Tuesday, 30 April 2013

#MeAndMine - A Family Portrait (April)

This was a last minute photo.

I suddenly panicked with a day to go, realising that I hadn't taken a family portrait for Lucy's 'Me and Mine' link up. It's something I really want to keep up with as this first year of Tiny Ched's life passed us all by with no photos of all four of us.

March was a busy month and April has been just as hectic.

I'm probably going to jinx this now by revealing this on my blog but...

...we are going to move house!

I didn't want to officially announce it until we had exchanged contracts (we haven't yet) but, at the moment, I don't see that anything is going to change *crosses everything* I haven't even told all my friends yet as I haven't wanted to say anything until it's all legal.

It's an exciting time but it's also scary. A lot has happened, both good and bad, over theses past few months but I'm hoping the future, for everyone, is going to be full of as much love and happiness as possible.

Our new house is gorgeous. It's so much bigger than the one we are in now and we are all looking forward to moving and making it our home. Our current house sold on it's first viewing which was amazing (it's so nice not having to worry about viewings with two small children messing the place up!) but it also pulled at my heart strings a bit.

This is the house that...

...Matt and I bought together 7 years ago
...we left from and returned to the night he asked me to marry him
...just 3 short months later (almost 6 years ago) we spent our wedding eve in
...we also spent our wedding night in
...we conceived both our children in
...we brought both our children home to after they were born
...we made a home


...has experienced so much love and happiness

I'm sure our new house will be filled with just as much love and happiness though. After all, they are only walls.

We are the essence of the house and home.

So this is a very poignant photo as, I think, it will be the last one of us all taken in this house.

We are due to move at the end of June...and we still have over 3 weeks holidaying in Florida to get through! We booked the holiday after deciding, last year, that we weren't going to move. Now we are doing both. Eek! Matt and I are totally knackered (as you can see) so I'm hoping a bit of sun recharges us - even if we could do without the holiday in the middle of all this.

Yes, life is very hectic right now.

But life, on the whole, is very good.


Lucy said...

Such a gorgeous photo Heather, you might be feeling tired, but you all just looked relaxed and happy together to me. I'm so glad to see you joining in again, and I can't wait to see a lovely sunshiny Florida family portrait for next month. And such exciting news on the house, I hope it all goes okay. x

Emily Beale said...

Love this picture Heather! It's such a busy time for you, and making time for pictures is ever so important! Hope that the move goes smoothly for you!

Capture by Lucy said...

Oh how lovely - this photo will have such meaning when you look back on it! Happy house move too xx

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Charlotte said...

Lovely photo! Hope everything goes well with the move! I know it will be sad to leave but it is very exciting too. x x

JoBryan said...

Aww what a lovely photo and what news. You will take that love with you, wishing you a peaceful exchange and move.

Notmyyearoff said...

Ahhh that's a very special home and you'll carry the memories wherever you go. Hope the house move goes really well! Great lovely photo!!

Stay At Home Mum ~ In Training said...

Ahh good luck with your house move!! I'm sure it'll go fine! We did this 2 years ago went on holiday and moved all in the same month! Busy but exciting times! Xxx

Katie @mummydaddyme said...

Gorgeous photo Heather of the four of you, and a very poignant one too. Good luck with the house move and I totally know what you mean, I know that when we eventually move I will be excited to move to a bigger property, but at the same time I will be sad as we have had so many happy memories here. x

Susanne Remic said...

Oh I love that photo! I can't wait to meet Matt, I have heard so much about him. Huge hugs lady xxxxx

Becky Arber said...

I hope your house move goes really well! Lovely photo!

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Looking for Blue Sky said...

Exciting times! And stressful, but hopefully the holiday will help. Totally agree about family photos too, and this is a reminder that I must try and get some more done soon :) x

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Chloe said...

Oooh, a very poignant photo! Good luck with the move.

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Lauren_W said...

Wowzers!! I wrote a message out for you last week asking if you had any news about moving house, because I remember you mentioning wanting to last year, but didn't send it! How exciting.

I'm so glad you joined in with this again.
What with Florida, BritMums and moving June is going to be super busy for you! xx

Sharon Donnelly said...

cool about the house move!!! And I'm glad you decided to do Florida. :)

PhotoPuddle said...

I think that'll be the hardest thing if we do end up moving. Leaving all the memories. We were already married when we moved here but this is the first home of our children. And there are obviously so many memories of their baby days here.

Michelle Twin Mum said...

Ahh great pic and MC looks so cute in it! Happy moving, 27th June is my move date, so we will be at it together! Are you still coming to BritMums? Mich x

grumpinator said...

It's a cute pic! Houses hold so many memories within their walls. I hope you are very happy in your new house xx


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