A few people thought the house pictured in the last post was our home, some of you thought we were on vacation and staying there. Well, it was actually neither, and both at the same time.
We had the pleasure last weekend of traveling up to Vermont (to the property that we will be moving to in July), where we blissfully roamed for hours. In no time at all, the house in the photos of that post will be our home, and we will spend our days living closely to the earth and one another, our perfect life long vacation.
There is so much I want to share about this life change, and I will share many things. But it is likely that what I write here is about all the information I'm willing to part with at the time. The short explanation of what is happening is that we will be renting this property with the option to buy it in a 2-3 years time. It is the best arrangement for us and a comfortable arrangement for the owners. Speaking of the owners; we think they're rather fantastic and part of my not going into too much depth about the details and location of this property has to do with the fact that it indeed belongs to someone else and it's important to us that their privacy is considered. All of this to say that the few times I have written about our Vermont move, I received a bunch of very sweet yet curious emails and comments from people wondering where exactly it is... how we found it... etc... for now I'd like to let what I do share be enough, I won't have much else to share beyond that. I hope everyone understands.
We headed up to do a little more exploring and started the day at a sweet little country fair. It was quaint, festive and unbelievably perfect. All I could think of was how complete it felt and it is so wonderful to think that it will become our country fair very soon. These photos are from our time there. Goodness, it felt so gentle and safe.
After our time at the fair we headed over to the property, I'm sure you can imagine how many photos I took while we explored the entire afternoon away. As we pulled up the driveway, greeted by a freshly painted house and fields that had just been hayed, my mind filled with the very thoughts that have been occupying my dreams and my days for months now; "I just can't believe it's really happening, it fulfills and surpasses all that we had hoped and planned for."
I made a little video collection of photos, with a song that has become an important part of the soundtrack to this chapter of my life. I hope you have a few minutes to watch it, and don't forget to turn up your volume! The title for this post was pulled from my favorite part of the song.
Later this week, Adam has an appointment with a real estate attorney in Vermont. He'll also spend some time at the town hall checking out property records and such. Things are moving in a very forward direction, and it feels so incredibly good.
It was nice to stop in here for a bit this afternoon, now it is back to weekending. Emily's first soccer game is tonight and we are all rather excited around here!