After months of searching the mountains and valleys of Boquete, Randy and I found our little slice of heaven. We are officially Panamanian landowners! See pictures of our property here.
We left Boquete in late October and flew to the States. While in the US, we have been quite busy with family gatherings including my Mom's 60th birthday party, Thanksgiving, our wedding and a baby shower for my brother Kevin and his wife Tracey who are due in February with the first baby in our family. Rand returns to Boquete mid January and I will join him there in February after becoming an aunt!
Randy and I have been relaxing and enjoying a long honeymoon at a beach house in Corpus Christi, TX. We've decorated our small Christmas tree with shells and sand dollars we've found on our daily beach walks. His family joins us for the holidays here at the beach for a festive "beachy keen" Christmas.
Construction of our house will begin in Boquete soon after our return and fingers crossed, by fall 2008 we should be in our new place! We are so looking forward to finally being settled in our own home. The coming months will no doubt be an adventure since we are both first time home builders. The fact that we're taking on this task in Panama should make it REALLY interesting.
The blog will pick back up with regular entries after we are both back in Panama, so check in with us here mid February for the stories and pictures of your pals the Panamanian Pigotts. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you all!