First things first...why are we doing this you might ask? After my mom died last year, I have had continued hankerings to be closer to my siblings and nieces and nephews. Every time we visit San Diego, as we drive away I would say...wouldn't it be nice if we lived here. Both my sisters live in Coronado and my brother lives in Lemon Grove. The last time we drove away (Easter)...I thought about living here for real...seriously. By Mother's Day, we'd decided to take the jump...that's right...off another cliff we go!
The time is right to do this, since Ethan is going into 7th grade. A move any later would be really hard on him (this one is going to be hard enough...he and his best friend have been friends since they were three...leaving him and all his other friends is going to be difficult). The business is in a good place for me to be able to manage the stores from anywhere and James is looking for a career change too (he's got something very exciting in the works...which I'll be able to share a little later this summer). All in all, it feels like now or never (or at least not for the next 6 years until Ethan graduates).
So after much discussion, hair pulling and tarot card consulting...we decided to move to Coronado. We've found a beautiful home, right on the bay (that's right...at high tide, the bay is up to our deck, at low tide there's about 20 feet of beach) that's about a mile from one sister and 5 miles from the other. Everything on Coronado is within bike riding distance. Ethan will be surrounded by all of his cousins, will have the opportunity to attend one of the best schools in the country (for free) and has decided to learn how to surf. He will also be learning how to sail, as we can have a small sail boat and kayaks tied right up to our deck.
|View from our living room|
James will be starting on his new venture and I'll be running my company from the deck off my master bedroom, looking at this all day.
I'm not sure life could be any sweeter...except if all our friends would move to Coronado too! But, for now, we have a guest room and if you'd like to come visit, just let me know! (But hurry, reservations are booking quickly!!)
PS...blog posts will still be sporadic until we move. There are only so many hours in the day and they seem to all be dedicated to packing...yuck!!