Six Months in the “New Beach House”

Six Months in the "New Beach House"
Our new residence

Tale time! If you’re new below or just catching up, six months back we bought our beach front property, and it is now a place we get to phone residence every working day! It signifies so a great deal to us. Several years in the past my moms and dads experienced a seaside home, which was our family members holiday spot. It was positioned on the beautiful Oregon Coastline with views of the ocean. My mom and dad reworked it top rated to bottom so it was beautiful, cozy and welcoming.

As a spouse and children with youthful children, we did not have the money to shell out on vacations really usually, so it definitely was superb to have a location to go! And not only a “free” position to stay with our kids, but it was a enjoyable destination to make reminiscences.

Six Months in the "New Beach House"
Just take a tour of our aged household beach dwelling (above) Below

It was pretty near to the entire world popular Cannon Seashore, so we used a large amount of time hanging out there, checking out the seaside, stores and dining establishments and other neighboring cities. So quite a few recollections of our young ones at 4th of July parades and fireworks, also. We beloved collecting with my sister’s loved ones, extended loved ones and close friends. We were there for several summer season vacations, holidays, birthday events. Our oldest daughter Kylee even had her marriage ceremony reception at the dwelling just after finding married at the little white church in Cannon Seashore!

We liked the tradition and knowledge of remaining at the seaside household as generally as we could throughout people years. It was like a second dwelling. But one detail I’ve figured out when it will come to the adventures of lifestyle, seasons modify. Sooner or later the time arrived to market that household absent from household.

We really missed the beach household, but when our family members moved (again) to our house in Seattle, our house turned the new spouse and children gathering position. I have normally been a believer in earning my property a place we like and creating a property we never need to have to escape from! It does not have to be a great home or predicament to be that location. We just have have to make the most of each and every time and do what operates for your spouse and children! Is not that what home is for?

While our family did not have a trip dwelling as a area to “get away” there were being so numerous enjoyable areas to discover appropriate close by. Our property was generally our household “vacation” desired destination. We nonetheless went absent on other vacations when we could, but Seattle is a pleasurable location place other people today vacation to, so we really relished it above the six several years we lived there. We invited family to arrive and remain with us often. We hosted stay-cations and holidays and celebrations in that residence. It was nearly like the aged times of collecting at the seashore house!

Six Months in the "New Beach House"
Our Seattle Home

When my husband and I started off wondering about this up coming period of life we were being about to embark on as empty nesters, we ended up of training course emotion a bit unfortunate at the assumed of change. We were nearing the near of the “child rearing” a long time of lifestyle. With a few little ones who are not all super near in age, that was a Prolonged time! 🙂

Furthermore points have been finally settling down a little bit after a definitely hectic decade in our life. We had been on the lookout forward to the plan of having a deep breath and taking pleasure in the property we developed. Going can be so exhausting and starting more than is difficult. Endings and modifications are not usually uncomplicated, but we ended up all set to permit our young children fly. And prepared or not, we would soon be on to new adventures, much too!

When we didn’t necessarily prepare to move, we started wondering about how adjust can be a tough but also worthwhile component of daily life. So numerous modifications and moves in our lifestyle, but every one particular has taught us so much. Even although we did not assume of our Seattle house as our dream home when we moved there, we had poured our hearts into it around those people 6 decades. Like the beach front residence we when had, our Seattle household turned a household and location we actually loved. But, yet again, seasons ended up changing.

We recognized that whilst it was definitely a gift to us in the many years we lived there, it did not have to be our without end dwelling to have a lasting effect on our life. (I have often dreamed of acquiring a forever dwelling, so significantly none have turned out to be our forever residence!).

As our son moved out and our two daughters moved absent, we talked about how although we did not want to transfer far from our son who was nevertheless in university nearby, we actually didn’t have a require to dwell ideal in the city any a lot more. And as considerably as we beloved our lawn, we no longer necessary or required that measurement of assets to acquire care of. Those were a pair of items that assisted us prepare our minds to transfer ahead.

We commenced dreaming about what we required our up coming chapter of everyday living to be like, if it did not contain remaining in our residence. It was tricky to make the choice to let go of the household we’d made our individual about those people six many years (you can see lots of our right before & after transformations Here), but even more challenging to envision we could find a different, particularly provided the utter craziness of the housing market in our spot.

