5.11.2015

The New Normal


When looking for a house to buy last Summer we knew two things - it had to either be on water or have a pool and it had to be move-in ready that would require no remodeling work. Obviously we suck with sticking with intentions because while we did find something on the water, it has been made apparent by now that it required a lot of work. Over the past nine months we have been so "house project focused" that I think we both started to forget why we bought this house in the first place. Until recently that is. Now that Summer is well on its way, the boat is in the backyard, the kayaks are only a walk down the yard away and the grill has been fired up several times [apparently too much because as we were hosting 15 people here this weekend it decided to rust out and not work, yaaaaaaay!] we have quickly remembered why water was a must. The past couple of weekends along with evenings scattered throughout the week we have been like a couple of fish living on the water. Except I don't actually get in the water because I'm convinced dead bodies are floating in there but that's another story for another day. And let me tell you, it has exceeded every bit of expectations that I ever had. I think I have said "how awesome is this?!" more than 12,000 times in the past 7 days. I am so thankful this season of life and I hope that I never take it for granted. Here's a few glimpses of what life has looked like as of late...

And because every boat needs a captain....

Needless to say, if this blog becomes a little barren over the next couple of months it's because I am still searching for wi-fi on the open seas ;) 

Hope you all had a great weekend! 


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20 comments:

  1. Looks like a great place to be!

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  2. Lake life is awesome! Such a blessing.

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  3. Love this! The kayaking speaks to me the most...I saw that picture and my blood pressure immediately went down!

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  4. You definitely made a great choice on choosing waterfront instead of a pool! The pool would have been too much work and you wouldn't have enjoyed it as much. Now I'm just waiting to hear why you think there are dead bodies floating in there! haha!

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  5. Sounds like a great way to spend the summer!

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  6. Can I come visit?! You've just made me miss the lake even more than before!

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  7. Aww doggies on a boat! Sounds like you made a great choice!

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  8. This is EXACTLY what we did. We found a beautiful plot of (secluded) land with one of the most epic homes on it. And a POOL!! The renovations are many, but the fact that we have the back yard pool and are a golf cart away from the Chain o' Lakes can't be beat! I'm not sure what suburb or Chicago you ended up at but it looks fabulous. We are in the NW burbs and I am thankful every day that we landed here. Yay to summer!

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  9. Your weekend looks AH-MAZING. I am such a seaside kinda girl that I am full of envy right now. So glad to hear you had a great weekend : )

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  10. oh wow what a gorgeous place you live in! we live about 43 steps to the waterfront in downtown portland but no boats in the marina for us (yet). love that it's right in your backyard, how fun!

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  11. Jealous! Have fun! What an exciting summer to look forward too!

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  12. What a wonderful place to have a home! Love the water and love this!
    Blessings,
    Rebecca :)

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  13. Live it up and enjoy every second you water princess!!!!

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  14. I don't think it gets much better than this. I really don't! Enjoy your summer on the water!

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  15. That looks divine. I love that you bring our dogs on board... so cute. Enjoy the beautiful weather for sure, the blog will be there when it rains:)

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  16. sucha lovely spot and well worth all the required reno's ( so speaks the gal who did not have t live in the chaos LOL)

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