Posted on July 2, 2013
REVEALED: Exciting family news!
Good morning!! I am so happy I can finally reveal our exciting family news I left you hanging last week.
Mike is transferring to Monterey!!
Hello beach, Cannery Row, 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, Carmel and soooo much more!
A little history…2 years ago Mike accepted a job in San Carlos. Being the small town country folks we are, we never imagined or really wanted to live in a big city. And certainly not the bay area haha! But there this was a big, life changing opportunity he couldn’t turn down so we took a huge leap of faith, uprooted ourselves and made the move.
We lived in a tiny apartment in San Mateo for 7 months and let’s just say um, never again. When our lease was up we moved into a slightly bigger condo, which is where we live now and like it a lot better. Plus our landlord’s have become good friends of ours which has been so cool.
Although we like living here, and having so many fun things to do & see, we always knew it wasn’t “us.” I need grass, open spaces and people not trying to tell me how to live or what to do. Bam needs a backyard to run free like a hippie in. Chase cat’s, squirrels & dig for gophers without some crazy person freaking out about it. Mike needs a man cave to do whatever boys do in there. Which means he will probably decorate it with red, 49ers and lot’s of fugly wood- basically all the things I don’t like at all, but who cares, it’s his. Plus a place to store his
There was really no thinking about moving, we all know how much I love the beach, so when Mike called with the news, I almost immediately said let’s do this!! He agreed and accepted it.
Here’s the real kicker, we have less than 30 days to find a place, pack & move 86 miles south. Hence our beach day in Monterey last Saturday.
We are beyond thrilled, stressed and excited about this new chapter. Don’t worry, I’ll be taking you guys along on our adventures per usual. Blogging might be a little wonky as I’m the hunter & gather of boxes, packing and fielding phone calls for our new home and more, but I wouldn’t trade this move for anything!
Of course I’m going to miss my friends, running at Google and so much more, but moving to the beach is not a bad trade.
We are looking forward to planting deeper roots in our new hometown, where ever that may be and Bam, well he’s looking forward to being a beach bum.
So if there are any Monterey area locals reading, please let me know. I’d love to meet you and hear about all of the cool placed to hit up. If you’re visiting the area, I’d love to hang out with you too!
Now accepting packing, moving and finding a home tips!
My number 1 tip is to get all of your boxes from Starbucks. They are more than happy to recycle & give them away.
When was the last time you moved?