Thursday, August 27, 2009

Still working

Yes, the men are still going strong.
The children have become accustomed to the increase of very slow-moving vehicles driving by as they check out the progress. So accustomed that without stopping what they're doing, they just yell "yup, still working!" to any curious onlooker. Someday soon, they won't be able to say that :)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

No, No, No!

No, you may not keep the kittens.
No, they can't sleep in the box beside your bed.
No, I don't care how cute they (and your big blue eyes) look.
Because Mom said so, that's why. Now go ask your dad :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

the 3 little kittens...

Amidst the construction-- a discovery was made.
3 little kittens were found behind the make-shift shed. They all look quite healthy so we're assuming the mother is close by~
That being said, does anyone want some little creatures for a new pet? Hubby is WAY to allergic for keeping them in this house~ Come on-- you know you want one!! :) Look how cute!!

Monday, August 17, 2009


This is probably not very exciting to most- but for the little feet trying to complete school, it provided quite a distraction.

After determining from the experts that our HUGE oak tree was in fact gone, funeral arrangements were made. Who better to help? Shawn-boy to the rescue!

Meet Shawn. He is crazy. He tells us we might want to move the SUV, just in case. Note that the vehicle was parked right beside the house- but no worries!
Let's say a quick prayer for that 'just in case'
Really-- it's NO big deal to walk away from a tree that's notched out-- we've got all day~
Five minutes later-- no problem-- just where we wanted it to land :) Phew!
Big thanks to Valley Tree Service for another awesome job!! :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

lazy days of summer~

Friends have been asking us what we've been up to and I don't really have an answer other than-- just living summer life.

Leisure checker games with neighbor kids (in which Elizabeth is happy as long as she's winning)
New yard sale finds from big brother-- like this dinosaur costume Elisha thought Jacob would love~ And learning how to ride 2- wheel bikes 'all by myself daddy'!!
He's already gone 4 miles on the bike trail~ more than I can say for myself :)
Enjoy these hazy, lazy days while you can! We found acorns today and you know what that means...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

This old house...

is still being perfected. Thought ya might like an update of the progress. Let's start with Mr. Oak Tree-- (aka- the tree where the super-smart squirrels live-er, lived.)
We tried to save it, but it's not looking so swell-- and may have to dearly depart this beautiful back yard.

Yes- this beautiful yard... Still digging. And digging. Elisha is quite proficient in his skills. If only he were this enthused about spelling...

What's that fence looking thing back there? Lots of porch ceiling boards. Lots.
It's been quite a production around here. Why isn't Mom around? She's busy keeping everyone in line and getting them where they need to go--- yes- karate, karate, karate :)
Side porch coming along--
Slowly but surely.... just think-- we could see snow in 3 months.... here's to finished pictures by then :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Kefir Grains

If anyone is local and in need of kefir grains-- let me know-- mine are growing like crazy! If you don't know what kefir is-- it's like yogurt, only better for you. You can use a kefir mix which will last about 7 makings, or use kefir grains which will last forever. I got ours from