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Monday, March 22, 2010

Movin', Movin', Movin'

No, not my blog. It's staying right here. But, my family. We're moving. Again. Even though we just moved here in November. But, before I get to that story, I just wanted to give a shout out to Heather and Melissa at:

Sassy Girls Design

They have super-affordable designs. And by affordable, I mean that their highest priced package right now is only $30. How awesome is that! They didn't do my design(mine is sort of a mish-mash of various people helping me with different things), but Heather is a great blog friend who doesn't get annoyed with me when I ask her blog questions! They did do a great job with my friend Tammy's blog.

Have you met Tammy?

You have to watch "How I Met Your Mother" and say this the same way that Barney says "Have you met Ted?"

Have you met Tammy?

Anyway, if you are looking for a new design for your blog, check them out! And you should follow Tammy because she's good people.


And now, to my moving story.

We moved from Pittsburgh to North Carolina back in November.

For Hubs, this is a return to his hometown(or close enough to count) and a return for me, as I lived here for seven years.

We knew this fall that we were going to have to move and that we were going to have to do it quickly.  I'm a big believer in doing what is best for my family, so I was okay with the move, even though it meant moving away from most of my family and some great friends.

But, Hubs wanted to make sure that I was not only okay with it, but happy with the move.

And so, he asked how I felt about living right on the beach. How would you feel if this were our view, Shell? Would that make it any easier?

Ooooh, does he know how to push my buttons. I love the beach. The calmness of it. The air. Ahhhhhh.

I knew we would be moving near the beach- since anywhere in this area, you wouldn't be too far from it.  But, I never dreamed we would be right on the beach.

Let me just tell you that Hubs is not a salesman by accident. He dreams big and is able to talk people into his vision(this would be how he convinced me to marry him.....)

So, his grand idea was to contact someone who owns a vacation home on the beach. And to see if maybe they would rather have their home be occupied for the duration of the off-season, instead of only maybe being able to rent it out for a week or two during those six months.

And to offer them a ridiculously low amount to stay in their house.

And, it worked. I'm taking this as a lesson that it never hurts to ask.

We were able to move quickly, knowing that we could throw most of our stuff in storage and only bring clothes and toys in the house with us and get settled in really quickly.

We've throughly enjoyed this time. As long as it's not freezing cold outside, we go on the beach. It's never really crowded. Sometimes even completely deserted. Other times, like this weekend with its fabulous weather, there are lots of peole around, but never crazy-crowded.

At night, we often sleep with the doors that face the ocean open, so that we can hear the waves crashing.

I'll miss it here. Because, while Hubs is a fabulous salesman, even he can't convince the owners to let us stay here during the height of the tourist season, when they could make more off of one week from the tourists than they would from us in a whole month.

And so, we are moving at the end of April.

Not far- just across the bridge, off the island. We'll only be about 5-10 minutes away from here. Hubs has once again used his fabulous salesman skills to find a house for us that I absolutely love.

But, I'll miss being right here on the beach. It's been such a wonderful experience.

So, for the next month or so, if I'm a little scarce in bloggyland on the weekends, it's because we are trying to make the most of our last few weeks here on the beach as a family.

But, um, P.S. one good trade-off is that we are leaving our spotty internet behind here on the island, so I won't have to do something like ask a friend to post something on my blog for me...and wind up with another post like last night's.....Love ya, Supah!

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Blogger Rebecca said...

Wow...to live right on the beach (even in the Winter) is a dream of mine...aren't you glad you did it?

March 22, 2010 at 6:55 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Oh wow...to have the doors open at night and hear the waves crashing...how amazing! That is my dream: someday own a house at the shore, spend our summers there and fall asleep that same way each night!
Enjoy your weekends! xoxo

March 22, 2010 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger RN Mama said...

Wow, you live(d) right on the beach? That's awesome! And why haven't you invited me over?:)

March 22, 2010 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

I am sorry that you guys can't stay put!! At least you'll still be near the beach though. Did you guys find a place yet?

March 22, 2010 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

wow...what a view you have! it will be nice that you are only a couple of miles away from the beach during the summer though...a great playground for the kids.

March 22, 2010 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger gamommy2two said...

Oh what a view! Enjoy it! And what were you THINKING letting Supah have free reign? That was a bad idea from the get-go. *ducks and hides from Supah*

March 22, 2010 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger For the Love of Naps - Sarah said...

What a slick opportunity! And good for you to be relaxed enough not to need ALL of your stuff - and I don't remember hearing you complain about not having your stuff either!

March 22, 2010 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Kel said...

