Hey ya’ll! Welcome back to the homestead and welcome to the followers who are just now joining us. I am so blessed to have you all on this journey with me-I appreciate your support and comments more than you know.
This week we celebrated Oliver’s first birthday. Although we didn’t do anything super special-I mean he is pretty much spoiled rotten every day of the year anyway-he got plenty of piggy snuggles and treats.
I can’t believe a whole year has gone by with him. What a wild year it has been! Here is a look into his usual piggy craziness…
I took an amazing trip to a romantic little coastal town this week; Southport, NC. I instantly fell in love with this little ocean town. If you have ever seen the movie Safe Haven-Southport is where it was filmed. I went surf fishing for my first time ever and caught a shark-although this is not typically what you are aiming for when surf fishing-I was thrilled anyway!
It was one of my most favorite trips I have ever taken. Full of adventure, laughs and quiet moments with only the sounds of the waves rolling in.
Next weekend I am going camping at the New River, which is actually one of the oldest rivers in North America. This will be my first camping trip of the season and I can’t wait. There is nothing better than sleeping under a dark sky full of bright, twinkling stars.
Today is the beginning of a new month and a new journey. This month I will be leaving the hospital I pretty much called home for the last four and a half years, and am embarking on a new adventure; travel nursing. My first contract is in a cute little town in Virginia. While I will only be gone several days a week and home the other days, this is a big step outside my comfort zone. I am pursuing this new journey to better financially prepare for building my farm house in the coming year.
Speaking of the farm, guess what is getting delivered today? Our barn!! We are all so excited to finally get the materials on the property and build our dream barn. I will of course keep ya’ll posted every step of the way.
We also welcomed a sweet, velvety rabbit I named Rosie to the homestead family. I think every creature needs a companion and Raffi seems to adore her. She is still getting settled, but is very social and seems to enjoy Raffi’s company as well.
I have a feeling the next few months will fly by. With all of these new beginnings swirling around me, I am perfectly content. Each day I wake up is a new opportunity to embrace and experience all of the wonders this crazy world has to offer, and I don’t want to miss a single thing.
Until next time…