I have some very special photos to share this month. At first glance they don’t look particularly special at all, just us sat on the door step of our little home, pulling faces and being silly. But these photos are probably going to be ones that I look back on in years to come and feel all sorts of different emotions when I look at them. They actually signify the end of an era for us, we are about to go through some huge family changes here and we took these photos to remind ourselves of this period in our lives.

After eight years in our home we are moving to a new house very soon. We didn’t think we would stay in our little home this long, we had plans to live there for around three to four years, but over the years we have experienced tough times financially, then we had Mads, followed by her little sister a couple of years later and then her baby brother a couple of years after that, and it just never seemed like the right time to even contemplate moving. We then did a lot of work on our house and got it exactly how we wanted it, and that was that, we decided to stay put for a while.

A few months ago we started to look at houses. There is actually a really funny story behind the reason why, I wrote about it for my ordinary moments post last week but for some reason it didn’t publish properly as we are away at the moment, so I am saving it for next Sunday instead. But after some serious grown up talks we decided that actually it seemed like a really good time to move for various reasons. We put in an offer on a house, it got accepted, our house sold, and the rest of it happened really quickly. We exchanged contract last week and our moving date is set for really soon.

While we are incredibly excited about the prospect of more space, it is definitely going to be weird going from a home that is so perfectly done to our tastes, to a home which needs a lot of work, but I can’t wait to have the challenge of decorating and updating our home again. It is going to be a project which will take years due to us not having much budget left bar the odd bit of minor decorating work to begin with, but it is still all so exciting. Of course these things are bittersweet though, we will all miss our little house so much, after all it has been home for the last eight years, it is where we became engaged, where we came back to as man and wife, and where we bought all three of our babies home to. It is our first home together so of course for that reason it is always going to have a special place in our hearts.

But now it’s time for the next chapter for our family. And of course we had to take some photos to signify such a special moment in our family, they are a bit silly but I love them…

As usual don’t forget to go and check out what LucyLucyAlexFritha,  Charlotte. and Jenny’s families have been up to this month.


  • I love these Katie! I love reading the stories about why people move house, as there is always normally a story behind it. We move house at Christmas and it was a bittersweet move too. I’m loving making our house a home and I can’t wait to see your new home. It’s exciting getting to put your stamp on it, even if it will take a while. Exciting times ahead for you all x

  • Sherry says:

    These made me laugh a lot as Mads has a different facial expression in every one of them. Very exciting times ahead and I can only imagine the feelings and emotions you are going through – we’ve been in ours for 5 years and although it’s not our perfect house and we’ll move in the future, i just can’t imagine it. Hope you’re all having a lovely holiday x #meandmineproject

  • Such lovely photos to capture of your lovely house and a very exciting month to come x

  • Colette says:

    I’m so excited for you but also a bit sad that you’ve literally only just got all that work done! That said, I’m sure it wouldn’t have sold so quickly without it – it’s obviously meant to be.
    Like you we only planned to stay in our house a few years – three children, nine years and a two storey extension later I can’t see us moving anywhere for a while. Our house is actually quite big now but there’s still things I would change if I could – the garden in particular. We did have a bit of a look recently – not because we really thought we’d move but just to see what was in our area and it just reiterated that we will struggle to climb the ladder without relocating a bit.
    I hope the move goes really smoothly and I can’t wait to see the new place!

  • Carie says:

    How wonderfully exciting – it’s obviously a year for moving houses, though I’m very jealous yours went through so smoothly!! And fingers crossed one day you will get to have bi-fold doors again!!

  • kerry norris says:

    Love these pictures. Congratulations on the new house xx

  • Jenny says:

    How fun are you guys. The happiest, funnest family snaps I have seen here. I love little man diving off Jon’s shoulders to get to his mama. Man I miss baby cuddles next time I see him he will be walking and talking. I am so excited for you and your new home and new adventures and new memories to make there too. I love moving so fun. I already know the perfect welcoming home present for you saw it and thought of you the other day! Really miss you my lovely. Looking forward to taking notes from your Dubai trip for ours next year where to go with the kids and not to. Looks amazing. I hope you are ok? I am thinking of you. #meandmineproject

  • Gorgeous photos as always! I’m so excited for you all and your new adventures in your new home! Wishing you lots of love and luck for the move! Can’t wait to see the new house lovely! Xx

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