We have enjoyed this place more than we could have ever imagined! We've celebrated (almost two!) Thanksgiving(s), New Year's Eve, spring break, Easter, birthdays, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and countless weekends. We've had so many friends and family members out (and if you haven't been out- COME!).
The house was pretty much move-in ready, but we made some personalized touches here and there (paint, etc). We have taken our time furnishing the house and finding all the right pieces and fixtures (also because it's expensive to furnish two homes!)!
We have seriously loved all of the memories we have made. The kids learned more in a year about the outdoors than in all their years combined. Dirty nails, chasing grasshoppers/lizards, digging in the dirt, climbing on hay bales, hacking through trees and brush, finding gophers, picking sticker burs out of feet, poking fires.... the list could go on and on and on.
There is no way I could pick favorite pictures from the past year out there... but I'm going to try! I will inevitably leave out too many, but here are some of my favorite things from throughout the past year!
First day out there that we owned it!
Tex is a huge fan!
First family weekend out there!
Everyone stayed busy!
The beginning of a beautiful relationship between Anthony and his pond!
The first (and now only!) campout!
Family fire time!
Jay has fallen in love with fishing!
A random warm November day...
And the kids wanted to "swim"
The beginning of the hide and seek with our gopher!
Grandma and Grandpa at Thanksgiving!
Anthony and his best bud Jake fishing on his birthday!
Christmas parade in Brenham!
New Year's Eve crew!
The mommas on NYE! Wild and crazy!
Random fishing fun!
It's a family favorite!
One of our favorite parts of being there on the weekends...
St. Patty's Day in the bluebonnets!
A random Mommy/Molly day!
Jay loves finding new creatures out there!
Easter egg hunt with the cousins!
Iowa family in town!
The girls from Iowa (plus me!)
Our biggest porch church yet...
Memorial Day weekend!
Baby Kelsey's newborn photos at the ranch!
Julie working her magic!
A family shot at the ranch...
It was SO important to me to have our pictures taken there!
We love it so much!
4th of July with the Moriarty clan!
I waited TEN months to enjoy the mint from my garden!
It was an occasion to celebrate!
More 4h of July pics!
Mom helped me brave the Brenham water park with all four kids!
We were exhausted but it was worth it!
Grammy came for a visit!
Grandma and Grandpa help set up the ping pong table!
One of the kids' favorite things there is the HUGE bath tub!
Dove hunting on opening weekend from the porch in the rain!
Mom and I exploring the local spots!
I love this shot!
Good times with friends!
As you can see, it's been a fun-filled and jam packed year! This isn't even a tenth of the photos! We are so excited to add more memories!
We have filled our lives with this place more than we could have imagined. This ranch has blessed us more than we knew! Every time we go out there we fall in love with the place all over again. So thankful for Squill Ranch.