If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, we’ve got orders! And we’re packing up our Florida home and heading back to North Carolina in November. In just over a month away!!! So I spent the week with this big boy in North Carolina getting ready for our big move.
This is what the car ended up looking like. Yikes. Knowing it was all coming out with us in either October [this trip] or November [next trip], anything I could fit in now subtracted from what we were bringing later. So I tried to use every square inch. I have said it a million times, but I am so so so so grateful for our SUV. In case you are wondering, my mom, a toddler, and a large dog are stuffed somewhere in there too.
Grandma Brim decided a few days before our trip she wanted to come out and visit at the beach! And after a quick consult with Expedia, her flight was booked and we added a pitstop to pick her up along the way. The drive was smooth. But all I could think about is the next time we’re heading North Carolina our whole family will be going and we will be moving! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Mitchell says, “Doggy?”
Mitchell and I scoped out our new neighborhood with a trip to one of the 100 parks. We couldn’t be more excited to be living here soon!!! Now we’re just hoping the wait list moves at lightning speed…
Representing his playoff team. First time either of us have been alive to see the Royals in the playoffs. So we’re jumping on the bandwagon and saying #beroyal and #blueoctober.
But then we met my first North Carolina friend, who became one of my best North Carolina friends for dinner! I took it for granted when I met her and we clicked so easily a few weeks after I moved there [when Steve was deployed and I didn’t know a soul], and we have been friends for almost four years now! Time flies! We ate at Carolina Ale House [if you are sensing a theme, all my social events centered around our favorite places to eat but it’s okay since I’m pregnant], and we also got to watch the Royals win win win!
Mitchell got to visit his favorite babysitter and his pretend brother and sisters! [I must put in a disclaimer Grandma’s were not included in this calculation]. Mitchell has been going to his babysitter since he was about two months old and I feel so blessed to have someone we can call [half the time last minute or late night], and is always willing to take him in like their own! It’s people like this [especially when we live so far from family] that make this place seem like home. And she always posts pictures like this when she watches him which just make my day 😀
We hung around North Carolina a few days longer than I originally planned. Partly because I was just soaking up the beach and relaxing, but mostly because of this stubborn little girl! We wanted to wait on our friends to welcome their sweet little Olivia into the world, but she decided to stay put and wait until after we left! We pushed our departure date from Tuesday to Thursday hoping we’d get to meet her [I’d be lying if half the reason was because I wanted to just hang out for a few more days], but it wasn’t quite enough for her, so we left her poor mama looking like this. Baby Julia at 26 weeks and Baby Olivia at 41 weeks. Here’s to hoping I don’t make it quiiiiite this far in my pregnancy!
And we spent our last [fall???] day in October doing this. I can’t get enough of that hotdog filled belly of his. I love that boy more than life.
Even when he throws a fit because he’s mad I pull him out from under a wave to keep him from drowning. Future swimmer? Diver? Just plain daredevil? Sorry you’re not quite ready for the boogie board yet buddy.
Coming soon on the blog: A weekend with all my boys, including the hubby, Mitchell of course, and my brother! And it’s my brother’s birthday!