Wednesday, June 27, 2012

At Home Preschool

Monday was our first day of preschool! Kadence and Paisley were so much fun and we had a great day! It was wonderful having the freedom to plan and teach as I wished, without having the restrictions of a typical child care center. We took these adorable first day pictures, did a painting art project, circle time, and a bible study course! I've really enjoyed getting to plan out our art and curriculum for the upcoming month! I can't believe that this is what I get to do for a living. I am so incredibly blessed!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cattle Drive

 We had a cattle drive today - way to welcome us home to the mountain with classic ranch work. My cowboys herded 200 cattle 10 miles from Dyche Valley to French Valley. It was my first time at a cattle drive since I always had to work, and I had so much fun.  I forgot to bring my camera, but managed to get some really nice pictures with my iPhone. It was quite an experience getting to watch the cowboys, and cowgirls, herding the cattle down the main highway. I need to practice riding more often so that I will someday feel comfortable enough on a horse to ride with them, instead of just following behind in an SUV.

Home Sweet Home

 After a few years in the city, Wes and I have decided to move back to the mountain for good. While we love the conveniences of living in town, there is no comparison to the peace and beauty of country living.

Working on the cattle ranch is no typical 8-5 job, but the benefits of living on the mountain far out way lifestyles anywhere else. Wes will have a short commute to work - 5 minutes to be exact. He will be able to come home for lunch most of the time, and usually be home a little after 5pm . There are occasions where he won't be home for lunch, or get home at 8pm depending on what work they have planned for the day, but that's all part of life on a ranch.
I will be running an at-home preschool class for two adorable little girls, so no more commuting for me. I'm so excited to be able to take all the time that I want to help them learn, and the ability to teach them anything I want. It's going to be a wonderful experience.

Living on the mountain will be very different than anything I've ever known. Country living is the perfect lifestyle for us, and our future family. There will be many challenges to face and overcome, but it will all be worth it. We are finally home sweet home.