Friday, June 25, 2010

Heading to Peoria this weekend! Can't wait to visit everyone!

In the meantime here is a look at our most recent decisions for the house. We've been working on the front door for at least 6 weeks.

Front Door:
It will have matching sidelights and a shoulder transom. It will also have two dividers in the glass to create three panes of glass.

Here's the tub:

The tub faucet:

The Master bath sinks and faucets:

Kids bathroom sinks and faucets:

They are pouring the concrete floor in the basement today and installing the septic system tomorrow and Monday. They also start framing on Monday. Hooray for progress!

So what's up in your world??

Love to all!

Monday, June 21, 2010

We have walls!

100 Tons of gravel! They delivered another 20 tons a couple of days later. WOW!

The Basement walls!

The front of the house, basement walls! Yeah!

Yeah! We finally have basement walls! It took 120 tons of gravel and a couple of weeks between digging the footings, getting the gravel, compacting the gravel and getting the Superior walls in place, but they are in! Last week they finished up and the plumbers came to do the preperatory plumbing before the concrete floor is poured for the basement. That should get done this week and then they should start framing! Last week for me was also spent picking out plumbing fixtures. Fun!

I made a short trip by myself to B'ham over the weekend. Please pray for my brother Jared and his family. Especially his wife.

Well here are some new pictures! Enjoy! (For all of you in the PIA area can't wait to see you next week!)

My Older Brother Jared, He tells the BEST stories!!!

My Goofy Dad! Always has something to say :)

My oldest brother Bryan, he's a braniac, in a good way :)

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Miscellaneous Pictures

Me and My hunny at the Daughtry concert!

The brick we chose for our house.

Lily doing what she does best, being goofy! Her last day of school they did a few songs for us and this is one of them.

Caleb driving the CASE with a little help from Daddy.

Lily riding the CASE with Daddy! She even got to help drive.

My fearless two older children.

Levi riding the CASE with Daddy!

Caleb petting a Kangaroo at Kentucky Down Under

Caleb being Caleb :)

My Hunny!

Me and my other best friend, My mom!!! She's the world's greatest!!! I Love You Mom!

Me and my favorite Cuz, Amy!

My Twin :) Love you Jonna! We were separated at birth LOL!

Me and my Princess! She was Shirley Temple for the day, or at least her hair was :)

A picture taken by my oldest, I thought he did a great job!

Lily getting her nails done by Aunt Ellen over spring break. She thought it was the best thing ever!

Levi and Dakota

Where to start?

So much has been going on it is hard to know where to start! Between house decisions, vbs and coupons. Not to mention the end of the school year and having three kids at home full time again. Oh and I can't forget the Daughtry Concert Derek and I went to. Things have been very very busy! But all is good. Things are definitely moving at a snails pace with the house. They finished digging out for the foundation and the driveway then we find out that we have to have the soil tested. It was part of the original quote from the Superior Wall company but none of us realized things would be delayed because of this. The Soil Engineer was supposed to go out there today to test the soil. I don't know if he has to wait to get the results back but I sure hope not. Hopefully, and I say this with as much optimism as possible, we will have a basement in two weeks time. However I am not holding my breath.

We have picked the stone, brick, Hardie Board colors. As well as decided on windows and the front doors. We've also met with the Cabinet Builder and decided on the kitchen, master bath and kids vanities. I have no idea what to do with the laundry room but hopefully I will be able to figure something out. I want all the spaces to be highly functional and organized.

Derek gave me tickets to see Daughtry for my Mother's Day present! We went Sunday night after services. One of the wonderful young ladies from church watched the kids for us while we went. Cavo and Lifehouse were the opening acts. I hadn't heard any of their music until the last song by Lifehouse, " Hanging by a Moment". They were good though. Daughtry was awesome! I have both of their CD's . Kelly Clarkson came on and did "Fast Car" with Chris. You can search on You Tube to see/hear it. He also did a Phil Collins Song. A famous one although I can't think of the name of it. He did another song with the Lead Singer of 3 Doors Down and yet another with the lead singer of Lifehouse. Not to mention singing most of the songs off of their albums. It was great but my ears were ringing all night and I didn't sleep much due to the music running through my head. :) Totally worth it though!

The kids have been having a blast playing on the enormous dirt pile at the home site. Filthy as can be afterwards but hey, their kids, right?

School has ended and both are moving on. Caleb will be in starting the SEARCH program. It is for the gifted kids. I believe it has a different name every where you go. He is excited about it as are we. We are very glad he will be challenged.

Our VBS is next week. We are studying the Parables of Jesus. I'm teaching the 12m to 3 year class with another young mother. I think we've got it all ready to go and the kids are excited about it. Last year was the first time we've had one at Skyview and I think it went very well.

Well I've got to go. I'll try to post a variety of pictures later this evening. I hope you are doing well. Please drop me a line or two and tell me what you've been up to.