(look at little Taylor!!!)
(Eli, 2011 - check out my farmer's tan!)
(the surprise baby Ellen 2011)
(the proud new parents of an unexpected baby Ellen!)
Neither of us grew up with money, trust funds, or that security cushion of knowing if times got tough, there was a parent that could bail us out of a pickle....so, buying a farm, was a little scary. We pay a mortgage obviously, and sometimes struggle to keep things the way we love it out here. We don't own a tractor, and for the first two years, paid someone to come and help us out with the stuff that required one... We have learned to maintain this life by being resourceful and grateful, and learning to live out here was both fun and terrifying. I rarely make the time to sit down and write longer blog entries anymore because I am usually out living this life, but this morning, I was feeling it. My life is sometimes hectic, but I honestly do get lost in the perfect sunsets, dirt road walks, and all the pretty things about this life. Last night was a reality check, and a nice little reminder of where all this started. Lassie & Timmy.... while little four-year-old Sandice sat in the floor in front of the tv watching Lassie in our little single-wide trailer, before preschool .....
There is still lots to do on this little slice, and some people think my life is chaotic, but I enjoy learning about all things. Of course there are things I don't like so much, but the reality of life, is amazement and heartache, winning and losing, and learning through trials and errors.. Each day excites me and I anticipate seeing what will come of it.... Every day is a blessing. I get to come home to my dream....
Happy Wednesday, folks! I am off to the gym to walk up 100 flights of stairs. Ugh. You gotta do you.<3