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spring arrived.

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yesterday i talked about carrying us to spring.
today i feel like she arrived.
with her soft wind and warm breeze.
her blue skies painted with white clouds.

she walked with us today as we ran and played outside.
between the raindrops.
between that breeze.

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everywhere we looked. everywhere we turned there were hints of spring.
tucked beneath a small pile of soil.
flying under the wing of a bird.
landing in empty trees waiting her arrival.

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spring arrived today in our home
her timing couldn't have been better
she brought us adventure. a new journey.
a path that we will walk as a family. together.

yesterday we unofficially sold our house. we have not found another home yet and negotiated to stay in this one until April 28th. Jon's nervous. He asks why I'm not freaking out. I'm calm. Ready. But I can't think about leaving this home right now. It doesn't seem right. I'm not ready to part. I have 59 days. And I'm going to enjoy each and every single one.
Packing, boxes, chaos and all!

linking up with Morgan for Small Style
On Jess// coat: Oshkosh Pants: gift Top: Ralph Lauren (thrifted) Hat: thrifted boots: Target

39 comments:

  1. good luck with everything!! it's exciting and scary all at once

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  2. such sweet pictures. spring arrived for us today too!

    and congrats on the sale of your home! we are in the same boat right now, huh? we are suppose to close on our house in about 2 weeks and we are waiting to hear back from the house we put an offer in, until then we will be moving in with my dad-eek! (fortunately, he has space and is a pretty rad guy to live with).

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    1. thanks abra! happy spring ;)

      i thought you had your house on the market or were putting it on. that is so exciting. we are in the same boat. we have an offer on a house but since it's a short sale it could take months. we close on march 28th and are actually renting our own home for a month then... not sure! we can't live with my parents because they have cats and jon is allergic and we have the dog. i figure just go with the flow and have fun with this adventure. years down the road we'll laugh ;) i'll be thinking of you. when are you due???

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  3. Great news about your home, congratulations! I adore your little girls outfit, she is so pretty like her mama.

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  4. Beautiful pictures! I love her pretty little eyes. I'm so excited for spring to show up here within the next month or two, hopefully. I can't even imagine the feelings that would come with selling and moving out of your home, good luck with all of it though!

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    1. it has been pretty emotional. mostly because we have been in our home for 8 years and have created SO many memories. i get teary eyed thinking of it...and i'm not even a crier ;)

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  5. Great photos! Her raincoat is darling. Congrats on the sale of your home and goodluck with packing!

    I am stopping by from Small Style. You can check out my post here: http://hildaanniew.blogspot.com/2012/03/small-style-all-about-jacket.html

    Have a great day! (O:

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    1. thanks annie. heading over to check out your small style ;)

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  6. I love the pics!!! your daughter is so adorable!! gorgeous eyes! Have a great day!:)

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    1. thank you!! those eyes get her in trouble. you look into them and it's " okay honey, whatever you want." ;)

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  7. Such great photos! Love her little raincoat.
    Congrats (I think?) on selling your house.

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    1. thanks susan!! we're not officially celebrating until we have the inspection and appraisal, which is next week. we may not have a home but we can celebrate ;)

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  8. congrats on selling the house. April 29th seems far off, but putting it in days, 59! makes it seem so much closer. excited to see where you will be making home next!

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    1. i know!! i keep counting it down. today is 56 days. yikes ;)

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  9. Oh love it!! So exciting! We are listing our house soon-ish I hope!

    Steph

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    1. are you?? it was actually an okay process. hardest was having all the showings and open houses with three kids and a dog. it made me the "crazy" mom because i was always on edge and paranoid about keeping it clean. i'm making it sounds horrible, but it wasn't too bad ;)

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  10. What a cutie! Love her hat! I need to get P a rain coat.

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  11. Oh my...what a cutie pie!!
    Love your photography:)

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    1. thank you ;) i don't really know what i'm doing... haha.. but i do shoot in manual mode.

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  12. Thanks for the comment love! This jacket is super cute! So is your little one. :)

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  13. Damn girl, she is like your doppelgänger in that second photo! Adorable :)

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    1. haha!! i just don't see it! sometimes i'll look at her and think, whoa it's me, but other times i don't know who she looks like.

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  14. OH my goodness - big ch-ch-changes coming your way now eh?! Congrats on the house 'sell' then... and my gosh, Jess is really turning into a mini-you. Love that cheerful jacket!
    Good luck with the packing mama.
    xo
    Mel ;o)

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    1. thanks Mel! packing...i haven't even thought about that part yet. i still have 56 days. i think it will hit me when we have the inspection and appraisal done because then it truly is official. then i'll probably freak out ;)

      xoxo
      liz

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  15. Oh man, I so admire your calm. Best of luck with the house hunt!
    Oh, and can you believe what happens in a year, your girl! At the beginning of Small Style she was a baby. And now look at her. What eyes!

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    1. jon seriously thinks there is something wrong with me because i am so calm. don't worry, i'm sure you'll see freak out liz too ;)

      i love watching all of our children grown over this past year. makes it seem like it went so fast. oh wait, it did!

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  16. Well she is just sweeter than cherry pie!
    Good luck finding a new home - think of it as an adventure.

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    1. thanks!! in the end i think it will be a fun adventure ;)

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  17. You have made me wish for spring even more than ever. It is definitely not spring here, yet, but I cannot wait. Your girl is just so sweet.

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    1. spring will arrive. slowly she will arrive.
      thank you ;)

      hoping your spring comes soon!

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  18. That coat is too cute! Good luck finding your new home. What a wonderful time in your life. A chance to find a place for new memeories.

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    1. i agree! and this time in between will be filled with adventure. we're doing it together as a family and that's all that matters ;)

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  19. awww this is the sweetest post i have EVER seen, so cute!! :) x

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    1. oh my goodness! thank you SO much. your lovely comment made my day ;)

      enjoy your weekend
      xo
      liz

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  20. i believed you had your home in the marketplace or were placing it on. that is so interesting. we are in the same vessel. we have an provide on a home but since it's a brief sales it could take several weeks. we near on goal Twenty eighth and are actually leasing our own home for monthly then... .

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