a life in a-frame

the chronicles of a new family in a new home with very limited vertical wall space

bad feminist, bad

My goals these days: cook more. clean more.

I know this makes me sound like a terrible feminist, but I really am happy when I sit at the table with my family to eat a healthy, home cooked meal in a nice clean house. Unfortunately these habits aren’t exactly in my bones, but I am trying.

I will keep us posted.

A very flattering picture (except for the cluttered porch, oops) taken by Noah.

A very flattering picture (except for the cluttered porch, oops) taken by Noah.

It makes me happy that other people lust after a-frames too…

It makes me happy that other people lust after a-frames too…

(Source: yvcht)

We tried really hard to take a family photo to send out to friends and loved ones after the new year. Using the self-timer, we had several photo shoots at various locations. Despite that, we hardly had a single picture that flattered all four of us at once. Here are some of my favorites. These were taken at a pull off on the way to Dillon beach, south of Bodega. 

Our view might be the most important aspect of our home. It is the reason we wanted this house, and continues to boggle our minds every time we look out the window. Everyday we ask ourselves how we could be so lucky. (I think the answer is that we were the only people up to the challenge of restoring this property to it’s full potential.) Here is our view right around sunset. I’ve yet to be able to capture the vibrant colors we are blessed with every night, but here is a little hint. Some days the ocean is visible at the lowest dip in the horizon. My favorite thing about our view is that it is almost the same as it was from my bedroom window growing up. The perspective is slightly different, but both houses look over the same valley towards the little town of Valley Ford. We are very lucky.

Our view might be the most important aspect of our home. It is the reason we wanted this house, and continues to boggle our minds every time we look out the window. Everyday we ask ourselves how we could be so lucky. (I think the answer is that we were the only people up to the challenge of restoring this property to it’s full potential.) Here is our view right around sunset. I’ve yet to be able to capture the vibrant colors we are blessed with every night, but here is a little hint. Some days the ocean is visible at the lowest dip in the horizon. My favorite thing about our view is that it is almost the same as it was from my bedroom window growing up. The perspective is slightly different, but both houses look over the same valley towards the little town of Valley Ford. We are very lucky.

I live in an A-frame with my partner Jeff, our baby girl Mesa and our dog, Arrow. We bought this house in May and spent the summer gutting and rebuilding. As our neighbor said recently, we really made a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. This house was quite a dump and the property even worse. The previous owner was a hoarder and the land and home was covered in junk. We moved into our home in October and are slowly finishing all of the loose ends. It has already been quite an adventure that I’m sure we are just beginning.

I live in an A-frame with my partner Jeff, our baby girl Mesa and our dog, Arrow. We bought this house in May and spent the summer gutting and rebuilding. As our neighbor said recently, we really made a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. This house was quite a dump and the property even worse. The previous owner was a hoarder and the land and home was covered in junk. We moved into our home in October and are slowly finishing all of the loose ends. It has already been quite an adventure that I’m sure we are just beginning.