Property name... hmmm...

The thing with starting something new is that it is all so exciting because, well, everything is just that, new. New ideas, new discussions, new people to work with, new decisions to make, etc. But what is hard to think about is how it will feel when the newness has all worn off. This has been especially complicated in naming this ranch/farm/house-to-be. Aaron's mom's mom inherited the land a very long time ago, which warrants a name that represents it's age in a sense... Given that the land came from his mother's side, it doesn't quite make sense for us to name it after our last name, Gandy. So we decided to keep it simple and name it something that bears no particular attachment to any of our last names, but could represent our entire family. So, without further ado, I present to you:

Legacy Acres

For some reason, when you name something it personifies it and adds to the realness of it all. Now we can refer to her by something other than "dirt" or "Herald" and actually feel like she's real! For more information regarding details related to the architect, builder, land and soil uses, historical questions, or anything else, you can email us at  

Every dream started somewhere...

As my husband, Aaron, was driving along the freeway, he smiled as he began to tell me the story of the first time this dream began as an idea... In short, he explained to me that he had a notebook that he carried with him around the school playground. The teacher in me grinned as I pictured a particular student who I could envision doing a similar thing. "What did you write in this notebook?" I asked. Aaron smiled as he said, "House ideas. My house ideas, other friends' house ideas, teachers' house ideas. Any dream house idea went in there." Oh, what I wouldn't give to get my hands on that notebook now! As silly as it sounds, all dreams must start as a simple idea and they begin to build momentum when attention is given to them. Flash forward 25 years, and here we are, about to make it happen. A home build. Our home build. 

As I write this, it is evident to me that a sense of "home," was always living in Aaron and somewhere down the line in me, too. But as with all worthwhile things, it takes time. It takes patience, mistakes, money, a partner, advice, help, tenacity, and most importantly, faith. So I invite you to follow along as we take this 100 year-old plot of land and make this dream a reality.