What a difference 2 years can make. I honestly thought the house fire was the worst thing that might happen to us, and then we were blessed with Quinn who gave us a run for our money. 2 years ago, we lost our house after moving into it just 3 short months prior, and remodeling it a large chunk of it.
We want to thank everyone for the continued support of our family throughout the trials that life has presented, it is honestly the most humbling experience to know you have family, friends, strangers and new acquaintances who are praying and sending you their support to get you through.
Our lives have forever been changed though these battles for the better, we have grown as a family, grown as individuals, and have a true understanding of the meaning of community. We want to take this time to remember and look back at how far we have come in the past 2 years as well as the past 3 months since Quinn decided to call us her Family.
As a family we spent a few days back helping with harvest back at our South Dakota ranch. It was a beautiful (but HOTT) few days. The kids were so excited about seeing the combines in action and had tons of questions about farming (of which, I did my best to answer but let us be honest, I am completely stumped by a lot of the farming equipment).
We also helped to tear apart the corrals that were on the South Dakota place to take back to Montana for everyday use. The Princess remembered feeding cattle and taking care of the babies in those barns, not too bad for only being 4 and spending just 2.5 years on that ranch. Wildman was just excited to be in the mix of everything. It was bittersweet, as this was the last major task of moving things from SD to MT. The cowboy and his father built a huge majority of those corrals over several decades, and within 3 days they were tore down, stacked on the trailers and heading back to MT to be reassembled for further Kougl Ranch use.