Good luck on your move. We are moving soon to SC, but I'm not sure I'll get my dream of living on the beach. :( I hope you have a great week!

March 22, 2010 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

I have never lived on the beach but lived close enough for six years...it is one thing I truly miss from my teen years.

I even remember my last summer by the beach. I was babysitting my nephew. I used to find secluded spots during his nap time and I let the waves put him to sleep. I'm sure he doesn't remember it :(

Hope your move goes smoothly.

March 22, 2010 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger Leiah said...

As wonderful as the beach is in the Summer, I absolutely love Winter at the beach. Good luck on the move!

March 22, 2010 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Cole said...

Oh moving, the bane of my existence right now. We're moving this week. Anyways, I love your view there! How wonderful that you guys were able to enjoy it for a bit. Best of luck with your move :)

March 22, 2010 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger Kerri said...

We moved 4 times in 4 years. It got maddening after a while. Hope yours goes smoothly.
Soak up the view while you can. ;o)

March 22, 2010 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Life Without Pink said...

What an amazing view! We just moved into our new home in October {this was my first move} and I don't envy anyone that has to go through this. It is so exhausting. But thankfully like you we only moved 10 minutes away. Good luck with everything. Take the time to make a few more memories before you leave.

March 22, 2010 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger The Boob Nazi said...

Sigh. It sounds like it's been a great place to live!

March 22, 2010 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

It would be so hard to move away from the beach!!

Good luck with the move and all the packing. Blech.

March 22, 2010 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

Oh, leaving that view behind would be hard! How great to be able to say you lived on the beach for a while, though. Maybe you can aspire to moving back someday.

March 22, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

You do have one beautiful view.

Atleast you won't be too far.

Good luck with all the packing!!

March 22, 2010 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

That's awesome you had the chance to live right on the beach. And even after the move, you won't be all that far away from it still. Closer than I'll ever be!

Good luck with the move and I hope it goes smoothly for you.

March 22, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger gina said...

That was an amazing experience- good for you that were flexible to embrace it!! Good Luck with the move. Does this mean a new set of Mother -u- know- whatters?!

March 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

What a great idea! Your hubby is so smart. Sorry that you have to move, enjoy the beach house while it lasts!!

March 22, 2010 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

That is a beautiful view! I would be so relaxed at night hearing the sound of the waves.

March 22, 2010 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Forgot to add, thanks for the shout out!

March 22, 2010 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Ian said...

Damn yo, just got to meet ya and you're leaving already? Do I smell that bad?

March 22, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

Living right on the beach sounds so relaxing!! :)

March 22, 2010 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger {Kimber} said...

I know you will miss being right there on the beach!! least you won't be too far away :)

March 22, 2010 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Momma Fargo said...

Go enjoy the sand and may the sand not stick in the crack of your ass when you play in it. That's a new proverb or something. :)

March 22, 2010 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger Adoption of Jane said...

Your beach is soooo much prettier than our ghetto long beach!

March 22, 2010 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Angelia said...

Living in landlocked MO, the waves crashing at night is only a dream for me. Grats on finding another great house!

March 22, 2010 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Mama Taylor said...

At least you're still only 5-10 minutes away! :) I would LOVE to be able to live right on the beach... even if it was only for a few months. On the other hand I hate packing and moving. We'll be doing that this weekend too. Good luck with the move and enjoy you last days on the beach!! :)

March 22, 2010 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

aaahhh, you almost made me cry this morning...thanks for the shout out...you are a doll! (and the design changes again soon...lol)

Sorry to hear you have to move out of that gorgeous beach house. New adventures! You'll make the best of it I know!

Thanks again girl for making my Monday special!

March 22, 2010 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Much More Than Mommy said...

Oh gosh... I have lived 5 minutes from the beach my whole life pretty much, and we *never* go. We must take it for granted! Have fun enjoying it! :-)

March 22, 2010 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger purseblogger said...

Wow, what a beautiful view! So fun to live right on the beach. Good luck with moving. :)

March 22, 2010 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Double Wide Mom said...

Good luck. make the move an adventure!

March 22, 2010 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger We live in a Zoo! said...

What an amazing place to live. And 5-10 minutes isn't bad, I live 10-20 hours away from the closest beach. ;D

March 22, 2010 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger T.J. said...

I loved this little tale! How amazing to be able to live on the beach, appreciate it for what it is and gracefully move away from it when the time came (even if only a short distance away). You're like the modern day version of "Gifts from the Sea"!

March 22, 2010 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

I agree moving from that view would be hard! Moving in general is just hard. I hope its a smooth transition for you guys!

March 22, 2010 at 12:24 PM  
OpenID dramaformama said...

