Thursday, February 20, 2014

A donkey, a remodeler, and a mom walk into a bar...

Well, sort of, except for of those 3, 2 happen to be me, and as for the donkey, well, we did purchase one this last year.  That, and I don't go to bars...

Confused yet, yeah, so am I.

So much has happened this last year that I haven't blogged.  I thought that maybe now that things have 'slowed down' a bit I should get back to it.

We, bought an investment house, fixed it up, sold it.  Got out of debt- praise the Lord!  Sold another home that we lived in since we were married and purchased a home an hour away on 30 acres.  We purchased it from a great couple who so graciously let us inhabit the home before we closed.  Six months ago we moved right in, tore down walls, some of which were load bearing - whoops, others which opened things up.  We've been rehabbing this home, homeschooling, painting, sanding, crying, laughing, building, and tearing down.  We've bought animals, buried animals, shot intruding varmints (see I can be down home), and over all we are just living. We said goodbye to loved ones who have gone on to be with the Lord, and have welcomed wonderful new friends and neighbors into our lives  Good, bad, ugly, it's all here...  Such has been our lives. 

I will be sharing some of our adventures from the last year.   Things have certainly gotten a bit more interesting as we navigate a new life on the farm.  I'll share how good the Lord has been, the struggles we have had, and where we are getting on turning this lovely old farmhouse into our dream home.

All in all, it's been a blast.  So excited that the Lord turned my city boy's heart and eyes to living out here.  Can you imagine, it was his idea!!  Excited as well, to share it with you.  Hold onto your boots friends, this stuff just got real ;)



  1. Brandy- I just showed the boys the picture of Hannah holding the possum. Now they want to see a picture or video of her rubbing that goat's head into the ground. I told them I didn't think there were any. :-)

  2. Rachel, we will try to get a video of it :) When he mans up on the kids again I will have my camera ready! :)