We Did iT…♡


“Have faith in your journey. Everything had to happen exactly as it did to get you where you’re going next.”

-Mandy Hale

Photo taken on the Oregon Coast July 11, 2019

Hi, sweet friend…this weekend marks 4 years since moving to the Oregon Coast. Below is a re-post from that exciting trip.


A Re-post from July 2015

We Did It!

By Marcia Ren

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. Shall we have a little tea.

Hope you had a great week. Anything fun planned for the weekend? Personally, after this week. ..I’m ready for a l.o.n.g vacation! (grin)


It’s pretty amazing to think that it was only one week ago that my husband and I were saying our good-byes to our life in southern California. ..

so we could fulfill our dream of living a simpler, less hectic lifestyle, and moving into our

small cottage on the Oregon coast.  And what’s even more amazing is…we did it!

The above photo was taken in October 2014. At the time, everyone was so excited about the move. 

This is Darjeeling. She is the sweetest thing.  However, she did have a few reservations 

about this move.


Especially when she found out about her accommodations.

No doubt she planned on running away,  but changed her mind. F.o.r.t.u.n.a.t.e.l.y.

I have a hunch that Earl might have considered escaping also…


Because face it, change can be scary, and up until recently life has been pretty predictable, and comfy for all of us

But, then e.v e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. changed

When we finally hit the road

On this exciting adventure…

heading out on this 900 mile road trip.


Of course some of us were more excited than others…

Happy weekend. …♡

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4 Responses to We Did iT…♡

  1. Jenny Bonynge says:

    WOW! You and your tribe have made it! I do hope you love this beautiful state and feel comfortable quickly. Safe and secure is a good state of mind…

  2. Marcia Ren says:

    Hi Jenny!
    Yes, we did make it! What an experience too. I’m taking everything in. E.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. Such natural beauty where I am. Refreshing. So glad we took the plunge. Hope your home is coming along too. ♡

  3. Joe says:

    Oh, my! What a wonderful reminder that Life is a journey.
    Great to see Earl and Teah.
    Thank You!

  4. Donna Kelly says:

    It was great to see pictures of your other doggies as well. What a trip with all of them!!!! Thanks for sharing xoxo

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