I have some big personal news that I’m excited to share as it pertains to our next round of home renovations beginning next week! My amazing parents have decided that this will be their final year at A Better Chance as they’re ready to spend more time with family and on Nantucket in the coming years. This year’s seniors were freshmen when my parents started at ABC and it will be an incredible full circle moment to watch them both graduate this spring. All eight of these young women (and the three who’ve already graduated!) will always have a HUGE place in our hearts and thankfully they live just down the street so we can pop in and visit often! My parents will still pitch in as needed and are hoping to join the board a year from now so they can remain involved in a new capacity. I will be forever inspired by their four years of tireless work and am excited to usher in their next chapter!
But the more personal update is that my parents are moving in with us! I know this will either sound amazing or insane depending on your relationship with your parents/in-laws but Will and I are over the moon and truly counting down the days. It will be such a gift to us to have them so involved in Teddy’s early years and my parents are feeling relieved not to have to buy and sell another house in town before they figure out what their plans for retirement will look like. Will and I kept softly suggesting this plan as they looked at possible houses in the area and were absolutely ecstatic when they slowly came around to the idea! We know we will never regret this extra time with them as we raise Teddy and hopefully grow our family over the next few years. My brother Camden who’s been living with us since September will be moving into the city with friends sometime this spring/summer but I’m kind of hoping there’s a little overlap just for old times’ sake. 🙂 The more the merrier, always!
Before you think we’re totally crazy, my parents will have a completely separate part of the house, as we’re building out the unfinished space above our garage to include a bedroom and full bath and building a mudroom to connect the currently detached garage to the first floor of our home. My parents will share our kitchen (which we’re also renovating!) but their space will not connect on the second floor. I’ll be posting every bit of the process from drawing up plans to beginning construction, choosing finishes, and moving in and I could not be more ready to finally get started! I’ll share a list of all our upcoming house projects on the blog next week and will be documenting the start of construction on Instagram stories starting Monday! So excited!!!!!!!
*will always love these photos from our wedding but clearly need to take more family photos!