I shared this on Instagram the other week after one of our “searching for property” drives that have become our Saturday morning tradition as of late. Along with a Starbucks americano with extra steamed cream and 2 pumps white mocha and 2 pumps cinnamon dolce (so so good, try it!). It’s so fun and so tiring and so “where is what we’re looking for?!?”
But, the joy is in the journey. Or something like that. So I don’t want to forget when we’re all happy and settled in the home we build. So I thought I should log my dreamy rant here too :)
Dominic says I invest too much in every piece of property we look at. That I pretend they’re all home at first glance. And he’s right … what if THIS ONE is home?!? 🏡 What if this is where my kids explore and we homeschool and get our first pet and have friends over for backyard barbecues and bonfires? 🌲 📚 🐶 🍔 🔥 What if this is where Jemma wants to get married someday? 👰🏼 And when a kid breaks a bone jumping out of their treehouse (knock on wood!!!) can I get cell reception to call for help?!? 🚑 And how far is it from Target? And Costco and Starbucks?
Yep, guilty of investing 🙋🏻 very guilty.
But I probably won’t stop. Because even though life changes have led us to search for property to build on for 5 YEARS now, I don’t regret investing in Lake Lucinda (the contingent offer that fell through when I was pregnant with Max) or MacIntosh Ridge (that we *almost* bought right before Dominic got his promotion and we left Olympia). And now maybe this one. I’m going to invest in it too. It still needs a good name because it’s on a number street and that’s much too boring. Maybe the 100 Acre Wood? Because it is big (but not actually that big). 🌲🍄🦌🦋🐌🦅🌲 See! It already feels like a maybe home! The trees are calling and the wildlife knows we will be friendly. I’ve birthed this land’s future and named it and can picture everything all while Dom skeptically reviews topographical maps and feasibility studies because man, if marriage isn’t about mashing together two opposite people, I don’t know what it is!
But seriously, every piece of property we visit and I imagine calling home, WE GET CLOSER. This one might be it, or it might just be the one that leads us on to the next one. Time will tell and as long as it isn’t another 5 years, I’ll be pretty pleased. Home, home, we’re looking for you! 🏡👷🏻🤰🏻👱🏻♀️👦🏻👶🏼 And with a lot more children than when we first started this home building process!