Aliens in the Apple

A peek at spring

Franci 3 Jul 2015 Uncategorized

April seems like a long time ago… spring seems like a bit of a blur filled with the house buying process and then packing and getting ready to move. But it wasn’t all crazy — we made some time to go enjoy the nice weather outside too. One day we packed a lunch and went and had a picnic at a nearby park.

Laurelin turned 2 in May. She’s growing up so fast, and providing us with many laughs every day. It’s been fun to see her learn and start to make sense of the world around her. She’s a real character — you can’t push her around! — I guess that’s what comes of having two older sisters. We didn’t really have a party for her, but I made her a cake with lots of M ‘n M’s on, which she loved, and we shared it with friends we usually have lunch with after our homeschool gymnastics class.

And of course, in May we moved to our new house. We were so blessed to have lots of strong friends helping, and were able to do it all in one day, with only one trip in the huge rented U-Haul truck (which Ben was able to drive without a special licence!).

Comments (3)

joanbee3 3 Jul 2015 at 6:56pm

There’s nothing like having a bunch of strong and willing friends on moving day.

Lois Hoyt 4 Jul 2015 at 7:17am

It’s good to hear you had so much help. Wow, the U.S. is slack, allowing Benjamin to drive that truck in NYC without a special license :-). Bruce couldn’t drive one of similar size when we moved here - not that he minded, as he was glad for someone else to drive it for us.
Beautiful photos again.

Laurel 8 Jul 2015 at 5:34am

Lovely spring photos; thanks for sharing in the throes of moving! It’s a good spirits-lifter for me, sitting here in the chills of a sleety evening in Christchurch (it felt like the weather dropped 10 degrees yesterday).
And lovely photos of Laurelin’s birthday - it’s so hard to believe she’s two already!