Uprooted Magnolia

Nothing in Life Worth Having Comes Easy

Posted in Photography, Thankful by leahyetter on August 19, 2013

For 112 days, we continued to live in the hills at our former neighbors home after leaving the ranch while we looked for a new job for Patrick and while we waited for our forever home to be manufactured. If you don’t recall the reasons we lived in a temporary place, click HERE. (it’s a long post but the last paragraph explains it.)
I hasn’t been easy. And I’m constantly reminded that nothing in life worth having comes easy. But as of last Wednesday, we are living in our forever home!! There are some bumps and bruises that we are working out with the house but we are so happy to be in our new place before the first snowflake flies. Instead of running a 20,000 acre ranch as a full time job, we are on a 130 or so acre “ranchette” of our own. Patrick has gotten a great job with the state that allows him to ranch on the side and life is so good.
©Leah Yetter Photographer
Patrick has worked so incredibly hard to get us here and I couldn’t be more proud of him.
It is a bit of a mess since we are in the middle of moving but I did manage to get a few shots in the camera of our new surroundings.
©Leah Yetter Photographer

This is the view off of our north facing deck. The first night we could see storms over the mountains in the distance.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

The sunsets have been magical.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Now we are hitting the time of year when foggy mornings are the norm. I can’t wait to gear up and trek down into the meadows to capture some foggy, misty mornings.
I’m looking forward to life settling down a bit as winter is right around the corner. I hope to resume to regular posts here very soon, once I’ve got my office set up on a desk and not on a stack of boxes! Opening all of these boxes after 100 days of not seeing my stuff is kind of like Christmas. I can’t wait to make our house a home and cozy up to a warm fire and watch the snow fall. See you soon, Leah

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  1. Gregory Williams said, on August 19, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Nice. Good luck settling in.


  2. ranu802 said, on August 19, 2013 at 9:49 am

    You said it ,nothing worth having comes easy.You are so right.Good luck in your new home.


  3. Victoria Bennett Beyer said, on August 19, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Yea!!! I am so glad you are setting up your new home. I am so happy you get beautiful views of the mountains just sticking your head out the door! Here’s to a fantastic new chapter!


  4. misswhiplash said, on August 19, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Happy days Leah and Patrick…if those photos are just a wee bit of what we have to look forward to…then bring it on .Every happiness in your new home


  5. Francine said, on August 19, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Congratulations on getting settled in your new home. That scenery is beautiful! Achingly jealous.


  6. Ellen said, on August 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    wonderful view!!!! and even if it´s not exactly the same, I´m living something very similar …but I haven´t posted about it yet. Too tired most of the days … congrats on your new place!!!!


  7. standonthewall said, on August 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    That last photo is absolutely breathtaking. Congratulations on your new home. That has to be exciting! What an adventure!


  8. Sharyn Hutchens said, on August 19, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Leah, I am so happy for the two of you! As you said, nothing worth having comes easy and you guys should be congratulated for sticking it out and sticking together. Skip told me about some of the stuff you went through with the move, and I am in awe of your determination! Love you, kiddo!


  9. robertkarolakstudio said, on August 19, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Congrats Leah & Patrick from Donna & I. I remember our struggles when we first moved here from Illinois. Trust me.. its worth it! We never tire of our great scenery, wildlife, and the blessings of God’s creation.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and photos…. Cannot wait to see more of your fantastic journey!


  10. suzysomething said, on August 19, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Leah, I’m so happy for you and Patrick. You’ve both worked hard to get to this very special place–your forever home. Together…in your life adventures. You complement each other and your home in wonderful Wyoming. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with all of us who look forward to your posts and wish you well. May you and Patrick (and Tilda) thrive in your forever home. Fair winds and following seas…

    Sara Kate


  11. nonsensemydear said, on August 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Best of luck in your new home. It will be hard work getting settled in but so worth the effort!


  12. revellingsjoy said, on August 19, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Beautiful place Leah. Good to know that Patrick has a job that will allow him to also do ranching for himself, at your place. Sounds like an ideal situation. You two are a very lucky couple who have found each other, have your forever home and the best of luck to you both 🙂 ♥


  13. vlibero said, on August 19, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Reblogged this on parolechesisussurrano.


  14. Nancy said, on August 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I recently discovered your blog and enjoy your beautiful photos of the area where I lived in the 70s. The last photo is a great shot. It looks like Laramie Peak: is that right?

    Enjoy your new home.


  15. Doris said, on August 21, 2013 at 6:12 am

    Congratulations on your new home, Leah. The view is spectacular, that’s for sure. Hard to find so much open space here in Germany. Hope you will settle in easily and without too many more bumps. All the best to you, Patrick and Tilda. 🙂


  16. shedgepeth said, on August 31, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Reblogged this on The Tale of A Fleur-Di-Lis Cowgirl and commented:
    Love this gal’s blog! The scenery in her new forever home is exactly where I see myself:) Enjoy!


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