Saturday, October 31, 2009

framing is almost done

we're continuing to make progress on the house! and actually the trusses are up so more updates will be coming soon....

here is the front of the house starting to take shape. it has been raining like crazy here so work days are interrupted and not consecutive.....kind of frustrating but progress IS being made and it sure is exciting!

these are the two samples of stone that we are trying to decide on for the front of the house. it will cover the entire center section.


the picture below is the girl's bunk room. instead of separate bedrooms for each of the children we decided to do a boy's bunk and a girl's bunk. that way, Lord willing, if we ever have another child we won't have to RE figure the room situation. i never liked having to do that in this house so this is a great solution for us! :)

this is the back of the house. dancy and hank are standing in front of the garage.


it is rainy and super windy today....but we're still hoping to stop out to the house and take some updated pictures and write more scripture.

on a side note....little dubs first birthday was wonderful!! i'll hopefully get to posting his party soon. he has still not taken any steps on his own.....little stinker :)

Friday, October 30, 2009

my little laughing baby

today dancy had my little one year old in stiches!! i am so glad i caught this on video :) she was blowing a leftover party balloon up and letting it go.

oh...and mid laugh he manages to stuff some puffs in his mouth :) funny little man!

video

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

happy first birthday little dubs..



precious little boy. i can hardly believe that one year ago today our 5th little blessing was born. how thankful i am. how much i love you. your full little lips, your dimples, your soft blond hair, your smile......and for most of your first year you were so calm and laid back.

now that you are one, you are finding your voice, moving around, and letting your own little personality shine. i love it!

today we are blowing up balloons, decorating the house, and smothering you with kisses (which we always do :) ). your big party is tonite! God has been so good to us, we are so thankful He gave us you!

Happy First Birthday Dubs :)

Friday, October 9, 2009

marking the house with scripture


Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
Deuteronomy 6:5-9

When we go out to see the house I have been taking sharpie markers with me. We have all been taking turns writing scripture on various parts of the house! :) It has been really important to us, throughout this entire process, to remember that God is the most important, the all giving, the everlasting. Things and people in this world will come and go but HE alone is our desire.

It's starting to get cold and rainy here. And while I truly do love the change of seasons I am more aware of how much RAIN we get this time of year! .....we are about 2 weeks behind schedule. The builder is not concerned at this point though. The goal is to get the roof on before the snow starts to fly. And please, let's not talk about snow yet! :) :)

Also, we are attempting to sell our house by owner. I put a website together to market it, yet have not "announced" per say, or "started" selling it yet...(does that even make sense?) because we are painting the inside of our garage. So hopefully the 'For Sale by Owner' sign will go out on Monday and I will begin to be a bit more aggressive in posting the house site on free classified sites.

Friday, October 2, 2009

beginning to frame the house

this may seem somewhat uneventful for most but this is a way for me to journal the progress of our house :) here the basement is beginning to be framed. the big box on the left is the garage. it will be filled with dirt, and then cemented. the notch at the front of the screen on the garage is the first stall.

here i am standing in the back of the house. the white square to the right is the window in the guest bedroom. this is the basement and the framing is coming right along! :)
this is the following day...i am standing facing the opposite way than the picture above. deanie (in the green shirt) is in the guest bedroom. the steel beams and posts were set. exterior of basement walls were finished and the floor joists were started! way in the back to the right where you see wood leaning against the cement wall in the shape of the letter "A" is the playroom.
whew! then yesterday the floor joists were finished and the baseboard laid for the mainlevel and you can see they started framing the garage! we drove up tonite and i forgot my camera but the garage is all framed in...now.

an observation mr. daddy and i have both made is that the size of the house during the different phases of building is so deceiving! sometimes the house seems huge...other times i think "how can this little square be a bedroom?" then the walls go up and you get get a better "feel".......

as far as 'selections' and decisions...right now we have to narrow down our kitchen appliances. we had to have a pretty firm cabinet layout for the kitchen done at this point as well....which we have :)

so far we are loving this process, not feeling overwhelmed and just enjoying! :) we would love to be a good example of working together through the house-building process. i'm pretty sure we'll survive! :) :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Friday Favorites

it's friday! here are a few of my favorite things.....

1. philosophy flavored lip shine in ALL flavors! this one is yummy for fall :)


2. fiestaware! i collect fiestware in white, cream (which is light yellow) and turquoise. i really like the small bowls. perfect for personal side dishes, or small snacks.

3. jonathan park adventure cd's. it's true. the whole family loves these adventures!! :)


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