Thursday, October 29, 2009

My Star by the Sea


Monday I got into the house and it was just amazing!

I can't express how happy I am with our choice of house. Everything that has happened over the past few days has just reassured me that this is our perfect place.

I am unfortunately on our way back home...well, let me rephrase that! I am very excited to get back with my family...I need them. I function much better when they are all with me.

I miss them terribly. I just wish that they could have joined me at the new house. It was hard to leave it today! I left a present for my hubby for when he arrives on Saturday...wanna see?

I do not know where to begin! The grounds are just beautiful...and I even found some surprises that I had not seen before. I know that you have probably read about the hanging orchids that are all around our city in Brasil...but now I have two of my very own! I am worried because though I can produce beautiful flower arrangements, I am not the greenest of thumbs! I hope that I can take care of these...look how beautiful they are!





Then there is this guy that I found by the stairs to the water from our boat dock.

Now for another creature feature, I unfortunately do not have pictures, BUT...read this!
I have seen baby hammerhead sharks, sting ray, and a baby black tip (I think) swimming in the waters RIGHT IN FRONT of my yard! Can you read the excitement in my words? I was just sitting on my foldable table and chairs listening to some muzak on the other end of a hold line on my phone...and to my absolute astonishment, I saw this shark swim by! I thought I had seen wrong, so I ran outside onto the porch (luckily I was on my cell phone so I could still listen to that beautiful music, hahaha). I was right...there he was, just gliding past. Now I have seen sharks many times through my life, up close and personal. I was positive. It doesn't end there...
Then who should glide past? A baby hammerhead shark! I was so excited that I thought I was going to scream. By this time, though, I was talking to Mr. Somebody on the phone and I practically screamed in his ear. I told him about the shark because I could not keep it inside! So, from that point on, I was on the lookout. Sure enough, when I was talking to my Dad, there goes by a sting ray! I can not express my excitement. Then I saw two baby hammer heads this morning, and again this afternoon. I was in heaven!

I wanted to end with that, because I was so ecstatic about it, but I will include a few photos that you have all been asking for. Furniture is still to come....






and I will end with this beautiful sunset that I woke up to this morning


9 comments:

Nicole said...

OK, this is most def. more than gorgeous and I am more than a bit envious :D
Just kidding.
I am so glad you found a perfect home, I know how hard it is!

Lucy said...

Wow, that sounds wonderful! I'm so glad you are so happy with it.

Maybe you posted about this earlier and I missed it, but, is this a vacation home? Are you eventually moving here after you leave Brazil? This is in the Keys, right?

mythopolis said...

It sounds and looks wonderful!!!

BLOGitse said...

oh wow, b e a u t i f u l!
with
sharks?! autch!
Are you going to swim there?

Stephanie said...

Lucky, lucky! Glad you are so happy with your choice! It looks absolutely stunning! Be safe traveling home! And that is a lot of sharks by the way!

Betty said...

WOW!! I can´t imagine living in such a beautiful place! You are one lucky girl!
I love the kitchen. Beautiful tile floor!

FancyHorse said...

Your house looks wonderful! I am so glad you are happy, just think how happy you will be when you are moved in!

Scriber's Web said...

It looks gorgeous! I am so happy for you!

Are you doing Nablo this year?

Fabiola said...

Your house looks gorgeous.
One of the few things that I miss from the time I lived by the beach, is the sunsets.
And yours is just gorgeous.


Fabiola