A Day in the Life: Moving Edition

Hey, Hey! Happy Monday from my house to yours! I hope you woke up with a smile on your face and some strong coffee in your cup. 🙂 I am showing up for a fun Day in the Life over on my Instagram Stories.   Today, we are staying in our temporary condo and I thought it might be fun to show you around a little and share what our day looks like in-between homes.  So, hop on over and follow along, if you like!  It should be fun!

Go ahead and check it out!    See you over on the Gram!  XOXO Narci

What’s Been Going On

Happy Monday, friends.  Well, to put it simply, last week was so hard.  I really don’t know the right words to say other than to offer my grief over the amount of racism that happens in our country.  It’s because of this overwhelming sadness and grief that I will be working to be the change in my little part of the world.  I shared this on my IG stories

So, while I don’t understand the depth of pain that my black/POC brothers and sisters feel, my heart can understand some minuscule and small portion of it….and my heart aches for them because of it.  I am sharing this perspective with my family and friends and letting it breathe into the relationships around me….and am working to educate myself.  We all are learning, and I want to be part of the solution…not the problem.

Since I’ve been gone for some time, I have a lot to catch you up on.    I am going to share that with you today, but please know that my heart is so heavy while I do so.

This quote showed up in my Bible Study and it is still in my head.  Such good words.

Presley has been busy crafting some cute items for her new room.  This girl is the Pinterest queen and so into anything creative.  She made this cute canvas for less than $10  🙂

We celebrated this adorable boy’s 12th birthday this weekend.  It’s hard to believe that this is the same boy that I cried myself to sleep praying for all those years ago and during our long season of infertility.  But, here he is. 

He’s growing into such a fine young man.  Can’t wait to see what this year brings for him.

These days have been cozy time plus a touch of packing…

And my bestie Hollye and I had a fun secret mission to love on one of our friends.  

She is so much fun!

We saw this beautiful railroad track while we were out driving to the new house, and isn’t it so dreamy?

Rob and I had a date night on our future back porch and watched the sunset.  Oh, it was just what my heart needed.

We have 10 more days until we close, and we couldn’t be more excited.

I’ve gotten a few questions about the size of this house and it’s 2300 sq ft (our current house is 3800 so it’s a pretty significant downsize.) We are just so incredibly thankful to have found something that fits our whole crew and in our budget and style.  I still can’t really believe it.

These days are Daisy still being the most relaxed cat ever.

And snocones because summer weather has definitely arrived inTexas.

This week is all about this guy turning SEVENTEEN!  He’s becoming quite the professional behind the wheel.

I am so super proud of him!

Happy Monday, friends.  I missed you last week.  I will see you back here on Wednesday.  Much love, Narci

This and That

Happy Wednesday, y’all! I am so happy to be back with you and here today!  Did you notice that I changed the look around here ?  I just cleaned things up and added a few fun changes as this space evolves.  Thank you for being here!

In other news: we are three weeks from closing on our new house, and one of us will say something like “I can’t wait to move to the new house” at least once a day.  To say our family is excited is to put it lightly.

I’m being careful about what I share on here, because it’s not officially ours yet, right?   (I will sigh a HUGE sigh of relief on closing day when I don’t have to be so guarded.)  For now, here’s a quick picture from the road. 🙂

Here’s my precious realtor in front of our dream door. I still need someone to pinch me and tell me this is really happening.  

In other news, we are making our way through packing quite nicely!  Slowly but surely! 🙂 We’ve been tackling the worst places first.  You know: attic, garage, kitchen, closets.   

In the meantime, Luke graduated from 5th grade and is heading to middle school next year.  I am super excited for him!  This year, Luke settled into himself, gained so much confidence, and grew in so many ways..  We couldn’t be more thankful!

And, Miss Presley is off to be a big 5th grader.  She had a great year also! This girl gained so much confidence academically and is soaring.  What a blessing this has been for her.  

Their principal and teachers have been amazing.  We are so thankful!

And now?  It’s summertime for these guys and we are settling in nicely!

These are the days, y’all! See you back here on Friday! XOXO Narci

What’s Been Going On!

What’s been going on here?  Oh, just a little bit of this and that! 🙂

On Monday, we had the inspection for the new house, and this has me so incredibly excited!  Honestly, Rob and I were floored when we walked through this house, because it was almost the exact same plan that we had hoped to build, on the exact same lot size we wanted to buy, and finished out in mostly our dream finishes.  And, even so, in our downsize budget.  How on Earth???  Only God, y’all.  I could cry just thinking about it.  The good news is that there are a few fun projects here and there but the inside is completely move-in ready. I’m still in shock about it all.

I guess we really are moving to the country. 🙂

Also, all our current furniture and decor is going to be great for this space.  🙂  We are having to donate quite a bit since this house is so much smaller, but the style is not so far off from what we currently have.  I am so thankful that there’s no need to buy new things.   Another huge blessing.

Other than packing, we’ve been enjoying Drive-In church at our local football stadium

And, it’s finally summer over here!  Woohoo!  This has me so happy for our kiddos.  They were rock stars during home school, but no more AP tests or finals or book reports or zoom calls!

