Back in the Saddle

Where did the time go?  Can it REALLY be ten months?

I’ve really missed you all, and I’ve missed blogging!

Let me catch you up a little…

Last March we decided to make a move- a change in lifestyle is more like it.

We packed up our house in suburbia and moved into a 100 year old farmhouse- just for a year… to see what it would be like.

We gave the kids new kinds of chores, like…

feeding the chickens before school


taking care of the barn.

We found out

we LOVE it!

We ARE “country” after all (except I still love to shop at Nordstrom)!

It turns out lots of people like to get married here.

Lots of catering happens in my kitchen-

which means

there is often quite a buzz here, and I love it!

I am loving learning how to make new foods…

I especially love the baking!

The lighting in the barn is just exquisite for picture taking.

So is the afternoon light in the inside porch.

I look forward to showing you all the wonderful little things that make this place so special.  Beach Bunny (three-and-a-half years old) said to me the other day, “Mama, this house is turning out to be a great place after all!”

I definitely agree!


Nevididi said...

Oh my goodness how exciting. I have been wondering what happened to you and hoping that you were okay. Glad to see that you guys are doing great :)

Pineapple Princess said...

Thank you so much!!
Oh, my goodness- Your daughter, Alayah, is such a doll! Love her hair! :)

4 Blessings said...

Oh I am SO glad you are back. I was really concerned that something bad had happened to your family. Your new place looks amazing and the food has my mouth watering! I look forward to many updates :)

Melinda said...

Welcome back!! I'm with Amy, thought something might have happened. Your new adventure looks so great! Glad you're enjoying your new life!

Amanda said...

Oh YAY!!! You are living my dream!!! We hope to have a farm/farmstead one day... I want to know everything! Every inch of your barn and home and life!!!

So excited to see you back!


*Jess* said...

I was wondering where you guys had been! Your blog has always been one of my favorites and I was so sad to see you stop! Welcome back!

Stepping On Cheerios said...

What an amazing time:) Wish I could do that!

Annie said...

Oh my goodness Pineapple Princess, you're back! I was so worried about you all. After about 8 months I thought you were not coming back to blogland. I am happy to see you all are not only doing well, but living a lovely life.

This new home and life you have look absolutely amazing. I am enticed by your baking and cooking skills, they are so delightful!

Can't wait to stop by more often again and see what you all are up to!


Curbstone Homestead said...

So excited for you! I would love to open my own Bed and Breakfast! Can't wait to see more from you!

Angela said...

Glad your back! I was praying everything was okay and I see that it is! What fun you are having! Can't wait to see more!

mom2marbles said...

wow! that is amazing! Love the pictures and welcome back. I've checked in from time to time to see if you had posted! Look forward to reading all about your new adventures!

Jennifer said...

SO excited to hear from you. I actually sighed a sigh of relief when I saw you were back. Can't wait to hear about your adventures.

Kim said...

I just found your blog, but WOW - how exciting! And I must say, my mouth is watering, too!

Terri said...

We've missed you and your fabulous pictures!
You do catering? Your food looks AMAZING!
I cant wait to see more of your "country" life. I would love to do tat as well.

The gFamily said...

I would love to live in an old farmhouse! You are living my dream!! The barn is beautiful! I can't wait to see pictures of the house! Congrats!

Hannah said...

I already knew everything was okay because I hounded you to make sure :) I'm just glad you are back.

Welcome to the country life (by the way my husband calls my country living-city shopping life "Country Yuppie"'s the best of both worlds)

Your photography has gotten even better...and GOOD GRAVY, what happened to the girl who couldn't cook??

So glad you are back...Missed you!!

Pineapple Princess said...

Ahhh! Thank you guys for the sweetest notes! I really appreciate each one! What a blessing :)

Pineapple Princess said...

P.S. Hannah, I still can't cook. I'm just surrounded by people who can- and then I take the credit. Ha! :)

Haha! Country Yuppie fo sho!

demp5 said...

Oh my friend, so glad that we get to take a peek at what you are doing! I am sure that you are using your home to bless others because I know your heart :) I had to smile because while we too moved to a farm, my conversations with the 3 1/2 yr old Guate princess are more like this:
Me: No baby, don't feed the eggs to the doggies. Let's take them inside.

Gigi: Mommy, the kinkin (chicken) is dead. Come see, Mommy. Chief (one of the dogs) ate the kinkin.

I have missed you!!

Susan said...

Oh how exciting. Wow, that food looks just amazing.

So glad you guys are happy in your new home.

Lola ~ Hummingbird Hall Destination Weddings in Jamaica said...

The food looks so tasty!

Amanda Rooney said...

Soooo thrilled to see you're "back" and doing well!! I was worried that something had happened.

What an ADVENTURE you have embarked on! Sounds like lots of fun! and lots of hard work!

Welcome home - in bloggie world!!

P.S. Beautiful photos!!!

Gina said...

I too have missed you! I love the pictures of the marvelous treats! What talent! I am excited for you!
Much love,

Bec@littlelucylu said...

This looks like an interesting story ... I'm intrigued!
AND I'm a Nordies girl, through and through! :-)