Thursday, November 1, 2007

Kids at Halloween

Levi is our little monkey!
Hannah Banana, the cutest teddy bear. Where are her shoes? Silly girl!
Matthew, the tin man.
Elizabeth, as Dorothy
Joshua, a serious Luke Skywalker
Donna the Dead and the batglobe
Dr. Shivers, Heads-up Harry and the Monster that sings Monster Mash
Our hired help, the Butler and the Spirit Ball next to the witch
No, that's not me in the mornings...

Halloween 2007

The house looks so nice without siding...not!

The cemetery. You can see the grim reaper floating in the background. My Uncle Don built this coffin for our buddy, Count Vigor.


Here is my version of laundry heaven!
The fireplace in the Master bedroom. We still have lots to do both inside and out but we feel satisfied with what we have been able to get done.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Levi's Birthday

Levi made a great mess with the strawberry cake. Yummy...
Levi with his bio granddad opening up his gifts.
The older kids played a basketball game while waiting for cake.
The younger kids had fun playing on the playground.

More Construction


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

More construction

Corey got up on the existing roof (which will be cut off within the next week or so) to take this pix of the trusses.

It was really cool to watch the crane lift up the trusses. The framers (there is one on the left side) would walk on the top of the walls which was EXTREMELY hard to watch!

Easter morning

Here are all the kiddos, Easter morning.

Easter 2007

Easter afternoon was spent at my parent's house in Pleasant Hill. The kids searched for their eggs in teams. Michael was with Hannah. She LOVED looking for eggs! It was so cute to watch!
Joseph was with Levi who found some eggs on his own. Since Levi was born at the end of April this was his very first Easter!
The Josh and Liz team searched outside for their eggs.
Timmy tried to keep up with his small teammate, Matthew.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

2nd floor

The second story went up really fast!
Here is the view from the old part of the house, 2nd story. The framing is for the master bedroom, bathroom and closet.

Friday, April 6, 2007

More construction

Here you can see where holes have been cut in the side of the house on the second floor so debris could be thrown directly into the dumpster.
The entire upstairs has been gutted. There is nothing left but the studs.
The new family room. Two windows will be going in on this side and on the other side will be french doors.
The garage is looking really good. There in the back corner will be my food storage area which will be fully enclosed with a door.
Corey took this picture this morning. He is standing at what was once the bathroom on the second floor. Here you can see the floor for the new second level that is going in on top of the garage.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

More construction

Foundation is done and gravel has been brought in so the slab can be poured.
Here is the slab floor in the garage being poured.
It is still such a shock to see the entire family room is gone.
Walls have started going up in the garage.
Each day the framers make so much progress that I have to take a picture so we can remember all the steps. The garage is starting to look like a garage! Corey has ordered all the windows, trusses and garage doors! This is so exciting!

More construction

Corey borrowed Dad's backhoe and dug out for the foundation. Here you can see the forms that have put in before the concrete was poured.
Michael really had fun ripping down the back porch. I went out there and said "Michael! What have you done?" He just smiled and shrugged his shoulders.