Ital (eye'-tal): of or from the earth; vital; life giving; natural.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Welcome 2011

Each New Year for as long as I can remember, Mo and I have bestowed a name upon the baby year. Actually, it's more like a declaration for what we would like to see happen in the upcoming year. Past years have included names such as: "The year of Reclaimation", "The year of Goodness", "The year of Greatness" and "The year of Mo".

We have named 2011 "The year of Harmony". For the first time in many years, we finally feel like we are in tune, as individuals, as a couple and as a family. Hanging above our door is a plaque that my sister and brother-in-law made for us a few Christmases ago. Written across the word Harmony is this quote by Ghandi: "I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible."

So, here is to opening your heart, mind and house to the winds of the universe! May they deliver harmonious chords of peace, love and happiness to you this year!

Rae and Mo

Merry Christmas!

First, a greeting from our sponsor:
It was strange to be celebrating Christmas with 80 degree weather and palm trees. But I really can't complain too much!

I have the best parents in the whole world. They flew down here to help us celebrate our first Jamaican Christmas. It was a wonderful holiday and I am so thankful that we could all be together as a family.

Season's Greetings!

Warm wishes for a wonderful New Year!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Six Month-a-versary

Today marks six months since we began our journey. There have been ups and downs; moments of feeling settled and unsettled; milestones reached and celebrated. We took a chance by sailing into the unknown and I'm happy to say that the overall momentum is pushing us forward in a positive direction.

Thank you to all of our friends and family who have supported us emotionally, spiritually, financially as we have transitioned into our new life. We are blessed to have such a strong web of loved ones around us.

Peace and wellness,