OMG the gorgeousness! That IS my dream. I'm glad you aren't moving too far so you can still enjoy it!

PS... where in Pittsburgh were you? My BIL and family are there...

March 22, 2010 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Oh, I would be so sad! But at least you won't be far. I'm still a good 4 hours from the coast. I hope the move is easy though :)

March 22, 2010 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Awww! Bummer! At least you'll still be close. You wouldn't want all of those tourists in your "back yard" anyway during peak season. I know, I'm one of them! ha!

March 22, 2010 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Casey said...

Good luck with the move! What an amazing view you had!

March 22, 2010 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Lluvia said...

oh so beautiful!! i'm jealous!

good luck with the move!

March 22, 2010 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Living on the beach would be awesome. 10 minutes away isn't bad either.

March 22, 2010 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Ronnica said...

Wow, what an opportunity, living on a beach, even for the winter! Hope you like your new digs even more!

March 22, 2010 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Messy Mommy said...

Glad you like the house you're moving to! That would rock to live on the beach, but even to have one close by would be awesome!

March 22, 2010 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma said...

I love Tammy! I am so glad that I convinced her to start blogging because she rocks at it! I can't wait to see her new design that will be unveiled shortly, it sounds like it will be more her style.

I hate moving. Especially with kids in tow. I would really hate moving away from that beach view though! That is gorgeous! My hubby only knows how to sell tires, unfortunately his salesmen skills don't overflow into other areas of our life. That job falls to me. Yay.

I hope that your move goes smoothly and that you love your new home as much, if not more than this one.

March 22, 2010 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Sonora said...

I would love to live on the beach. I hope to do that someday before I die. What a wonderful experience. I am glad you were able to find another house you love though and that it is close by. It would sure be handy to have a salesman type husband like that.
I hope the move goes well!

March 22, 2010 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

That looks beautiful! Enjoy the rest of your time there, good luck with the move, and don't fret about blog land!

March 22, 2010 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Chelle said...

I would love nothing more than to live right on the beach. That's always been a dream of mine!

And your view? Breathtaking! Enjoy these last few weeks, sweetie.

March 22, 2010 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Ali @ Mommie Life said...

Oh my goodness, I think I would give up my phone to live on a beach! (and thats sayin a lot!) Nick knows that my dream is to live at least BY an ocean! Land-locked states are so sad!!

March 22, 2010 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Heather @ Gerber Days said...

I would pretty much DIE to live by the beach, and here the ocean all night long! I love change, so I would LOVE to be in your position! I'm excited for you!!!

March 22, 2010 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Heather @ Gerber Days said...

*hear* I mean. lol

Also... I hope you still post a lot while moving! I love reading!

March 22, 2010 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I don't blame you for spending time and enoying it but don't forget where your friends live!:)
Found a bug yet?

March 22, 2010 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Ugh...moving, good luck kiddo. I'll be thinking of you...


March 22, 2010 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Still didn't hit that lottery yet, huh? Me neither.

At least you won't be far from the beach... just no ocean breeze while you are sleeping...

March 22, 2010 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Grand Pooba said...

What? You live on the beach? Well I would hate you but since you're moving I'll give ya a break.

Good luck! It's a fresh start!

March 22, 2010 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger Foursons said...

How sad that you have to leave!

I hope the move goes smoothly.

March 22, 2010 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

Wow! What an amazing experience that must be to live on the beach for 6 months. Kinda like having a winter/ spring vacation at the beach house! Sorry it has to end, I'm sure you'll enjoy the time you have left.

March 22, 2010 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

The beach is wonderful. But I still like my Pacific Northwest beaches better.
Florida; Meh.

March 22, 2010 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Stasha said...

UGH! I hate moving... And I would so hate to give up the view that you have... BUT, you won't be too far from the beach so that's a good thing!

March 22, 2010 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Daffy said...

The photos are beautiful as are you! You sound so positive about moving (which I wouldn't be...I just hate the process though).

You sound very content with it and that's what is important. I'm excited for you!!!

March 22, 2010 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh wow sweetie how fun while it lasted! I hope the new place is just as fun! Maybe you can go back for another 6 months when the season is over? :)

March 22, 2010 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger Just Another Mom of 2 said...

Good luck with the move! We move often with my husband's job, so I sympathize. I'm glad you got to enjoy the beach for awhile though!!

March 23, 2010 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Venassa said...

They're stuff is cute. I am now a follower of theirs.

Looks like your were living in a beautiful spot. I wish it was warm enough around here to live close to a beach this time of year.

March 23, 2010 at 3:52 PM  

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