A New Year, A New Plan for Our Family: FREE Printable 2015 Calendar

January 13, 2015

Affordable Family Friendly Beach Vacation on Okaloosa Island, Florida from waddleeahchaa.com

Okaloosa Island, Florida

Some of you may have noticed I’ve been MIA the last few weeks. We own a small business and our peak season is during the Christmas Holidays, meaning I work long hours leaving virtually no time left in the day for blogging. The 2014 Holiday Season was even crazier than usual because we are in the process of adding a new family business to the mix. And yes it includes one of my obsessions . . . it includes this gorgeous emerald water!

 Okaloosa Family Friendly Beach

Okaloosa Island, Florida

Many of you know that our family makes an annual pilgrimage to the beach. We’ve been vacationing along the Florida Gulf Coast for over 20 years (long before we had kiddos). For many years, we’ve dreamed of having a beach condo that we could share with other families. Watch out, sometimes dreams come true. In December, we closed on the purchase of a beach condo on Okaloosa Island outside of Destin, Florida.

Island Princess 215, Okaloosa Island, Florida from waddleeahchaa.comSunrise – Island Princess 215, Okaloosa Island, Florida

The day after Christmas we loaded up the cars and drove 14 hours to Okaloosa Island, Florida. We spent 10 days literally working from morning till night, giving our condo a serious makeover. We are the DIY type so we put a great deal of sweat equality into our new place. It’s a bit overwhelming to pull together in 10 days: all new furniture, paint, linens, kitchen equipment and fresh décor, including one of a kind antiques. The kiddos even helped me put together a basket of ocean books for kids. You know me, the condo must include Books for Kids! My Man of Steel helped me finish 99% of the work. My sisters will return with me to add the finishing touches.

Okaloosa Island, Florida

Okaloosa Island, Florida

Here is the plan. We will rent out the condo on a weekly basis. Later down the road, when we are ready to retire, we will have a retirement home waiting for us. (It’s kind of like that HGTV show “Vacation Home for Free.”) And of course, when my children are all grown up they will want to visit often. That is MY plan! (Look how cute my little baby beach bums are. Sorry having a Mommy moment.)

Island Princess 215, Okaloosa Island, Florida from waddleeahchaa.com

Sunrise View From Balcony, Island Princess 215, Okaloosa Island, Florida

So a New Year and a new long term plan for the future of our family. As we move this project along, I’ll share more picture. I’ll also continue blogging about planning an Affordable Family Friendly Beach Vacation. You might even want to stay with us! This is the sunrise that greeted me from our balcony. Can’t wait to get back to that view and to share it with you!

FREE printable 2015 calendar personalized by kids from waddleeahchaa.com

As always, I’ve created a FREE 2015 Printable Calendar for Kids. For many years I’ve chronicled, the kiddos personalized calendar. My 2014 Calendar Post is a good place to find links to calendar activities. Happy New Year and here’s to a blessed 2015!

Print this FREE Calendar: 2015 Calendar Kids Can Personalize

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maryanne @ mama smiles January 14, 2015 at 11:02 pm

LOVE that first beach photo! Thanks for the calendar printable!

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