The Big Move

Ahhh…feels good to be blogging again.  So this time I have a perfectly legitimate excuse for my blogging hiatus.  We have moved!  As you may know, moving in itself is a very daunting task and to do it with four toddlers in the mix…well let’s just say I underestimated how hard that would really be. Whew…am I so glad that it’s over! Before we left, our good friend Chad Keith took these great family photos in front of the kids’ first home for us to remember and show them when they get older.

house  Great memories here!

kids So sweet!

 family photoThis is one of my favs – even Lucy made the pic!

For those of you that know us, you are probably not too surprised to learn that we are now living on the “compound.”  For those that may not know us or know what the compound is, let me explain.  The compound is our fun way of calling the 8 or so acres where my mom and dad and both of my brother’s families live.  This was not always our plan – to live on the compound, but I will say we are very excited about our children growing up here.  I can’t think of anything better than being close to family.  And I know – this doesn’t work for every family, but it really does work for ours.  We are currently living with G.G. and Big Pop (how awesome are they – I mean talk about completely shake your whole peaceful, semi-retired life to the core, right?) while we build our forever home on the compound.   So so exciting! 

So what does life mean while living at G.G. and Big Pop’s our new home?  WELL, let’s see…

It means our VERY own playground.



It means playing with our 6 cousins EVERY day because they live right next door.



It means getting a little dirtier.



It means sleeping in cool new bunk beds (just Madden & Sloan in the bottom)

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It means more visits to Grandmama’s and Grandaddy’s because they are even closer to us now!


It means group baths in the big tub (even though it breaks momma’s back!)


It means swinging in the cave!


It means getting a little extra lovin’….because we were so deprived before!


Yeah, I would say they are pretty much loving life right about now!

Hope you have a great week!




The Cochran Crew said...

I wanna come live there too! Sounds so fun!! Love Miss Priss in her pink muddy converse!!! Love you!

Tamara said...

Congrats on the move, I think that it's awesome you'll be so close to family (I personally could not think of a better way to live, that would be perfect)!

Good luck on building your forever home, we built ours 6 years ago and it was such a fun process!

And, I looove them photos near your old home, that last one is precious, I can see that hanging in your new home!