Our Crazy Journey
We started out as a young family. We married in early 2004 and started our family not long after. At the time, just 20 and 22 years of age, we lived on the family farm and raised our son in the outdoors from the beginning. We've always enjoyed off-road trails and have had multiple jeeps, ATV's, RZR's, etc. over the years. We're animal lovers and have gotten very involved in horse riding (well not me, I just like to look and pet because I'm truly terrified to get on them). In 2007, and another boy added to the family, we moved into a subdivision in city limits on a small lot. The plan from the beginning was to build a home somewhere on some piece of property close to our family Home Business. We knew the subdivision life wasn't for us. But, life happens and you have more children and you get caught up in things and before you no it you've lived there for 10 years and have 3 boys now. In 2012, it all started to unfold. We purchased our property of 130 acres!!!! We bought a camper and stayed there every weekend. We built a shelter house and had gatherings there constantly. Our kids enjoyed fishing, hunting, hiking, riding, you name it, if it was outside they were doing it! We found our building site on the property and our dreams started to turn into reality. We decided to turn our shelter house into a small cabin to take the place of our camper and this would eventually become our temporary home as we built our dream home. We sold our subdivision home in the summer of 2018 and put most of our things in storage and moved into our 500 square foot tiny cabin as a family of 5 (yes, I was the only female among these 4 males and lost my mind several time). We began designing our home, cleared out a building site and put in a driveway. Well, life happened again. We did a 360 in January of 2019 and decided it was our calling to buy Travis' Grandmother and Daddy Thorne's estate across the highway from our property. Oh my gosh, how do these things even happen. I like to think we carefully plan things out and have a 5 year and a 10 year plan, but who am I kidding. We live more on the seat of our pants than anyone I know. What turned into a little remodel job, ended up being a total gut and a year later before it was even livable. But, we now have a gorgeous home built by my husbands great grandpa in the early 1900's that has history out the wazoo on 11 acres with a pond and a place for our boys horses. And, to top it off, our 130 acre property is across the road. How can it get much better??? We now have finally moved into our forever home in March, which has left our little cabin empty. So, to make a long story short, we don't want to keep our place we've grown to love a secret anymore. We want others to be able and have a little getaway like we've been able to do all of these years. We want people to be able to come and spend the days just being outdoors and taking in the gorgeous scenery around them. We want those that don't have property to be able to use ours and theirs. We're so excited to kick of this adventure as a family and be able to make it available for others to enjoy! Here's to the next 10 years! Bring on the adventures!