makeup products pictured on are: Color Correcting Tinted Moisturizer, Terra Cotta BlushSense, Natural Concealer + Highlighter under eyes, Onyx ShadowSense as eyeliner, LashSense, and Precious Topaz LipSense.
ML had his first fall. Face dive into the cement. I thought for sure his nose was broken. Thankfully after a follow up with the doctor, it wasn't. He did get quite a cut/scab on his nose which is still healing. I've been using some oils to help with the scarring. Of course it was harder on me than it seemed to be on him!
This was the day after it happened. It probably looked the worst when it was fully scabbed over. Fingers crossed it doesn't scar too bad!
ML has had his first and second visit to the beach within the last month. He loves to eat and throw sand in the water. Such a boy! Since it's been pretty chilly here in Michigan already, the water is pretty cold.
We get pretty bored/stir crazy in the RV so I try to take them to the park a couple days a week. I try so hard to be a fun mom... but I'll be honest, I (still) struggle with getting them out and about. One day (who I am kidding - more like every day) last week I was already about to pull my hair out at 10am so I quickly tossed them in the pickup and we headed to the park/splash pad. Of course I didn't think the water part would be open, because Michigan weather, and I didn't pack the necessary items... hence the nakedness. But there was only two other moms/kids there and their kids were naked too. Clearly we were all on the same page. Most importantly, the kids had fun.
Other than those "major" happenings... we really haven't been up to much! I've been shopping online for some kids clothes, shoes, halloween costumes, and a few new things for the camper (hello Instant pot!) + still working on changing our address (soooo much work!) + searching for houses + taking naps (because ML still wakes up all night!). I thought I would have found my new "normal" by now... but I haven't. Someday. Someday. Now I need to go catch up on everyone else's happenings and blog posts!
Here are a few other pictures worth sharing from the last few weeks.
Watermelon we grew in our garden that we picked the day before we left. R was so excited to watch it "grow begger!"
Our last Sunday visit to Grandma's before we moved
We've already taken a visit back "home" and of course had to get some ice cream!
R making apple cider at the Octagon Barn
ML always climbing!
Taking advantage of being closer to friends and getting in some girl time!
First experience of Friday night Football! Watching Aunt Jasmine play in the band. R loved it!