Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Home Is Wherever My Marine Is

As cheesy as it sounds, it's the absolute truth!

 And I wouldn't have it any other way.

This will be our 7th move since we've been married,
and I might add we've only been married for 8 years!

That's a lot of packing and unpacking people!

Thankfully as Mr. Doozie's career has settled into a rhythm so are our moves,
coming about every 3 years now.

The movers will be here in 14 days and the adventure begins again!
This time we are heading to Jacksonville, NC!

We chose to live on base this go around for a few reasons:
1. the community (the mister will be deploying)
2. the community (I've missed living amongst other military families)
3. the community!!! (no, but really, we have friends in the neighborhood and among the 2 dozen houses they are counting 23 children under the age of 7 come this summer! I'm so excited for my boys!)

Also the fact the the hubs can walk to work, the house is on the water and home maintenance is just a phone call away, made this an easy decision for us. We lived on base in CA and are looking forward to the experience again. 

So do you want to see the house??? Thankfully I have someone on the inside ;)

The homes were built in the 1930's so while we are gaining almost 400sqft all the closets and bedrooms are a bit on the small side which will require a bit of creativity.

A girlfriend of mine who lives in the area is choosing not to say her family lives in an old home but a legacy home! Ha! I love it! And when you think about it she's right. 

These homes held families through WWII, The Korean War (which Marines were heavily involved in), The Vietanam War, Dessert Storm, OIF and OEF.  
Their wall's have witnessed more homecomings, tears shed, prayers whispered, laughter and heartache than I can imagine.

I'm actually honored to be able to call it our home for a few short years. 

Also the fact that it overlooks the water and our dear, dear friends live a few houses over makes this move over the top for us. 

I've already been dreaming up how we will make this house work for us, take a peek at the floor plan 

Let's talk about a few of the rooms!

I love my man :) The second I asked if the largest room downstairs could be used as the School/Craft room not only did he immediately say yes, but also suggested a HUGE handmade table out of 100year old pier wood to be the center of the room :) Yes please!
The School/Craft Room is the perfect size to host Craft Nights, work on custom orders and contain school life in one designated spot!

The Dining Room was bounced into what Southerners call The Carolina Room.
With windows on three sides and views of the water I think it will be a beautiful place to eat our meals! And see that one wall on the floor plan picture? That's where the coffee bar from Fixer Upper will be! I told Mr. Doozie it really is a NEED thing ;)

The boys are taking a major downsize with their room. Thankfully, the bunk beds will fit. But we are looking into lego storage solutions and toy purging like crazy. 

We are also giving up a guest room in lieu of a room ready for our girl
(pretty sure our guests will be okay with that)
I will be sharing on Friday all the news on the adoption home front 
But I will say, the movers will be unpacking the crib!

Another thing about moving so often is that we get to try new color schemes!
This is the new paint pallet we are going with this time;

I keep penciling in colors for rooms and then switching them around so we will see what colors land where but I'm loving this collection!

And finally, Mr. Doozie gave this door knocker to me for our anniversary last month. Did y'all know bronze is the traditional 8th year gift? I did not, but thankfully I'm married to a romantic guy who knows this kind of stuff or at least how to google it ;) 

I love that it will be the first thing you see when you walk up to our home!

That's a wrap on the home front. 
It will be fun to share the reality of it all coming together over the summer!



  1. Love this post....maybe we'll get to see each other...NC is only a four hour drive from us. It would be great to see you and catch up in person. Love you friend and praying for your on this next journey. :)

  2. Hey, you won't be too far from me.
    As you know I was a military brat, we moved 21 times by the time I was 18. We were able to see a lot of the world and meet some awesome souls that we other wise wouldn't have if we just stayed in one place.

    Travel safe and please tell you husband thanks for all he does for all of us!

  3. Love the seeing where your sweet family will be making memories once again...

  4. Can't believe it's time for you to go. So glad made our lives intersect, even briefly, and that I can continue to follow you all on your blog. Wishing you the sweetest blessings of community when you get there. You are a wonderful family and we have the utmost respect and gratitude for your service to our country. God bless you all. We will never forget you.

  5. So glad God made our lives intersect...I think it was His idea!

  6. Wow! That is nicer than any Army post housing I've seen. :) Congratulations! And I can't wait to hear the update about your little girl. And the color palette is perfect!

  7. We live in this floor plan on Eden St! The Hospital Point community is beautiful, y'all lucked out! Welcome to Camp Lejeune! Hope you love it here as much as we do!

  8. Looks like a beautiful home to be:) hope the move goes smoothly for all of you!

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