About Us

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Howdy y'all-

Welcome to the family blog. For those of you who don't know us, we're an army family of three. Our location changes quite frequently, but we're currently living at Fort Knox, Kentucky. We are; Thane (dad, breadwinner, cookie fiend), Sarah (stay at home mom, military wife, chocolate, coffee, & art lover), and Asher (8 week old monkey baby, milk enthusiast). But most important of all, we love Jesus and seek to live lives that are obediant and pleasing to Him. He is "the way, the truth, and the life" (John 14:16), our faithful God and Redeemer, and our greatest joy!

So, what does an army family living on a military base in Kentucky have to do with a "Modern Ranch"?


Our dream home and final destination, God willing, is waiting for us on an 1000 acre cattle ranch located on the border of Nebraska and South Dakota. (The ranch lies on the south side of the border, in Nebraska, while our mailbox and hence our address and official residency lies on the north, in South Dakota- it's complicated.) We're in the process of building our home, a project we took on a month before our marriage in June of 2007. It's not finished yet, but we're getting there! Although we're both originally from Virginia, Thane's parents have owned the land and lived there for a number of years now. And this massive home building project has only been possible due to their extremely generous support. Without them, we woudn't be anywhere close to having a completed house!

Thane and I are both from the metropolitan of Northern Virginia-city folk- so most find it odd that we're choosing to settle in (literally) the middle of nowhere. And that's no exaggeration, the ranch is thirty minutes down unmarked dirt roads from the nearest small town, and three and half hours away from the closest "big" town (Sioux Falls, South Dakota). Even GoogleMaps can't pinpoint it. And we absolutely love it! It's 1000 acres of beautiful, peaceful, quiet land where we can enjoy a simple, slow life. "God's country", we like to call it. And the perfect place to raise Asher and any other little monkeys that are added to the pack.

I've wanted to start a blog to record the details of our experience on the ranch for years. I always assumed we needed to actually get there first, but there's so much involved in preparing to go that it's quite an experience even now! We've been so blessed to be able to build our dream home in such a beautiful place, praise God for His constant provision. But it's not over yet...our home has been quite the "Do it Yourself" project, and we hope to share it here with all with our family and friends.

So, here we go- saddle up, partner! (Last corny cowboy phrase, I promise.)

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