Saturday, July 10, 2010

A very busy week!

Well it's been one very busy week. My parents came up on the 3rd with 3 of my nephews. They all belong to my brother Jared and his wife Ellen. Strangely enough I didn't get a picture while they were here. Thankfully they will be back in a couple of weeks when Jared comes to wire the house for us! They celebrated 15 years on Wednesday and today was Jared's 36th birthday!

We had a great week! My dad was able to stay until Monday morning then he went back home to work at my Mee-Mees and his own backyard. Mom stayed and she and I managed the 6 kids everyday with Derek helping out in the evenings. They were all very well behaved and played beautifully together. Tuesday night they all, minus Levi, helped Derek build a track for his RC truck up in the back of our neighborhood, coined the Junkyard by Derek, Caleb and Lily. We enjoyed going to the local Splash Pad type place and having a picnic lunch on Wednesday. Of course Bible class that evening. Thursday we met a friend and neighbor with her three kids at Check E. Cheese and let the kids play games then we went on to a great local Italian restaurant for lunch. That afternoon we all went to see Toy Story 3 at an old nostalgic theater and had free kids meals at Captain D's. I love free kids meals and I now have a list on my phone of which restaurants have them each day of the week.

Friday I spent 4.5 hours at the new house, the majority of it with my builder and my cabinet maker. The rest with both of our builders. They are a husband and wife team. I am very thankful the kids were very well behaved for mom while I was gone.

During the week they finished framing the house and roofed it. There are a couple of small things that have to be fixed but nothing earth shattering. We are very happy with how everything is coming along and I LOVE the house!

Here are some updated pictures!

This is a side view of the front porch.

View from Great room into kitchen.

View of Great room through to Master bedroom (straight ahead) and master bath ( back left) and foyer and dining room front left.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Framing..... and Vacation

Well we've been in Peoria since last Saturday. Thanks to the Randlemans we had a great place to stay and fantastic company. Of course Jonna and I did plenty of shopping. There was plenty of food involved and great friends to catch up with. It was a very busy week but well worth it to catch up with everyone from our old stomping grounds. If only we could have the best of both worlds. Our friends from Peoria here in TN!

While we were gone the framers got very busy working on the house. This is what we came home to:

From Left to right this is what is says: Master Bath, Front Door, Dining Room, Laundry Room, Boys Room

Here's the back of the house:

From left to right, top row: Lily's Room, Bathroom, Kitchen, Great Room, Master Bedroom
From left to right, bottom row: Garage, Workshop, Bedroom, Unfinished basement.

There is a bathroom between the workshop and the bedroom. There are also two offices and a storm room in the basement on the front side of the house.

They are out there today framing again! Yeah! Have a happy Fourth!!!