We officially have a senior, a 6th grader, and a 5th grader. 🙂

Also, these days are rainy days cuddled in bed . Presley and I spent Saturday morning outside in the drizzle and rain….

and changed into cozy jammies and snuggled in bed after we were done.

A bunch of you guys asked about this top on my stories last week.

And, I think you will love the boutique that I picked it up from. The name is 31 Roots, and their selection and inventory is PERFECTION.  All of their clothing is super on-trend…and the quality is on-point too.  I really can’t say enough nice things. Everything is so cute!  I don’t know about you, but I love supporting small businesses when I am able to during these times.

Here’s another one of their cute tops!

See what I mean? SO CUTE! So, go ahead and check them out, if you’d like to.  If you decide to shop, you can use the code: narci for 20% off or FREE shipping for any order over $50!

Ah, these are the days, friends.  See you back here on Friday for a fun house DIY.  I am super excited about this!  See you then! XOXO Narci

Weekend Wrap-Up

Hey, hey y’all!  Happy Monday from my house to yours!  I hope you are doing well.  We had such a  great past few days. This weekend was all about house-related things. 

It has been such a sweet process so far, and we are just so thankful about how things are moving along.  As long as all goes well, we will close on our current house in mid-June.   And, as far as our next steps….we are at the point where we are considering making our final decision…we’ve met with builders, found a property to build on that we love, and even found a few houses that are on the market (I never thought this would have been possible!  This totally caught me off guard over the weekend.)  We’ve prayed, we’ve gotten costs for everything so we are able to see all our options side by side…..Now we just make the final decision!  Once we have done that I will make sure to share that with you all for sure!

During this process, we have found some of the prettiest country roads….I will be set on photography locations for quite some time!  Isn’t this one just magical?

Also, I ordered a few summer things from Target….I love this cute embroidered top so much, and these denim shorts.  They look short here, but they are a great length…I ordered up a size so they aren’t skin tight and it is the perfect fit.  🙂

And, I love this pink top from Target as well.  It is such a pretty color and perfect for my time working at home as well!

And, finally, Mother’s Day was all about spending time with these faces.  Being at home with them made my day extra special.

 

Almost 17 years of being a mama, and it brings me such great joy.

See you back here on Wednesday, friends! XOXO Narci

 

These Days

Happy Monday, friends!  I am so happy to be with you guys right now!   Today, I am just sharing a little bit of this and that from these days.

What I am watching

Okay, I am on the 3rd eipsode of this, and I can’t tear myself away. I am not sure I love it, but it’s super well done and I feel compelled to watch it because I need to know how it ends.  Episode 1 starts with a big cliff hanger, and now I need to know what went down.  haha!

How I am seeing people show up during this season

Someone dropped off the cutest batch of MAY FLOWERS and I absolutely loved this cute tradition that they have.  I had never heard of this (where you leave flowers on friends and family’s doorsteps on 5/1) but it’s a thing…and I am loving it.

House Stuff

On Saturday, we had our house inspection which meant we were displaced out of the house for most of the day. We went and looked at a potential house (it was a no), scoped out the condo we will be staying in while we build ( I can’t wait to show it to you! It’s SO CUTE!!)  and finished it with Mexican.

At the restaurant, I noticed how sweet Presley’s natural waves were looking in her high pony tail.  

A Little Bit of Truth

My friend posted this on his social media this week, and it’s so very true..

Date Night

And finally Rob and I had a little date night where we checked out some of the land that we love.  I am not going to lie, we are pretty smitten.

It’s not hard to see why.  We went to check out the sunset and it did not disappoint at all.  Isn’t the field pretty in the sunset light?

Window Chats

Also, these two often hang out in this spot, and I couldn’t love them more.  They look so grown up here, so I needed a quick picture to remember it by.  

These days…full of God’s faithfulness…we are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel, and it is so very sweet to see happen.  Thank you, Lord.

I will see you back here on Wednesday!

XOXO Narci

What’s Been Going On!

Happy Monday, friends!  I hope that you are doing well today.   What’s been going on?

These days are full of memes that make me laugh.  

A sweet silver lining….a few social distance senior sessions.  Usually, there is a big rush for senior sessions in April, so I was happy to love on some sweet seniors from afar that are long time clients of mine.

Look at his jump!!

And this senior.  I love her and her entire family so much.

Isn’t she darling?

Thank heavens, I use a big zoom lens.  Small mercies. haha!

She’s just adorable and heading to OU next year.  Cute as pie.

Also fun?  We are starting to move into the direction of building a sweet house in the country.

While we wait for our house to sell, we are busy looking at plans and costing out construction, and working out timelines.  All of this is right up our alley, so I am pumped to do this with our family!

I have to say: my favorite part of selling our home…the house is almost always clean.  haha!  Gotta look on the bright side, right? 😉

These days have been for lots of outside time with all the pretty weather!

And Sunday naps because it just feels that good.

On a podcast that I watched this week, they talked about this show and how GOOD it was so I tuned in to the first episode over the weekend.  Have you watched Little Fires Everywhere?

I loved it until one of the very last scenes….at the very last minute, it became R-rated (ugh!)…I am going to give it another try though, because it was so good!

And I picked up these two books for some reading.  I have heard fantastic things about them both, so I am excited to dig in!

Happy Monday, friends!  I will see you back here on Wednesday! Much love! XOXO Narci