Little Moments is where I reflect on all of the little things that have made me happy, thankful or inspired that week. I hope that I will also inspire you to do the same…
Phew, I know I’m always saying it, but it’s been a busy couple of weeks! I didn’t post any Little Moments last week as it was just too hectic, so now I’m catching up!
Well anyone who follows me on Instagram or Facebook might have noticed that I hinted to some big changes ahead for our family. Well… after 6 wonderful years in San Francisco we are moving back to our little island of Britain. It’s official! Our one way flights are booked for September and I’ve never felt such a mixture of feelings!
I’m so excited to be moving back near our families and reconnect with long lost friends! There are lots of reasons for moving – which I won’t go into now – but family is a big one. Yet as with all change there is also sadness – we will be leaving our life and friends here and leaving the place where both our children were born. It’s a bit of a strange feeling. I know it’s going to be a big change and transition for all of us – but we are very excited and positive about the opportunities and adventures we have ahead of us.
I’ll be writing more blog posts about our move in the future, so I won’t waffle on now. But I just had to get that one off my chest – as it’s a biggie. More like a Big Moment really – ha ha!
We’ve had lots of other bits going on and no matter what, it really is the little things that I treasure every week. How about you?
So here are my Little Moments for the last couple of weeks…
Fourth of July weekend
We had a lovely long Fourth of July weekend. We spent a relaxing morning as a family in the Botanical Gardens – one of my favourite places for some tranqillity. Well you know, as much tranquillity as you can get with a 1 and 4 year old in tow!
The Hubster’s birthday
We celebrated The Hubster’s birthday last weekend. Little M planned and made a ‘surprise cake’ for him. He very carefully placed lots of candies inside the cake!
There’s so much to do before we move, but I have at least started to have a declutter and a clear out. I think moving is always a good excuse to get rid of the non essentials – don’t you? Any further moving tips most welcomed!
LP and Little M cuddles
They certainly have their moments – but I caught LP and Little M cuddling up to each other this week! They’ve both been a bit coldy and were sat watching ‘In the Night Garden’ – so sweet!
LP’s face painting
We went to a little birthday party last weekend and LP had a little flower painted on her face! I just can’t believe how quickly this girl has changed from baby to toddler. She is also going through this very cute phase of copying me any time I start doing any cleaning – such a helpful girl!
This week we’ve been on the hunt for fairy doors in Golden Gate Park. A little bird told me to look for them and so we’ve had a couple of adventures tracking them down. I can’t believe I’ve lived in San Francisco all this time and never seen them. Little M was very excited – I think we might have to pay them another visit before we leave!
We have a quiet weekend planned. The Hubster is away for almost two weeks. I’ve been holding the fort since Tuesday and we are doing ok! I have found the key is keeping everything simple, so I think an outing to the park each day will be more than enough this weekend!
How has your week been? What are you up to this weekend?