I wasn’t expecting to find many pictures on my phone to pull for this “Slice of Life” because there’s sadly just not a whole lot of fun to photograph when life revolves around getting your house officially on the market. Thankfully, we finally went live on Thursday! We’ve only had a couple of showings that were realtor-suggested, and though I have a few theories rolling around in my head as to why we didn’t have more weekend showings (Price? Brutal temps? Time of year?, Buyers market?), we are content knowing that we have plenty of time.
In the meantime, we’ll continue to sing the praises of our robot vacuum that we run twice a day (ha!) as well as leave empty laundry baskets hanging around ready to throw stuff in if we have to get out quick (we had a 20 minute warning on Saturday!) We’ll also continue to pray for the right family to come along to fall in love with our home as much as we have. It just takes one family to love it, right?
We’ve had some recent developments on the job front that I can’t wait to share with you soon, so for now we are ultra focused on getting this house under contract so that we can move right along with buying the next one. 🙂
My brother got Hadley the neatest Christmas gift. It’s a craft project to make a pillow, but the catch is that once you make the pillow you send it off in a prepaid bag to a child in a homeless shelter. I was speechless at what a thoughtful, fun gift this was and what a great idea it is. It’s from a company called Little Loving Hands. My brother has always had the biggest heart for philanthropy and those with less, so gifts like this from him always surprise but don’t surprise me, all at the same time. We love you Uncle David!
I shared on social media last week about how sometimes the girls’ independence takes me by such surprise. Seeing them do the simplest things (like eat a banana out of the peel instead of sliced up on a plate with peanut butter) reminds me that they’re both getting bigger and more capable faster than I realize or I’d like.
Last week Hadley finally had her four year old checkup, and her growth charts changed quite a bit. Since birth, she’s always been between 60-70% for height and around 15% for weight (tall and lean like her Dad!). In the last year though, she’s flip-flopped those stats! Now she’s 47% for weight and 24% for height. So she’s not our tall little string bean anymore! My mom says I was always tall and lean as a toddler, but around 4 I did a little switch. It’s crazy that Hadley is seemingly doing the same though. Genetics are a crazy, miraculous thing! Vaccines are done now until she’s 11, so three cheers for that!
And finally, monkey see monkey do. There may have been five or six other motorized toys to play on at the mall, but whatever one Hadley was inside of, Sadie was right there exploring it too. In Sadie’s eyes, Hadley is everything.
Hope your Monday is going well and that your week has kicked off on the right foot! Thanks for reading! I’ll see ya tomorrow. 🙂 xo
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to two little girls (ages 5 and 2) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo