It’s been a crazy year. Our oldest son spent the summer in San Diego, CA for Marine Corps basic training. Our youngest graduated high school, and our daughter started renting our house. Why renting? Julie and I have moved to the country. Royse City, Texas is our new home. For some time, Julie has worked at our friends’ working ranch / youth camp. Sabine Creek Ranch is located some 30 miles East of downtown Dallas. This used to be a horse ranch, and wouldn’t you know – the barn just happens to have an apartment in it. Julie and I moved out to the ranch on September 1, and are trying to get used to this new life as empty nesters. We’re taking this opportunity to scale back a little and simplify our lives. I’ll write more about our new place later, but for now I wanted to share a few photos of what life out here is like.