I’ve been meaning to post our exciting news for more than a week now! We closed on our new house, August 31st and officially moved in the next day! Our wonderful real estate broker, Jeff Stegelman, gave us a fantastic welcome home present when we got our keys too. Of course, we were so excited that we started moving immediately! By the end of the day, we had all our paintings, fragile boxes, and our cats. Luckily, our new mattress had arrived, so we didn’t have to sleep on the floor. On September 1st, the movers brought our heavy furniture and the remainder of our boxes. Our adventurous kitty, Lily, has enjoyed finding new hiding spots and checking out all the rooms and sun spots. Lyra is a little more cautious but loves looking out the windows. We unpacked all our boxes within a few days of moving in and our house is really coming together! We’ve really enjoyed our new rooftop. We just got a new hammock for two, as well! Lily even tested it out with us!
Some of our other favorite features are the quiet neighborhood, fantastic water views, and the amazing kitchen. Mr. F made my favorite the other night, grilled lamb, salad with creamy Moroccan preserved lemon vinaigrette and Charles Smith Wine, the boy! We’re looking forward to getting to know our neighborhood more and enjoying the sunsets from our roof. We’ve definitely become homebodies and love spending all our time at home now, especially since the weather trend is more fall-like. We went swimming in the Sound today and it was fierce. It was a clear day and almost 70 degrees, but it was breezy and the water felt a lot colder than a few weeks ago. Even when we went on Saturday, the season has already changed and it was harder to warm up on the beach. Luckily, we also enjoy long walks around the North Beach/Blue Ridge neighborhood, and we walked all the way to Carkeek Park and back over the weekend (almost 9 miles). There’s a neat trailhead through Blue Ridge to this amazing park. I highly recommend, to everyone in Seattle, to discover new trails through Carkeek! It’s phenomenal to experience the Seattle on a sunny day, especially on the Sound!