30 September 2011

Moving Right Along

These days have been all about moving. That is right, after just 18 or so weeks of building the house we are now moving into it.  As a result of moving, however, my cable for my camera is never in the same place as my camera so I have no uploaded pics for you.  But I do have some pics of Matthias.  Seeing as you haven't seen him since he was first born these can be new to you!

19 September 2011

Mowing the Lawn

We have lawn!  Unless you were incredibly aware of our lack of grass and difficulty in growing it at our old house you will not understand my joy in our lawn now!  Some of it is crabgrass, but you know what? It is green, and therefore beautiful!

15 September 2011

Apparently, I like Color

Today is a different sort of house building post.  For one, I don't have a picture of the house to share with you.  Mostly because I am usually holding an infant now which makes documenting the house with tons of pictures challenging.  Between that little tidbit, the fact that it is dark early, and raining today, I haven't taken any great pictures of the finished drywall in the house.  It truly is, just as I said it would be, a transformation!  

Finished sheetrock obviously, gets me thinking about painting.  Tyler and I are planning a painting work party for the 24th of September.  You, if you are reading this, are invited.  Come help paint.  This upcoming party has me busy trying to confirm paint colors for our new house so that I can have most of it purchased for the work day.  Today, the boys and I stopped at Lowe's with one goal in mind:  Collect various samples of the colors we think we want in the house.  Well, we came home with colors from every color group.  Why?  Because apparently, our new house is going to be very colorful.  What can I say?  We like color.  


Alas,  we did not get enough red and brown samples.  I need to go back to Lowe's to find the correct shades.

09 September 2011

Housebuilding: Week 16

This week concluded the inevitable "crunch week" to a close as we finished our preparations for insulation and sheetrock and got ready to watch the transformation.  We had lots of great help with this preparation.  My father came and helped our builder finish the last door and window; not to mention helping me with transforming the stairs.  John and Tyler were able to wrap up the electrical in time for Ty to take the big men camping. Even Caleb pitched in by helping me run those last couple of wires in that itty bitty crawl space.  

Can you see the difference a door makes?

The pocket door studs are in now, thanks to the help of my brother.

Tyler and Randy installed this ceiling in one Saturday morning.  Isn't it a beauty!

All wrapped up and ready for sheetrock.