Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pouring again soon

We are pouring our walls on Monday. Phil had to go out today and get a few things buttoned up on the big walls. This is Nick and Cindy place. We actually sit back alot further so we probably won't even see their place and if we do it will just be the roof line.
Nick and Cindy were out working on their place today too. You can barely see Cindy down there on the ladder.

The open side will all be wood framed wall and be the daylight part of the basement. Bryan says that this is the slow part and once we the concrete all done things will start moving alot faster. Lets hope.
On Tuesday Addyson has to have some dental work done and they will be using conscious sedation on her. So please wish me luck, we have to go to Moscow and then bring her home. Its going to be a long day.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Play Along

This is kind of fun what kind of thanksgiving side dish are you?
I am Green Bean casserole!(Kristi Ottmar)
I am Savory Sweet Potatoes Souffle

(Sorry I didn't know it was a actual quiz. Soo I took and this is what I am. If you want to take the quiz click on the sight above.)

Friday, November 21, 2008

1st Pour...

Today we poured our footings!! How exciting right. It went well and didn't take as long as I thought it would. On to the walls next week.


Morgan, Sierra, and Addyson relaxing while waiting for the concrete to be poured.


More house pics...

It is hard to see but, that little speck down there is our first delivery!! When it is blown up you can see it lots better.
I am so excited to be able to wake up and see this view in the morning. I thought it was kinda cool with the fog (or smog) hanging in the valley above the river.

And there it is, our first order of building material. Be looking for more, we pour our footings today.


100 things...

I seen this on Tami's blog and thought it would be fun and then seen that Michelle had done it as well. So here it goes my answers are in white
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band ....at school
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland /world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked (no one picked us up though)
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Stayed up all night without going to sleep
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someones life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Still moving...



Well things are still moving along. Hopefully next week we will be pouring concrete!



Addyson had fun out at the property today. She ran around and get filthy dirty. I am going to go get her some carhartt pants and jacket so we don't ruin all of out good clothes. I will be posting more pics soon, keep a look out.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Finally Digging

Well, we finally have the beginnings of a hole. They will finish digging tomorrow. I can hardly believe it is happening. I truly thought I would never see this day. I am going to go out tomorrow and get some more pics and hopefully some video of them moving the dirt. It was kind of crazy to watch, it reminded me of a carnival ride or something the way it moves.
I will be taking pictures throughout the whole process because my plan is to do a scrapbook from start to finish. So be watching for lots more pics.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Phil's Pinning

Phil had his pinning ceremony for getting promoted to captain. I took all the girls down for it. Richie was also pinned for his full time position. It was kinda cool that they were pinned at the same time.

Well, on the home front, it is kinda looking like we will be digging next week and getting things started. I am still not getting my hopes up to much, but it is kind of exciting. I will keep ya posted.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Shakin' It!

video

This was so hilarious! I had to put it on here. I know I have done 2 in one day, but I couldn't resist!

Dammy's Princess

Today I went to pick Addyson up from my Mom's, she had spent all day yesterday and last night with her Dammy, and this is what I walked in on... Breakfast in bed. I was cracking up. A 2 1/2 year old eating breakfast in bed. My daughter has it so hard when she is with her Dammy. And I wonder why she can be such a little diva.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Do things ever go as planned?

I am beginning to think that making plans for anything is a great big waste of time. And to try and make plans on a time schedule...well you may as well forget it. I know that we will be out on the property one of these days or years, but it just doesn't seem to want to happen all that soon for us. So I think we are going to be staying put for a little while and just purchase our land. Hopefully we can start building in the spring, but I am not getting my hopes up. Thank God we found the rental we did and we have plenty of room here. I know things supposedly happen for a reason, but I am starting to wonder who exactly we pissed off along the way.

I am really trying to see all the good...like my kids are healthy, we DO have a roof over our heads, I have husband that loves me and vise versa, and again my kids are all healthy. Really I guess I can't ask for more.