Dana Mize& the big m ranch
Our families have been on the hunt for the right track of property for the past 2 years, trying our hardest and busting our butts to prepare ourselves to take the leap of faith, sell what we can, keep what we want, manage our budgets and own our own, as Tammy would put it, "Compound" ha ha ha
We have searched through an endless amount of tracks that were close but no cigar. We have had several deals with property fall through and of course we would all get disappointed, sad and upset.
The loss of what we thought was the perfect property over and over again had us questioning ourselves and left us confused about how we could make our situation better.
At this point we were left with a bitter taste about moving and we didn't want to have to explore unplanned avenues for starting a new chapter in our lives... no one really does when you have a plan in mind.
Let me explain.
We all live together, yes, in one house.
Each of us taking care of the others, financial problems, emotional issues, career advice, accomplishments, disappointments, tears and laughter we are all able to tackle life together, which I have come to realize is a pretty darn genius way to go through life.
Yes, there are times in our family, just like in any other family, where we could strangle each other, but for the most part we keep life on the light and happy side and focus on our goals together
and in the end, it all seems to work itself out.
With Houston and I being a young couple getting prepared to get married and start our lives as one, we knew the we would want a home of our own, a family our own, but to keep our close knit family, well, Close!
So we kept our eyes on the big picture, patiently waited, and prayed about our situation.
In the mean time of searching for property to live on, we were also searching for Hunting property. We are all avid hunters and love when Deer season hits the upstate!
At that point we were a few weeks away from the season open date.
Brian ended up calling an old business client to see if she would mind if we hunted her property.
And would you know....
During their conversation she offered the property to us to BUY. We couldn't believe it! When we weren't expecting or looking, the opportunity presented itself.
Brian told everyone when we got home that night and you could immediately feel that excitement rush over the room, hopes were brought higher than ever before and our minds got rolling on the
"What if this is it!?!?" question.
After talking ourselves down from the udder surprise and excitement, we had a talk about it, we prayed over it, had another discussion, broke open the books to see if this would financially work for us, prayed some more, had another discussion and on
October 18th, 2013
God made his entrance, placed his hand on our family and showed us the way.
This was it! It was really happening!
Below are the photos of all of us the night we signed the contract!
This was our first step to reaching our dream of owning our "Homestead" :)
So,what to do now that we have secured our new property?
Sell our current house.
Harder than it sounds, right?
Kinda scary? Yep.
But Brian has this genius phrase, not complex at all, but it makes so much sense it will definitely create the "Face-in-palm" effect. Here it is...
"Either you want it, or you don't"
simple as that
We are doing everything in our financial, faith, and determined power to make this happen. Because we want it!
So here we go. Selling our house, moving to a new town, new schools, a new area, more land, and the Good man Upstairs by our side.
With a little bit of faith, and a whole lotta' love, everything is possible!
25. Married to my High School sweet pea, Houston. We have lived in a 216 sq ft camper working on 3 years now to become as financially free as possible while building our first home ourselves on 25 Acres in the Upstate of South Carolina.