We understood we could probably come across a buyer for our dwelling, but the problem was the lack of other properties we’d want to make a shift for (we are picky and really don’t appreciate hardly any of the residences that would be in our sought after value vary, And also there was just a deficiency of any households for sale at all!). We seriously considered there would be confined to no options for us to protected the kind we’d want to transfer to without marketing ours very first, particularly given that we didn’t want to shift much too far absent (like to a much more affordable point out ha!). It all appeared unlikely. Or even extremely hard.

But allowing ourselves dream in any case was worth it. Dreaming is excellent the for the soul when you aspiration with religion and open palms.

Six Months in the "New Beach House"

All those goals led to a couple miracles all of which led us below — to this sweet little seaside residence on a wonderful island just an hour and a half from our old household (and really closer to our daughter Courtney and the darling town she moved to a calendar year back).

This property was every little thing my cozy cottage by the sea loving coronary heart could have dreamed of in this time of our lifetime, and actually it offers us even far more than we at any time would have imagined we would find. The last handful of decades have been tricky, so we are just so grateful to have identified our small dwelling and for all of the miracles that took location for it to be ours.

If you skipped it or forgot the tale, you can go through additional of the story and how we found our new property Below (component a single of 3 blog site posts).

Six Months in the "New Beach House"

It has been about six months now due to the fact we bought this house and we’re falling in like with living in this article previously! We pinch ourselves every day. Do we really are living listed here? It is in a attractive, magical, and peaceful position.

The dwelling is so cozy, it previously feels like dwelling to us. It is just the proper compact space for what we want and it permits us to come to feel settled in day to working day daily life. Moreover, my mothers and fathers moved in and are setting up to include a tiny cottage suite for themselves off the again of the dwelling! We really feel like we have obtained the beach household back again, a new a person for this new period of existence.

This household is likely to be a entertaining put to be as inventive as we want to be in the future many years, too! We are dreaming up programs to include even far more seaside property character, to relocate our kitchen and transform (see our plans listed here), to create double duty guest spaces and of study course, I just cannot hold out to make cottage gardens, etcetera.

Six Months in the "New Beach House"

We are so happy to have identified a household we enjoy by now. It isn’t a fixer upper that would demand all of our power or resources on unexciting initiatives like sewers (been there, fixer uppers are enjoyment but also, not the period of lifetime we want to be in now) which signifies we can consider our time and still definitely take pleasure in creating it our own in the ways we want to.

Six Months in the "New Beach House"
Our New Residence – Rug resource can be found In this article

Our “new seaside house” is a very long-awaited but very unforeseen dream arrive real. Dwelling below feels like we are in the most effective spot for us in this year of daily life. Although it isn’t much too far from Seattle (you never even have to take a ferry to get there), we truly feel like it is an escape to be on an island. It is like currently being on holiday vacation every single working day.

Six Months in the "New Beach House"

We get pleasure from the neighborhood and community parks and marinas, we acquire shells on the seashore and observe Eagles fly in excess of the h2o. We can walk to the seashore in a make a difference of minutes and hop on the ferries to check out other islands. We can go whale observing, kayaking, and in the spring and summer months we can go to all of the superb flower farms nearby. And if we want to continue to be residence, we can sit on the porch, perform video games, check out films, make yummy meals, and just devote time collectively.

Six Months in the "New Beach House"

Plus it is fantastic destination to welcome our little ones to when they can appear go to! In point, we eventually experienced our initially official all loved ones gathering in this article over spring crack (we had to postpone it at Christmas owing to Covid and a enormous snowstorm!). My sister and her daughter visited and our little ones, much too. They experienced pretty a few fun adventures discovering the neighborhood and bordering spots.

When existence isn’t fantastic, there is so a great deal to be grateful for. There will be limitless recollections built listed here, just like in the several years of our other beach front residence. Except we get the included pleasure of living right here just about every day :).


If you’re just catching up, you can see all posts so considerably about our new home Listed here.

You can read through additional of the story and how we located our new house In this article (part one particular of 3 site posts).

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