This week is a flurry of signing the lease to our new (two-bedroom) apartment, getting our keys, cleaning, and shuffling boxes from my in-law's home and the storage unit with Nicholas every evening. It's been exhausting, but oh-so-exciting to see our new space begin to come together.
We are still staying with my in-laws (thank you!) as that allows for a gradual move-in process, and we won't be able to move larger items of furniture, like our bed, until Saturday when we have use of a moving truck. I just keep telling myself that if we open the boxes one-by-one, eventually everything will be unpacked. ;)
On a different note, my dear friend Molly came to visit her family this past week and I snuck in some precious time with her on Monday. We had smoothies and coffee, and I got to hold her sweet baby girl and catch up about life and so many things. The distance is hard, but visits like this are extra special and so cherished.
Apart from all of that, spring has sprung, with apple tree blossoms and tulips blooming and green grass, and our first time playing yard games over the weekend (yay)! There have been so many walks and a few trips for iced decaf lattes, and I've just enjoyed driving around town, learning road names, and feeling a little excited when I can drive someplace without a gps. And of course, there is usually a dog on my shrinking lap as often as these puppies can manage.
Once we get some furniture moved in, I'll take some more photos of our new place, but in the meanwhile, know we are doing well (including Baby Boy, at 34 weeks)! We moved in some baby items last night and also assembled his crib and his stroller. And today, I ordered some more cloth diapering items and the remaining items off our registries. His arrival feels like it's just around the corner! We're so excited to meet him (but not just yet, baby boy).
Looking back at my recent posts, I realized it has been a long time since I wrote a little post about "life lately." I've written about things in our life, yes, like Cooper turning four, a visit to our friends in Bloomington, a visit from my family, a trip to the beach and the one year anniversary of my mother-in-law's passing, recent knitting and other creative projects, and some updates about our garden this year. But I haven't written a post with the little mish-mash bits of life since early June. So here I am now, playing a little bit of catch up.
It's been awhile since a "life lately" post where I write about all the little bits and pieces of our life. This spring has been a rather cold one, but just this past weekend, we are seeing much warmer temperatures and the weather seems to be catching up with the date on the calendar. As someone who enjoys the colder months, I will say that spring and summer feel a bit magical with kids, and logistically, lots of things just feel easier as the temperatures are more mild.
Starting sometime in the fall, I made a point to be a bit more creative and find new to us trails to hike on and explore. Since then, we have found several new favorites for when we are in the mood for a hike, regardless of the season.