A little over a year ago we went to Seattle and had a wonderful time. Two months ago I took Ollie on a short trip to Portland to visit with my best friend and her baby. It was another great trip to the northwest. Being there made me realize that that part of the country has a wonderful warmth that I want my family to be a part of.
I love love love the gorgeous weather in California. But at the end of the day it shouldn’t be the primary reason for staying. We just haven’t felt emotionally invested into putting down roots in the Bay Area. Especially with the high cost of living.
I will miss the wonderful mommy and baby friends we have made. Definitely! But we need a change that will allow us to grow and thrive, and we think Seattle will allow for just that!
A bonus to moving is that my best friend is planning to move to Portland so we will finally live close to each other. And our babies can grow up to be friends. The very idea makes my heart want to burst.
We’re planning on finding a place to rent next month and move in January. Ideally we’d like to be a 30 minute bus ride to Downtown since my husband will be commuting to work. I’ve been regularly checking the rental properties and have liked a lot of places. Let’s see if we luck out and find a gem quickly. Finding a home can be so stressful. Locals, any tips on how to find good housing? We worked with a realtor when we moved to the Bay. Wondering if we will have to do that again.
So, overall I’m pretty excited. There’s a great sewing community in Seattle. A few of my husband’s friends are in the area. And it will be so nice to live in a city again. A COFFEE CITY! I might have to go on a coffee-tasting hop.
There’s something about new beginnings that make me want to frolic about. They can be so nerve-wracking yet thrilling at the same time. I am not looking forward to the rain. I take my son to play in the park all the time. Not sure what rain day activities I will have to come up with. But I’m open to any you might want to share 🙂
In sewing news: I got over my sewing slump after going on vacation twice and sick with bad sinuses once. I should be able to model and share some new clothes this week! Hurrah!