Wednesday, June 30, 2010

House Building- Framing

Starting the Framing
The boys were playing outside
Dad nailing the boards together
Setting in the studs
Reuben trying to help
He thought it was pretty cool
Helping Daddy
Measuring to make sure we got it right!
My kitchen is on the far left and the garage is on on the right!
This is the garage end
Here is the wall between the kitchen/living room and garage
Phil tearing the plates off the top....we had to take this wall apart and fix it!
He was having a pretty good time...he just never smiles when I take the picture!
Our garage doors!
So here's all the pictures of the last couple days. We've been framing the walls and getting them up. There were a lot of people helping but it rained all day yesterday and I didn't get any pictures. So, the people that helped were......Bro. Paul Harris, Lance Chace, Dawson Tozier, and the regular crew. Lance has been coming out in the evenings and tomorrow Josh is gonna come out and help too!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Girls Night Out!!

Ang, Tori and I went to Chena Hot Springs last night!! It was SO much fun. Ang and Tori were planning to go out and Josh volunteered to watch the boys so I could go!! That was SOOOOO sweet of him. They are a handful by the way. We didn't get out there til' after ten but it was a very fun two hours with the girls. I got to visit with Ang on the way out and Tori and Ang on the way back. It was really nice. So, here's a few pictures at about one in the morning on the drive home!! We dropped Tori off to get her car at her Grandparents. Oh, Ang and Tori,,,,,I didn't post the horrible ones!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

House Building 3

Jesse and Reuben
Jonny and Davy
Phil digging in the well ditch
Beautiful day...I love this picture!
Davy and Reuben
Phil digging was about a seven foot ditch.
The pipes are in
Putting the pump down into the well
The guys were working HARD!!
Father Son team
The ditch after we filled it in!
The ditch BEFORE we filled it in.
So, here's some pictures of us working at the land again. I wish I had gotten some of us shoveling in the ditch. We worked pretty hard. I know...because I feel it in my muscles today!! :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

10k Runner's!!

Here's Ang and I before we started our run!! We were SO excited!!! We made it the entire 6.2. miles without stopping and we still looked pretty good when we got done! There was no one there to take pictures and I didn't want to carry a camera the whole time! So, Maybe next time we can get somebody to come take pictures of us! We had a great time and it was so neat to hit a HUGE goal!! Next up, the half-marathon in August!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

House Building Part 2

So, they poured our concrete today!! YAY!!! It looks SO cool!! I was bummed I forgot to ask Dad to take pictures for me while they were actually pouring! Dad said the truck was huge and it was really neat to watch the guy pour it! Anyways, oh well, we are going to let this sit for a week to harden really well before we start putting the walls up! I am SO excited because I am going to get to help with the framing some!! So, just keeping everyone updated on the building!! It is a HUGE part of our life this year!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

House Building!!

Setting the electric pole Gabe( a cool guy Phil works with) and Dad
Setting the pipes....Dawson and Dad
The foundation finished at this point in time!
Isn't it beautiful?!
The Boys playing in Gabe's Bobcat!!

So, we're pouring concrete tomorrow!! I thought I would just write a short little update! The guys have been working SO hard over there trying to get everything ready! They are finishing up some pounding of the braces today or something like that. We have the well in and the radiant floor heat down and the electric in! I thought I would post a few pictures of the progress!!! So, here it goes!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


How many of us actually get to know our neighbors? The one's we live next door to for "X" number of years? I finally broke out of my shell when we lived on Christine Drive and got to know the neighbors across the street and boy, I'm SO glad I did!! They have a VERY similar family as we do! Angie and Seree have been married for 9 years just like Phil and I.....they were married the week before us the same year!! They have Jaiden who's eight right Jonny. Trevon who's six just like Davy, Syria and Jesse were born a month apart. Quentin is a year older than Reuben but right around the same age!

They homeschool their kids and go to Church. We have one of those don't talk for awhile friendships where we pick right back up where we left off!! It's SO wonderful! I hope to continue to be a blessing to her as she is to me. I also hope to become better friends. We went over there yesterday to play and the boys had the best time EVER!!! We hadn't seen them since we moved in November! Anyways, I just think getting to know your neighbors and witnessing to them might lead to wonderful life long friendships. So, push yourself out of your comfort zone and get to know the people who may one day be a bosom buddy!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

4 Days Till Race Day!

So, I don't know how many of you know, but I've been training with my sister-in-law Angela for a couple months now for The Midnight Sun Run. It is 6.2 miles long and I thought I would die just thinking about going that far. Well, to my great surprise....Ang and I seem to be doing it just fine! We ran five miles a couple times last week and I am sure that another one won't kill us. Actually, after the first three miles your legs pretty much go numb and your breathing levels out and you're good to go! I know there's lots of Christian people out there that think Blogging is self-serving. I look at it as a way to let everyone you love that's far away see what's going on in your life! I'm so busy, that getting on the phone and having a conversation is most of the time out of the question. There are so many interruptions. There are still many when you're online too but I can stop and come back to them without feeling guilty. So, I just wanted everyone to know what was going on in my life! It has been great as a family activity because the boys love to come with me on their bikes or for a ride in the stroller!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Where have the years gone??

Tomorrow will be 9 years since I said " I Do" to a 6' 4" sandy haired 20 year old boy!! I can't believe how young we were!! It seems as though it was a life time ago! The funny thing is that I love him now more than I ever thought I would! You think you know what love is when your seventeen but you really don't!

We have grown up together since I was twelve and I don't remember a time when Phil wasn't around! We played together, went to Church together, our families ate dinner together all the time and his sister's are my best friends!! I am SO thankful the way the LORD worked in it all. It isn't the most romantic was actually really rocky there for awhile. Me growing up learning how to be a wife and mom right away! We've had our hard times and now we just fit!!! Without the Lord's grace in my life and Phil's we would probably still be squabbling about something insignificant.

Phil isn't the most romantic person in the world but he sure loves me more than most people know. He protects me and cares for me in his way. He still makes my heart pound when he looks at me a certain way and makes me laugh harder now than he ever has! I've learned to go with his never ending sense of humor and his teasing! He is sooooo sweet to me and I couldn't ask for a better Husband. He is a STRONG spiritual leader and has always challenged me to be more godly than I am!

He is also THE BEST DADDY in the whole world!! If any one knows me at all they know I wanted and some days still want a baby girl, but the LORD has blessed us with boys and when I see them with their makes me melt! He loves his boys SO much!! He teaches them how to ride their bikes and fish, to be sweet to their Momma, he comforts them when their hurting and always, always, always tells them to come to him for whatever they need!! He's not perfect by any means, but he is raising our boys to be strong christian men just like him and he doesn't even realize it most of the time. Their Daddy is their hero and I think that's the way it should be!!

So, on my anniversary I say to my Hubby, my love, my protector of 9 years.........I love you more each day! You make me feel so very honored to be your wife and raise your children. Thank you for all that you do and for how well you treat me!! You are my one and only and I cherish and reverence you more than you know!!!