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Thursday, July 20, 2017

we bought a farm



Guys. It's a coffee farm.

With actual coffee trees.


Oranges, mandarins, lychee, bananas, macadamia nuts, avocado, mango, and some weird fruit tree from Brazil that looks alien.


A view of the ocean.


A teeny tiny house that needs love.

And a perfect site for a guest yurt.

It is surreal.

After all the years. All the wondering. All the rental homes. Yes, they were homes, and we redid them and planted amazing gardens and sat gazing out of windows and drank coffee and washed dishes and birthed babies.

But this? This is ours.

I. I think I am in shock actually. Still waiting for something to go wrong. For someone to come and say JUST KIDDING. YOU DONT GET A HOUSE, YOU FREAK.

And then, I shake my head. And embrace this new amazing-ness

The kids are over the moon.

Dada is in heaven.

We are in the midst of renovations now, exploring, claiming and reclaiming. We move in, hopefully August 1.

And I think I might do the documentary bit here, on this blog, as we set up life there, just to record it all. And later I'll probably share the full story of how this little farm came to us, or we came to it, because it is straight up miracle-ish.

But for now.

I feel .... So. So. So. Blessed.

I just. A house. My own house. And land. So much good land. A place for friends and laughter and bonfires and hard work and dreaming and playdates and parties. Oh my gosh. The parties.

So. Be on the look out for more.

Hugs mamas. Remember my longing posts? My lemon trees, planted and bought? All the dreams and uncertainty? God does answer our longings. Even the longings we dont know we have, or think are possible, or dare to let ourselves think.

So. We just gotta keep dreaming.

And writing more. So much writing to do.

cant you picture this side yard with grass and patio pavers and lawn furniture and a fire pit, lined by pineapple and garden boxes of course....

the yurt spot. mango and avocado surrounded by coffee

mango trees

huge navel oranges grow on this tree

i see some guava jelly making in my future....mmmmmm....

freeing the mandarin orange trees from huge weeds. those are the kids down there
with SAWS...ahhhhhh back to country life!

ripping up the nasty old linoleum to find wood floors (yay!) and termite and water
damage (boooooo!!)

the front lanai

the ocean...             

More pics to come......

Monday, July 3, 2017

it happened

Little man's new sandals fit me.

Like. WHAT????

He is sulky, at times, listening to music in his bunk for hours at a time, constructing things on Minecraft that are legit complicated and impressive.

And I am like...


We went out the other night, our favorite date - to the library - JUST US. Its exhilarating there, with just him, amongst the books, we both love books so much, no baby to chase (who's favorite game right now is pulling things off of shelves) Then we picked out a movie. A Harry Potter movie and "Into the Woods," which when he realized was a clever mash up of fairy tales declared it the best movie he has seen in ages.

And he talked, about favorite words, and weird dreams, and what he wants to do when he is a teenager, a college student.

And I loved every minute of it.

And I looked at him, head thrown back laughing, as we drive, and I remember his giggle at 2 years old and I honestly teared up, remembering him then.

And I just. I just can't even.

My little man. Becoming one of my very favorite people.

Such an amazing thing, the mom life.

Who knew??

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