Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Some Progress

Despite the recent wet, windy weather, progress on the house has been coming along pretty well.  Here are some pictures I've taken over the past few weeks.

Thursday, May 12 
The basement walls are formed and we begin the 10 day wait for them to dry out.

They were able to start framing on Wednesday, May 18.  That night it stormed and rained quite a bit so they didn't work on Thursday.  Then Friday it rained a little too, so no work was done then either.  Go figure.  We've had a "drought" for months and now here comes the rain!

Sunday, May 22nd
The view from the back of the house.  The exterior walls in the basement are done.

Monday, May 23rd
The walls in the basement are framed out now and the floor trusses are in place.

This if the view from the front of the house.

Sunday, May 29th
The view from one of the kitchen windows...

And this is the latest view from the end of our driveway.
Eventhough we've built a house before, it is beyond crazy to actually walk through rooms we've only visualized on paper for the last several months.  Everything is pretty much as I imagined it would be.  I would really like to move a couple of doorways, but other than that things are looking great.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day

This Mother's Day the temps were in the 90s, which led us to one of our very favorite places.  The lake!  We tried to get out there with little work in mind, but as always, the lake and kids is always alot of work.  Thank goodness daddy took care of the packing and the chasing of kiddos.
We had quite the set up.
Sun, shade, and a great wind block.

The kids were dying to go swimming eventhough the water was frigid.  They didn't seem to mind at all!

It was a great day!  Really gets me excited for all of our camping trips this summer.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Playing in the Wheat

Every evening we've been heading out to the construction sight to check on any progress made on the new house.   We're building in the middle of a wheat field so the wheat just gets taller and taller by the day.  The kids just love running through it.
It's pretty much over Cruz's head now.

The boys were following their dad around looking for a flag that marked where the water well will go.
 There hasn't been too much progress on the house since last week.  They poured the walls of the basement and should be taking the forms off today.  Then we'll have at least a 10 day wait before they backfill and get started on the framing.  That's when it'll get really exciting for me!

Emmy and a few of the kids came out.  They had a ball throwing dirt and running, running, running.

I found this little stinker hiding behind a dirt pile.  Eating dirt of course!