Dear Heart,

Sometimes life isn’t exactly as you may have planned… and sometimes that’s perfect.
It leaves more room for adventure, surprises and new opportunities.
Oct. 18. 14
Marked one year.
One more year along our journey.
One WHOLE year living at the place we call home.
Happy ONE year anniversary Backwoods Buffalo Ranch.
We truly love everything you have given us, it has not been as planned but it has been amazing.
It has been hard and it has been easy, it’s been happy, sad, mad, excited, thankful, anxious & exuberant.
This year we have loved & we have learned.
I think the two most extensive things we have learned this year are appreciation and courage.
The harder things get, the harder we fight.
28097b960f33024b81b53849c4f2876a - Copy I’m not one to pretend everything is perfect because lately it seems things are a far cry from perfect and verging on struggle.
I had an entire week off of work due to sickness.
After many hours of sleep, pots of soup and t-3s, I returned to work today to find a very special reminder.
A reminder that people notice when struggle is present in one’s life and are there to brighten your day regardless of what may be happening.
This beautiful gesture brought sunshine to my day and tears to my eyes.
The hardest battles are always given to the strongest soldiers & we are beginning to see the light gleaming through.
Thank You.
FullSizeRenderOn another note we have finally completed the corrals & our babies will be weaned very soon. I’m super excited to spend countless hours with these amazing little creatures. Each of our colts have such different mannerisms. I can’t wait to see who they turn out to be.
october 20 032 - Copy october 20 030 - Copy october 20 029 - Copy october 20 028 - CopyI need to take some more pictures of the final product, but it gives you an idea of what we have been working on.
(They look much better and much more complete now.)

I realized that we have a lack of fall decor at our house. It usually just goes from everyday ranch house to Christmas. So I created a little centrepiece for our coffee table.

It cost a total of $0.00.
Egg Basket- Gift
Antlers- Collected
Berry Garland- Christmas Decor
Candle- Gold Canyon “North Woods”
october 20 089 - Copy october 20 085 So Simple.
So Pretty.

october 20 017 - Copy october 20 097May your hearts stay full and your struggle lessened.

From the Backwoods,

Make it a thankful Monday.

4 Comments on “Dear Heart,

  1. Aw you two, no matter what life brings you – you have your dreams , never give up! You have each other and the love that glows from within clearly shining outwards! No matter what each experience brings, it does make you stronger and wiser, and there is always something to be grateful for! sending you blessings …. your place is my dream so I am living it thru you 🙂 Hugs xoxo Aunty
    keep on keeping on!


    • Thanks Aunty 🙂
      We are very fortunate to have people like you in our lives at times like these.
      Missing all of my family.
      Hope to see you soon,



  2. Dear Laurie: I am so glad to read that you are feeling better. I didn’t know you had been sick. I look forward to reading your blog as I have no other way to know how you and Chad are doing. Keep up the good work. With each other and still falling in love the days will go fast this winter and you will be able to come to Manitoba soon. Love Gma xxxxxxxx


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