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Oh Boy, It’s a BOY! :D

When we first moved into our farm house, nearly four years ago, we had a lot of work to do! We live in the house that was homesteaded by Cale’s family in 1910. We don’t have central heating and air (thank God for window units and gas heaters!), our bathroom kinda protrudes out of the rest of the house layout since it was a much needed upgrade to the original house design (in place of an outhouse), and the second floor no longer exists (featured in the photo above). Apparently Grandpa Woody lost his leg and his wife didn’t want to go up stairs and have to clean the top floor (cause back then you cleaned the entire house instead of shutting off the entire top floor for the general public), and so they had the farm hands take the second floor off! :(

You could say it’s definitely full of “character”… so much “character” that my mom freaked out the first time she came to visit us because of it’s wonderful “character” (and much needed work)!

It’s taken a lot of vision and foresight to make this place home. I’m not gonna lie the first year we lived here I didn’t put anything on the walls because I myself was unsure of really making this place “home”.

But now, I love our little farm house. I love our first home and the amazing opportunities that have come up because we’ve chosen to live in this old house. Some of our “designer” friends come out to visit and think we are a little crazy. They prefer pristine white apartment walls, white washed wooden floors, and the sounds of the city. But at night, when all you can hear is the bugs and the frogs I swear it’s pure magic! It’s then that you realize what makes this place so wonderful. I often wonder what type of history has lived in this space before us? What were the children like that ran around this once working farm? Oh what fun stories I’m sure these walls could tell!

It’s beautiful, and I can’t think of a better place to raise our first son! We may not have very much installation in our walls (that is what extra blankets and footed pajamas are for!), and it’s true that our child will share their first bedroom with the washer and dryer, but it’s home.

It’s the place I will become known as “mom”, and Cale as “dad”.

Looking back it seemed like a tough decision to stick it out here, but we are so proud of this simple life we’ve chosen. All “design” chat aside, it’s everything we’ve dreamed it up to be. We cannot wait to see what our farm house will sound like with a little boy running around catching bugs (or chickens) and coming in and saying “I didn’t do it!”. ;)

Bring it on little baby boy! We’ve been waiting for you.

From the Farm

PS The photo above is an original family photo (and one of my personal favorites) of our farm house with Cale’s Uncle John as a little boy. Apparently he liked to carry the chickens around as pets. :)

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6 Responses to “Oh Boy, It’s a BOY! :D”
  1. 05.03.2012

    YAY! Congrats, guys!! I have no doubt that you will raise SUCH a wonderful little man! :)

    • 05.04.2012

      Thanks Briana! We are excited. We shall walk this journey of parenthood together and figure out what the hell we are doing! ;)

  2. Andi
    05.03.2012

    I teared up a bit with empathy, joy, and sheer love of this message. The Lord bless you and keep you and your precious budding little farm fam. – Beims Hive.

    • 05.04.2012

      Awe, you are so sweet Andi. Thank you for your words. Just sharing our life!

  3. Kerry Lowe
    05.04.2012

    Your story brought tears to my eyes, Megan. It really does my heart good to know some women still appreciate the simple, and important things in life; family, and wholesome place to raise one. I can tell by your article you have a great attitude and that will translate into being a sweet and patient mother.

    • 05.04.2012

      Thanks Kerry. I’ve learned from the best. We’ll see how that sweet and patient part really come together! No seriously, thank you for your kind words and your friendship!


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