July 18th marked one year since we left our home in a subdivision in Meridian, Idaho and moved onto 10 acres in Star, Idaho. We knew this was going to be a big change for our family, but we had no idea what kind of adventures we were about to experience. As we walked into the door, we will filled with a mix of emotions. The kids were not excited about having to change schools. Nick and I wondered if we would be able to keep up with all the yard work. We wondered how we would adjust to having a house that was half the size of our last house. But, among all our mixed emotions, the greatest was perhaps the feeling of excitement for this new life.

Goodbye old house!

Goodbye old house!

It was hard to say goodbye.

It was hard to say goodbye.

Finally moving day!  Some of the kids were more excited than others.

Finally moving day! Some of the kids were more excited than others.

Austin and Kylie in one of the amazing trees at our new house.

Austin and Kylie in one of the amazing trees at our new house.

Another one of our favorite trees.

Another one of our favorite trees.

When I was trying to pack up our old house, I bribed the kids with "trampoline points".  I told them if they earned enough points, we would buy a trampoline and set it up the day we moved in to the new house.  They worked hard and earned it!

When I was trying to pack up our old house, I bribed the kids with “trampoline points”. I told them if they earned enough points, we would buy a trampoline and set it up the day we moved in to the new house. They worked hard and earned it!