This has been a year of transformations, for both our house and our family. We spent the first few months here making our house livable. We ripped out carpet and refinished floors, everything got a new coat of paint and we added square footage to give us all just a little more space. In the spring, we took down our beloved barn and made plans for a new one to be built. It seemed to take forever for the chill of winter to leave us, but when it did, we hit the ground running. This summer has been one of constant change.
The house was stripped, nearly to its bones, and received new insulation in the roof and on the walls, and then a new roof was added, along with new siding, windows, and weatherproofing to ensure that this winter we don't have a constant breeze blowing through our house. These projects were very time-consuming and labor-intensive and we are so thankful to all of our family and friends who offered their time and skills to get the jobs done.
Everyone has their favorite part about living here. It really is a great place. Where else can you jump into hay from the second story of a barn,
and throw on a pair of boots and get muddy,
We could never have imagined a year ago that this would be our life now. We dreamed a dream, though, and little by little, we're turning that dream into reality.