It has been months since my last post, and I have exciting news! We moved to sunny Southern California. We made the big move last October and haven’t looked back. People ask hubby and I all the time “did you move for your job”? The answer is no…we moved for the SUNSHINE. West Michigan is an amazing place to live…but the winters are long and gloomy…and I was struggling through each winter…wishing away our precious time…waiting for the sunshine to appear. When O was a tiny baby, we put our 5 year plan in place. Why 5 years? We wanted O to be in CA to start kindergarten.
We put our “cottage” up for sale, and it sold in a couple of weeks. We moved in with friends in SoCal on October 9th (watch for a future post on this), and started our house hunt. I have been watching this market for years…I knew this was a moment in time that we could afford to buy a house here. Then, all of the sudden, the housing market started going CRAZY…we put an offer in on a house…and there were 9 other offers. WHAT?!?! Prices were going up FAST and we needed to figure out how to get into the market while it was still in our price range.
In mid-February, hubby stopped into a real estate office in an adorable neighborhood we thought would be perfect for us…we immediately clicked with a realtor in that office and, within a week, she had found a house in the neighborhood we wanted BEFORE it was even on the market.
Drum roll please…here she is!
See those French doors on the right…that is going to be my office…and it has a peak ocean view! I am beyond excited to show you pictures of the inside. We cannot wait to personalize the space and make it our own. This is truly a dream come true!
I’ll share more updates soon!