So it’s been so long since I posted and so much has happened in such a short time!
After over 3 years of looking and our entire 8.5 years of being married of hoping, we have FINALLY been able to purchase land to build our dream home on! I am so excited! We are moving back to the town that the hubs grew up in and it offers a small school (with a preschool!) and is a much quieter life.
The road to buy our land wasn’t all that easy unfortunately. We thought we were buying 9 acres and figured we’d get it surveyed when we owned it. We did do a percolation test before buying to make sure we’d be able to have a septic system and it perced beautifully! Our septic company told us we’d be crazy not to purchase it.
We financed about 40% of the property, so the bank was doing their research and come to find out that it did not have a clean title which meant no title insurance. Well GR! The way to clean the title? The seller had to pay for survey! Turns out…we bought 13 acres. WAHOO!
We are so excited to start our homestead. We’ve picked our house plan, we have our dreams of the layout…now to sell our current home. It’s been fun, but I’m ready for the house of my dreams and looking forward to designing and loving every part of my home.🙂
You know that whole I’m going to post more this year and create this new blog and be good about posting thing? Obvi I fell off the face of the planet, right?? Man, do I suck at this. I get in a good stint of it and then poof, I disappear. So here’s to take two!
Life with a 2.5 year old who talks non-stop and is working on potty-training…is accident prone (like his mama) and exploring EVERYTHING…has created quite the time suck. That and ya, know, that whole election thing has me glued to my phone for the past couple of weeks…even after. I am so over all the drama of the election. Personal feelings?
The world is not going to end tomorrow. I repeat, the world is not going to end tomorrow. I think there were probably some right wingers that thought it was when Obama was elected promising free healthcare for all and ya know what? They didn’t riot and burn things in the street, ask to be excused from exams because OMG my candidate didn’t win the election, or call the voters who voted a white veteran and his slow talking side kick misogynists, rapists, racists, red, blue or purple. They gracefully accepted the loss and gave him the benefit of the doubt. I’m so sick of it all. Why can’t we just grow up and love each other and be kind?
Anyhow, I’m over it. I’m just going to choose to be kind, be creative, and have hope for the future of my country and my family. Meanwhile, we’re on our way to FINALLY having our dream home and homestead…but more on that in another post!🙂
As promised, I’m going to intersperse reviews of our cruise throughout the next couple of weeks to give some insight into the details of our beautiful spring 2016 vacation!
Spring has finally arrived! Or summer, maybe…it was 74 degrees yesterday in northern New Hampshire and friends invited us for a hike this weekend. Wanting to get Ben interested in the outdoors as well as get my endurance up and get in shape, we of course said yes! Continue reading
We love cruising. I mean, LOVE it. We are avid Norwegian Cruise Line fans. Five years ago we decided that we needed a break from fertility treatments and needed to get away. I finally convinced the hubs that he would like a cruise and we jumped. Now he is hooked. Continue reading
…I’m starting a new blog, new domain, and rethinking what my blog is representing about me and my family. Confessions of a Twin Momma was all about our NICU journey and the subsequent grief journey after losing our twin boys. Continue reading