Welcome Spring! Warm weather has arrived in Minnesota yet again, and we could not be more thrilled! Minutes after getting out of bed, Mazy asks to go to the sanbock (sandbox) to play. She cannot get enough of the outdoors, which makes me wonder how in the world we get through the winter months in Minnesota! Thankfully those months are behind us and warm sunny days are ahead.
This past week was spent going through more of our stuff, pricing it for a garage sale end of April, and making sure we only take what we use, to Michigan. It has felt so refreshing going through everything and realizing just how much we had, that we don’t need. The corner in our basement is overflowing with items that are not coming back to Michigan with us, and I think of how much space it would take up in a moving truck. What a reality check.
We’ve also been scrounging the realtor websites for new homes coming up on the market, but nothing that is “just right” yet. After doing some research, we realized that we may just have to wait a few months to find what we are looking for and let the initial jump on the housing market to pass. God has given us peace about it and yes we are still going to be searching high and low, but we know the right place will come up. Until God shows us that place, we are going to try and not worry (try is the key word!) A lesson in patience, but we know God’s got this.
We also closed on our home in St. Joseph, MI this week, which was a big deal to us! Selling that home meant we could have some money to put down on a down payment on another home. It is wonderful to have that process and all the paperwork behind us! Closing on a home, not living in that state, well, we wouldn’t recommend it, but our realtor made it very feasible! Again, glad to just have it behind us.
Anyways, here’s a few pics from the week:
Napping isn’t always easy for the little one, but these moments never get old!
Enjoying the beautiful outdoors!
Each week, I choose one day to run all my errands for the week, and even though we didn’t go that many places, Mazy clearly had enough! She had a few meltdowns and by 11:20 I decided to head home. I realized it was a pretty quiet ride on the way home, and sure enough, this sleeping beauty was out. I should have recognized the signs, but chose to ignore them!
Mazy still loves her stickers and using me as her sticker book!
“Higher, HIGHER MOMMY!” This girl can’t go high enough!
After a long week, I didn’t feel like cooking supper Friday night, so out to Culvers we went. We rarely go out to eat (maybe every couple of months), but we like Culvers because it has a variety of food, fairly kid friendly, and of course, Mazy loves it too!
Dan laughs at me, but I carry a scissors in Mazy’s diaper bag to cut her food up (if needed) and to cut straws. I know this sounds completely silly, buy my mom did this for us, and I knew I had to follow in her footsteps. Well, this time, that good ole scissors came in handy because Dan thought of the genius idea of cutting a hole in the top of the little milk container so it doesn’t spill all over her, and I was able to cut the straw so it wasn’t so cumbersome. Thanks to that little scissors! (I used to carry a big ole Fiskars, until I downsized to a smaller scissor).
One of Mazy’s favorite things to do is look for planes in the sky. We usually have a fair number that are flying over (rather high of course), but she always spots them! It was so sunny that she needed her “eyes” to make it a bit more manageable.
Oh melt my heart!