Dreams coming true… Our Pioneer Life on the Ranch!!

We are getting closer to our dream life coming true and living our pioneer life on the ranch. I couldn’t be happier. Right before Christmas our pool was started. We also signed the contract to start on our home on February 1st. We decided to go with a fiberglass pool since we wanted a saltwater pool.

Saltwater Pool

Each of our three grandsons picked out a must-have they wanted. One wanted a slide, the other a waterfall and our youngest wanted a jacuzzi, the pool we picked will have all of these. Our pool is such a blessing and easy to keep clean.


Dream Home

We are getting so close to our dreams coming true, we knew when we sold both of our homes and moved out to the ranch we would need patience, we love this life and have enjoyed every step along the way.

Stay tuned for the next steps as every day our pioneer life is coming true! We have so much going on but I can not forget we planted a ton of fruit trees and got chickens to add to our pioneer life!

Here is a sneak peek at our future home! This was a long process and these plans when have had for years so having them finally come true is so exciting!



Dream Land

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Never give up. We have planned this our whole married life, living below our means so that one day we can live bill free. We are so excited and looking forward to retirement life with no bills. We will have our vacation in our backyard. Between our pool and animals, we have an abundance of wildlife in our backyard. No more having to travel to fish or hunt.

Relaxation Stations! Helping Your Children Distress At Home

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When our children have so many different pressures, whether it’s to perform better in school, or to take on more extracurricular activities, we must provide a comfortable home environment that protects them. But while having a child-friendly home could mean that you are wrapping it in cotton wool you need to make sure that the home is a relaxing environment so they can forget all of their troubles as soon as they come through the front door. But are there simple ways to help our children relax at home?


Set Up Relaxation Stations

When our children come home, they would tend to go to their room and play video games or watch television. In theory, this is a perfect way to relax, but if you want them to avoid being overstimulated, which can cause additional stress and anxiety, you may want to think about something a little bit more. Recommending they have a relaxing bath is all well and good, but if you have the space, installing a pool or a jacuzzi is a fantastic opportunity to help everyone get away from all their troubles and just float. If you have the space, you could install an in-ground pool or an above-ground pool. The article Above-Ground vs. In-Ground Pools can provide you with some useful solutions. But we have to remember that when our children come back and feel stressed, we don’t automatically pressure them to do other things. They want that time away, so if we can install something like a relaxation station, this will help calmness and relaxation to become a learned habit.


Relaxing With Your Children

They can feel the pressures, and when they come home, and we start barraging them with numerous questions, it’s understandable that they don’t want to talk! And perhaps it’s important that in the comfort of your own home you all take the opportunity to unwind after a difficult day. It’s certainly very difficult when there are so many things that need doing. But if you take the opportunity to focus on quality family time, even if it’s 15 minutes where you all sit and relax, this is something you are all doing together as a family and you’ll all feel the benefits. It can take a while to get into, especially if you’ve got skeptical and cynical children, but little techniques like progressive muscle relaxation, yoga, or even a little walk around the block can give you that opportunity to unwind together.


Focusing On Adequate Downtime At The Weekends

Some of us feel that we need to get out and do things on a Saturday or Sunday, but if our children feel like they are forever on the go, by implementing proper downtime at the weekend, can help everyone to calm down. 


We are all over-stressed in the modern world and if our children start to feel these problems, it can be a slippery slope. You need to nurture a relaxing environment, so try these techniques and see if you all feel the benefit as a family.