Tuesday, May 29, 2012

We have footings!

It was very exciting to get home from our family reunion in Indiana to see the progress that had been made while we were gone.
This is our garage...

The house is taking shape!
                                           Doesn't look much like our future bedroom, but it is.

This certainly reminds me of the wise man in Luke who dug deep to lay a foundation on the rock, so that when the rains, winds, and floods could not shake it.  Of course, the context is not only that a wise person would do this in the building process, but a wise person not only hears God's word, but also does it in his journey through life. (Luke 6:46-49)

Posted by Pam

Monday, May 14, 2012

Ground Breaking!

I thought it would be fun to look back at some pictures of getting our house site ready.  These pictures are from tearing down the old garage and stables.  Notice the concrete pad in the more recent pictures.
 In this picture you can see the back side of our camper.

Most of this work was done last spring.

Now fastforwarding to today.
 Setting the stakes for the house site.  The concrete pad will be broken up and will eventually be our front yard.
 The first scoop of dirt!
  At the end of the day there were 3 large dirt piles,
which turn out to be just right for Ryan and Max to climb on...

Yes, a NEW post....

      So sorry for not posting anything new since February.  We will be amazed if anyone out there is even still reading this blog!  But, this is just as much for us as for you, our readers.

      The problem with trying to catch you up since our posts in February is that we were already so far behind that we aren't even going to attempt it now, save some sparodic events that we just can't overlook.   Suffice it to say that we were busy, we were incredibly grateful for the mild winter, and we were far more blessed than we deserve.  We also have a treasure trove of memories (most of them even good!) of 5 people living in a camper/trailer compound of sorts.

     This is a great time to start posting again as the work begins on our new house.  Stay tuned for details!