Welcome to Lozier’s Peaceful Valley – a blog about our home, our family and our lives. Our large, but humble house was built 150-200 years ago. The Bates family built it and several subsequent generations of Bates family members lived there until we bought it in June, 1994. There were no surviving direct descendants and the house came complete with 150 years worth of diaries, letters, photographs and other Bates family memorabilia. We bought a piece of history in 1994 and can’t imagine anywhere else to call home. Shawn, Erik and Weston spent their childhoods here – many happy memories, a fair amount of mischief and lots of exploring.
Though there’s not much traffic on this dirt road, there’s been a lot of traffic through our house. Since 1994, 24 young people from 13 different countries have also called this “home” – 16 in just the past five years. This does not include a countless number of guests from near and far. Our lives have been blessed by this house. By reading this blog, you can join us in our little piece of heaven. Come share our lives, our love, our happiness and our challenges. It’s not always peaceful in the Peaceful Valley, but it’s our home and we love it.