Sunday, September 09, 2012

Fort Necessity

Hello All,

  We spent the past few days getting our new home ready for us and the pets. We decided to call our cabin Fort Necessity, for our 18th century world. Anyway, Aaron spent three days getting the chicken run ready and predator proof while Mrs. Cartwright, who helped us soooo much, and I worked in the fields clearing the pastures. We still have more work to do before we move the horses in, but it is definitely coming along nicely. And yes, you read that right, HORSES.

Yesterday we purchased the perfect horse for Aaron. She is an 18 year old, 16.3 hand Appy Thoroughbred, like Bob, with a bit of Quarter Horse in her as well. She has a great personality and she really likes Aaron. So, things are really coming together and I thank God for all that He has given us.

Here are a few pictures. Enjoy!


View of the little cottage, that will become my 18th century room, the old chicken run, which will be dismantled, and our barn.


The cabin. It’s a bit messy, because we are still in transition, but you get the idea. I will post pics of the interior when we get settled.


The new run the hubby built and a peak at the pasture. We still need to put up the electrical fences and do some more clearing.


The front drive and lawn, which will be nice and green when we finish with it :)


The back lawn


The beginning of the riding trails. We spent most of the morning clearing them so we can ride when we get the horses settled.


The babies were so excited and spent most of the time running around and exploring. Aaron managed to snag this pic during one of Leila’s rare calm moments.


And finally, Aaron and his new girl, Aspen. I’m so excited to introduce her to Bob and have all of our babies with us.

Well, that’s all for now. I have lots, and lots of packing to do. God Bless!

Love Lauren

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Removing from Portland House

Dear Friends,

    Many of you have already heard our news via Facebook, so this may be a repeat for some of you. Anyway, Aaron and I are moving to Monroe, Washington at the end of this month. God has provided an AMAZING dental practice for Aaron and we are buying it. We are so very excited, but also sad to leave our friends here in Portland.

We have also been blessed to find a home that fits our needs to a T. It’s a cabin on five acres with a three stall barn, for Bob. We are also going to be looking for a buddy for him, so I will keep you posted on that front as well. As for now, we are extremely busy with moving and packing and the joys of working through owning a business. So, I will be offline for quite some time. I may be able to update here and there with pics of the house and some news, but sewing will be on hold for a while.

Here’s to entering a new chapter in our lives! God Bless!

Love Lauren