Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 In Review...

In the beginning of the year the Music Man changed jobs.
Our J Bug moved out, went back to school. Then left school and got a really good job.
We had a few road trip photo adventures this year.  The shot above is me at the Double Arch in The Arches NP Moab, UT. We took the whole family and visited in the Spring. What an amazing place!
We said good bye to our sweet Hobo. We miss him everyday but are thankful for the years we had spoiling him and happy knowing that he had a good life.
We lost our Lucy to a raccoon. Hard lesson of chicken stewarding... The circle of life thing is never easy...
In the spring we also added to our flock and now have eight hens.
This summer the company I worked for was sold and my position of many years was eliminated.
We opened our hearts and home to Duke
and moved to the ranch.
We love it out here so much. Having the horses home, these views and the quiet peace that comes after a hard days work is amazing. God is SO good!
This year we also rescued Luna. She is such a sweetie who is kind and gentle. She is learning so much about manners and respect. She is such a smart girl with so much potential.

For us 2013 was a year of BIG changes, loss, new beginnings, lessons learned and beautiful additions. I am thankful for where we've been, what we've learned and the progress we've made towards our goal of becoming self sustaining.

"So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life's a great balancing act. And will you succeed? Yes, you will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll 
move mountains."  Dr. Seuss

We are excited and looking forward to 2014 and all the adventures it has in store for us.

Sending you all wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. 


  1. Wishing you and the family a very Happy New Year!!!

  2. i hope 2014 will continue your run of good things. :)

  3. I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year 2014!!!! I pray you continue to love the new life path you are pursuing and that everyday brings you more peace and joy!!!! Love you my dearest niece oxox <3

  4. You had an eventful year! I agree on the circle of life thing. It's so hard to get used to, but it comes with the territory. Here's hoping your 2014 is amazing, my friend!

  5. Happy New Year oh yes 2013 was a challenging exciting year for a lot of people last year. I am postive 2014 will be amazing for us all. Happy New Year. Hug B

  6. Best wishes for continued blessings in your life in 2014!

  7. Well, at least it wasn't boring! Here's to a rip-roaring' 2014!

  8. Happy New Year Jen !
    All the best to you and yours,