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JBOR Election and Affiliates night.

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A brief explanation.  The last few years have had progressively more fun themes for our annual Jacksonville (NC) Board of Realtor’s election and affiliate night. This year was more or less a night at the Emmy’s/Hollywood evening.  So, folks were encouraged to dress as characters. . .I was thrilled to manage to squeeze into something non-maternity for a night but I think had I done a youtube video of me trying to get into some spanx (spoiler, I wasn’t successful) whilst getting ready would have easily scored more views than that cat riding the roomba.  ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLt5rBfNucc)  Safe to say, especially if you have European heritage and have assisted your Grandmother making sausage, a nine month pregnant woman trying to get into “smooth wear” basically looks like fifty pounds of sausage trying to get into ten pounds of casing, alternate image, a python who ate a deer.

Adapt and overcome!  😉

Sometimes a bhag (google it) falls in your lap, which gives you a taste to conquer more!

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Baby Garrett is a motivator in more ways than one.

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I never thought I was a person who would get such pleasure from doing something someone had told me wasn’t possible, even if I wasn’t planning to do so.  I have made some personal and professional decisions over the years based on the supposition that children of my own were a very long shot, at least without serious medical intervention.

This handsome fellow, with his fist in the air says challenge your thoughts, challenge convention.  When life places a bend in your path or an “obstacle” you weren’t anticipating. . .take the dive.  I have to admit, previously I had been a “keep the status quo” kind of girl, anti-surprise party. . .and a planner ten steps in advance (as a very clumsy child who was placed in ballet as a toddler- plotting your next dozen steps keeps you from tripping and falling).  HE has been the most mind blowing and joyous surprise I could have NEVER anticipated.

Part of me would love to pack up Garrett for a visit to the Brody School of Medicine for a hello and visit to some nurses I got to know very well years ago, but I’m so pleased with the (not so, since I’m writing here) silent knowledge  that despite some crazy hurdles, insane odds, and what-are-the-chances timing. . .he’s almost here.

To date, Garrett is the best adventure I’ve taken.  I can’t wait to see what my cohort and I get into in this next very exciting chapter in my life.  So far, he’s been a most excellent and gallant escort while meeting clients and showing homes.  🙂

May you have many exciting new chapters in YOUR life and amazing adventures on your horizon.

Pinterest, fine, I’m addicted.

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Source: realestatemckenzie.wordpress.com via McKenzie on Pinterest

Click above so we can swap ideas and frolic on the interwebs together.  I’m guilty of  “pinteresting”at baby showers skipping the games, slow open houses, waiting forever past a scheduled Dr. Appointment, waiting for movies to start.  In short, I’m terrible at waiting.  I’m sure most folks are but as a grown up, I have come to realize I have the patience of a six year old.  May as well use those powers for good instead of evil!

Find killer party ideas, nifty out door entertaining and party game suggestions (giant Jenga or Monopoly anyone?!), paint ideas, furniture lay out suggestions and of course – HEY, I’D LOVE IT IF YOU CALLED ME ABOUT REAL ESTATE!

I swear I’ll put down my Pinterest boards to take you call!  😉

Peggy’s Cove, new to Sneads Ferry and Camp Lejeune’s back gate.

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Single family homesites starting in the 180’s, less than a two minute drive to the back gate on highway 172 to Camp Lejeune!  For more info, shoot me an email to McKenzieSellsHomes@gmail.com . . .for a list of all floorplan options as well as various upgrade choices.  Sneads Ferry area not for you?  I can help you with a specialized collection of homes that meet your wish list. . .down to heated square footage, proximity to beachs, specific schools and more!

I’d like to thank you!!!

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 I wasn’t sure when I began this real estate blog if there would be an audience for it and if anyone would find it out there in the wild and woolly world that is the Internet, but, you did.  Today I broke a new personal record for web visits.  It’s great to see a fun side project get the attention I was looking for.  I get to hear from some of you, wish I heard from more and always entertaining to see how you found me on a search engine. . .my “mother-in-law” article has been pretty popular, so has my Maria Montessori has a posse.  I hope you enjoy the information, and thanks for visiting, you inspired an embarrassing “Happy Dance” in my office this afternoon.   😀

SAIC, a growing presence in Stone Bay

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It seems daily we hear locally of new jobs, new companies and corporations joining our great community.  SAIC (www.saic.com) , Barnes and Noble (www.barnesandnoble.com), Starbucks (www.starbucks.com), and Walmart (www.walmart.com) have increased their stakes in the Jacksonville and Surrounding Onslow County economy joining businesses already enjoying the troop increases like Target, Petsmart, Pier One, and more.

Jacksonville has come a long way baby, and is growing daily. . .the various planning departments of our community are working overtime to make room for the troops that have already begun to move into the area, an expected 9,900 in our area by 2011. . .not to mention the various civilian counterparts and support positions that will crop up along the way.  It’s an exciting time to call this area home.