After a lot of soul searching, stressing over whether or not we can actually afford the place, and praying we weren't going to be too late to do it, we put in an offer on a new house in Gig Harbor, and it got accepted the same day! So now we're committed to buy it, though we should probably be committed because it's going to be a financially rough transition.
Here's a rough idea of what the new place looks like:
The place is huge! Large backyard. Enough rooms for everyone. A three-car garage with tons of storage built-in. Great neighborhood. Almost exactly what the wife wants! Meanwhile, we've got to get our existing place ready to sell. House needs a few cosmetic repairs, some of which are happening this week.