We will start with the dream, because that came first (5 years ago and a lifetime before that.)  During that time of trial that followed, Em and I put it out to the universe- we want our own place.  An opportunity to showcase all we have done throughout the years.  A place to bring people together and support our family/community.

We came to the East with this dream and worked tirelessly towards it, always hoping this would happen but being aware that you can’t force things to occur.

This week it actually happened.  It is funny how life works out sometimes.  I walked into the bank about a week ago to get checks cut.  At that time, the teller was having troubles with the printer and said it would take a few minutes.  She pointed me to the waiting area where there was a newspaper.

I picked up the newspaper (one I have never actually read before) and opened it to my surprise the first thing I saw was this opportunity at Province Lake about 5 miles from our house.

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A few seconds later my checks were printed and the teller told me to have a great day.  Little did she know that great day started with her having a printer she could not understand how to use. I left the bank got in the car and told Em what I had just read we were both in disbelief…

Within the hour I was driving over where I met Patrick, the golf pro.  We shot the shit and I knew in a few minutes this was where Em and I was destine to be (and so did he.)

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We were optimisticly cautious but after meeting the owners, the caution went out the window.

These two have been on their own path with many similarities to our own.  It was only a matter of minutes before we both realized what we had truly stumbled upon.

The chance to work and grow with kindred spirits, on a beautiful old property.

The stained glass was all done by the brother of the previous owners. They are amazing!
The stained glass was all done by the brother of the previous owners. They are amazing!

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Now all the hard work we put in is behind us and even harder work stands in front of us. Somehow this does not seem like hard work, it seems like something we have been preparing for since inception. We both have had trouble sleeping since then but sleep is overrated if you are not chasing the the dream.

With all that being said what we are about to embark on will be hard, will be filled with ups & downs but we are ready and willing to push forward raise the bar and make a future that we can be proud of, and hopefully teach the boys a few lessons on the way.

All I know is there is a whole lot more beautiful old spaces, stained glass and carvings in our future.

We will be sharing an office again.

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There will be difficult long days and when they come, we will pray-

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I just want to ask anyone that reads this to send us good thoughts and think positive about the blessing we have been given.  Our lives have been spent making other people money, at the cost of time with our family and each other.  We will be creating a restaurant the exact way we want in an amazing place, that is literally just around the corner.

HOLY SHIT THIS IS HAPPENING!!

I came to the realization what we internally knew to be true, to dream a dream is the starting point of what the future holds.

-Ryan

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