Moving on up (2 miles north)

On Tuesday the packers came.

On Wednesday the movers came.

And today we woke up in our new (to us!) house.

We had been at our last rental for 11 months and made a fairly quick decision to leave… for a lot of reasons. The construction going on about 2 feet from our house didn’t help. And I mean it was actually 2 feet away.

Moving Day

We looked at a total of ONE house for about 10 minutes before making the decision to move there and I was a little concerned that I wouldn’t love it once we moved in. (Like trying on a wedding dress to get alterations months after you bought it… it’s like ‘wait, this doesn’t look like I remember it!’)

BUT, so far, I LOVE IT.

I get a walk-in closet! An en suite! My pajamas fit in my bedroom so I don’t need to get ready for bed in Tim’s office! The girls have a basement to play in! We have a yard! We have an attached garage! There’s a coat closet!

Our last family pic in front of our first Seattle house!

Our last move was really stressful because the house just didn’t work for us, but this house… this house is going to be just fine. I’m so relieved. All of my anxiety about whether or not to spend the money to move has kind of melted away and I feel that we truly made the right decision for our family.

I’m ready for a new start, new memories, and new adventures in this neighborhood.

Today I unpacked while listening to the entire Hamilton soundtrack on repeat.

I plan to do more of the same tomorrow. 


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6 Responses to Moving on up (2 miles north)

  1. erinhzauner says:

    you had me at “attached garage”. that’s the dream for me someday. so glad it went well for you guys!

  2. I am so jealous that you hired movers. We are in the process of self-moving to a new house only a couple blocks away but it’s such an ordeal. Your new house sounds great though! Isn’t it so nice when you find a place that works just right. I am super excited about the walk in closet and a bigger kitchen in our new place.

  3. So excited for you! I’m glad this house is already feeling good! That construction is scarily close to your old house- how is that legal?? Enjoy the unpacking process! Have a good weekend!

  4. Yay for no more construction! That must be SUCH a relief. I’m glad the move went smoothly for you guys. The new place sounds great!

  5. Kaitlyn says:

    Glad that you are settling in and liking your new place!! Hope that you will have plenty of peace and quiet without the super-loud construction so close. Also… I agree re: movers. So worth it, they get everything done more quickly/efficiently/safely. Are you guys still planning to Airbnb?

  6. Yay! So happy you love it!!

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