Enjoying the Transition: Family Life in a Rental 3  


 2016-0416-MakingHome-CamanoIsland-SC-0048-c0f9154fWhen Andie (a writer for Seattle’s Child Magazine) mentioned that she was looking for a family in transition to write about, I knew we more than qualified. It’s been almost exactly a year since we sold our home, bought land and started the building process. We’ve never fully unpacked and it’s been quite the roller coaster!  I’ve opened up a little on here and shared some our story and our heart’s desire for our family.  Pretty soon I’ll need to write another post about the process, because slowly but surely, we’re making progress! Maybe I should record a video and talk about it? What do you guys think?  Here is the link to my previous post, in case you’d like to read more about our transition.

For the article, Seattle’s Child sent out a photographer to capture our family. Then the article came out and I thought I’d share it here, in case any of you are curious about what our life looks like in transition. Here’s a link to the article

 Since the magazine was published, our garden has really taken off. Here are a few photos from our tiny, but happy transition “make do” garden.

Peas, corn, onions and kale.DSC_0378Radishes and beets. DSC_0385We have an entire bed dedicated to flowers. Simply because flowers make me happy. 
DSC_0390Our first harvest. Pretty sure radishes were created to give us that tiny self esteem boost we all need at the beginning of the growing season. 
DSC_0402Cosmos and zinnias. DSC_0392

What’s growing in your garden right now? Have you ever built a home or lived in transition? How did you thrive in the chaos?

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About Angela Strand

Angela is a wife, mama to three little ones and a lifelong Washington State resident. Besides facilitating the NW Healthy Mama website, she loves being involved in her kids' school, hiking with her girlfriends, growing all the things, writing, reading and taking photos.


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3 thoughts on “Enjoying the Transition: Family Life in a Rental

  • Kristina

    Our broccoli is looking great, we’ve got several kinds of peppers in the ground, I’ve already been making stir-fries with our snap pea harvest…lots of other stuff still coming along but not very far. Mostly looking forward to our 35+ tomato plans. I’ll be spending the fall canning in the kitchen!

  • Chelsea

    We are knee deep in transition now, but will be over our heads in just a few weeks! I think we’re embracing it by really enjoying every last that we have here in Korea and trying to get excited about what the future has in store for us. Some days are better than others, but I’m confident that our family will be even closer in a few months when we’re on the other side of some of the biggest changes!
    Good to see that you guys are thriving! Looking forward to seeing an update on the house!