Ben and Arielle were introduced on December 7, 2010, started “getting to know each other” on January 28, 2011. Ben thoroughly surprised Ari by popping the question on August 28, 2011, and they were married happily ever after on July 28, 2012.
Our dream is to purchase ~20 acres with the ability to pay it off within 5-10 years. We want to build an earth-sheltered, custom-designed “hobbit hole”, mortgage free, using sustainable methods and materials. Our home will be large, big enough to accommodate lots of family and friends, and as many children as God provides. The acreage will be large enough to accommodate a guest house or two, large gardens, adequate pasture for our hens, goats, sheep, cows, and pigs, as well as an orchard with honey bees.
We want to live God-honoring lives. For us, this means not being reliant on others, having no debt, eating healthily by the work of our hands, and using what He has given us to minister to and bless others.