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December 4th 2019

We are taking a leap of faith.  We are leaving our jobs and our lives behind in search of a life more conducive to being parents, to being present, to being closer to the earth. 

We are on a mission to save the home my Grandparents lovingly cherished. It was the hub of my family life growing up and integral to who I am today. And I want that for my daughter. I want that for Will's kids.

I want them to experience the magic of a full day on the beach followed by an evening around a campfire. I want them to relish being in the woods. The freedom of knowing you are totally safe in a world where we are rarely totally safe anymore. I hope they see hundreds of dragon flies flying betwixt similarly colored Lupin and Bald eagles perched above them in the trees. The phenomenal beauty of a place that still offers such a deep connection to nature.

We will tend garden. We will raise chickens and we will restore the parts of the cabin in need of care. We will make improvements while respecting the stunning simplicity of it's integral beauty. The knotty logs will stay the same but we will fix the sticky doors.

It is a gift I am looking forward to with the fervor of a kid at Christmas. We have big plans and I am dreaming up more every day.