Our Family In April (2017)

Our Family in April has had adventures, chilled out weekends, no late marks for school (#win), far too many chocolate eggs and a massive shift on the house moving front. I’d say overall it has been a pretty successful month and one that has certainly flown by.

Our Pictures this month were taken on the very first day of April when we enjoyed a wonderful visit to Edinburgh / The Scottish boarders with my “big sister” and her family, and then a bonus one from the seaside on probably the only Spring feeling day (Alice is on my back).

Scotland was the ultimate adventure with a picnic tea and road trip after school, to stay in a beautiful old Scottish house in the middle of no where, and whilst very tiring,  it was so brilliant and loved by us all. The weather was great, the scenery great, the company great and it was the best way to start off our month and Easter break from school.

The castle was fab, and we just had a very much needed break and enjoyed being together.

The Easter holidays were more random and sporadic than what our norm has been. But it worked well, the kids enjoyed themselves and we had some fun days out. I loved that by the time they went back to school, the month was half way done, we were a step closer to summer and weeks away from more breaks and school holidays.

The biggest thing this month, aside from trips and no school, was certainly to do with the move! We have commented to each other recently that moving house is very much like expecting a baby – People ask for an update all the time! They like to ask whats happening, if there any changes and “when is it all happening” (id only we knew). Its so funny… all fine obviously, and lovely too they’re all so interested in our family, but it’s funny too.

So for all those who are asking, dare’nt ask, or couldn’t give two hoots… we pulled out of the house we were buying (for several reasons) and made an offer this week on another. The offer was accepted and whilst we are still moving to East Yorkshire, the village is different, the school and house are different, and we are quite possibly way more excited about it than we already were.

Our house sale is almost ready to sign (at least that’s what we are led to believe), and so it looks like we may have a couple of weeks of homelessness – or living with parents! Thankfully though our new sellers are very keen and we hope to move fast with the purchase to get the kids into school by the summer term (June for those who aren’t in school). So fingers crossed we have no more changes and curve balls!

My only wish for May is for more adventures, lots of warmth and sunshine (please), and a moving date! Not much then… we are on the countdown now to Megsies 5th Birthday in June and so its all wish lists and cake planning here, and of course … lots more packing!

In April we are Grateful for:

* Our House sale going well
*Our offer being accepted on the New one
*A trip to Edingburgh
*A reliable car
*Generous people giving chocolatey gifts
*Clothing sales

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  1. April 30, 2017 / 7:39 am

    Eek! Good luck with all the house-business! It’s tricky and infuriating at times isn’t it but I’m sure it will all be worth it!
    I love the photos in Scotland, Edinburgh is on my list to visit!

    • Mary @TheHeartyLife
      May 3, 2017 / 10:20 am

      Lauren go – its so lovely haha and thanks, hoping it goes smoothly x

    • Mary @TheHeartyLife
      May 3, 2017 / 10:21 am

      Thanks Laura I hope so too x

    • Mary @TheHeartyLife
      May 3, 2017 / 10:21 am

      Thanks Claire x

  2. April 30, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    Ahhh, these are lovely smiley photos. And it sounds like you had a fab Scottish adventure. Good luck with the house move, we only moved a couple of months back ourselves, and it was so stressful but so worth it. Thanks for joining in with The Me and Mine Project. x
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    • Mary @TheHeartyLife
      May 3, 2017 / 10:22 am

      That’s so great to hear Lucy – fingers crossed! x

  3. April 30, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    All the best with the move, sounds wonderful. We’ve been here for 17 years and I fear my boys will never live anywhere different. Amazing how the years just fly by!

    • Mary @TheHeartyLife
      May 3, 2017 / 10:23 am

      17 years? WOW..yes you may have a job on uprooting them haha Its hard to even believe weve been here 6 now. Not that long but you’re right, the years do fly x

  4. May 1, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Hope the move goes well! I have moved more times than I care to think about and people never get bored of asking ‘how it’s all going’ haha. Lovely photos in Edniburgh too, another place I would love to visit in Scotland some day soon x

    • Mary @TheHeartyLife
      May 3, 2017 / 10:27 am

      Hahaha that’s funny. Any moving tips would be greatly appreciated. You must be an expert now lol. I would most definitely recommend Edinburgh… it is a great city x

  5. May 4, 2017 / 10:44 am

    Good luck with the house business. I remember how stressful we found it waiting for any news. Such lovely photos captured this month 🙂
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  6. May 6, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Oh good luck with the house move. Hope it all goes smoothly for you. These are lovely snaps for this month. Roll on summer and sunshine for us all. #meandmineproject

  7. May 6, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    So pleased to hear you had a wonderful Scottish adventure. Good luck with the house move xx

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