Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A very busy July!

Jan holding Arlee and Eli the day before the 4th of July. Eli definitely weighs more than Arlee. I think he passed her up when he was 2 months old and she was 5 months old!

Last week, I met DeAnn, Mason, and Justin in Holbrook at Grandma and Grandpa Roger's house. These kids had fun playing together, making messes together, and getting cleaned up together. It's pretty crazy when you put 3 two year olds together in one small house with a LOT of sewing stuff. This is Mason, Joy, Lucy, and Justin in Grandpa's new tub.
Eli is the cutest, smileyest little boy you've ever seen. He gave his first grunty little laugh at in Holbrook when I was playing with him at Grandma's house.

These pics of the temple aren't that great, but here it is. The steeple you see is from the chapel they are building next to the temple. The walls are big stone slabs that are being trucked in. Half of the bottom level of the temple has the stone facing up. I've heard that the temple is ahead of schedule due to the lack of rain we've had here.

Finally, this is what our house looks like. The framing's up and the trusses should be up by the end of this week. We finished picking out everything, which is a very tedious job. I sure hope it turns out okay.

Monday, July 13, 2009

We have a garage...and a patio!!!

The foundation for our house was poured on the Thursday before the 4th. The garage and patio were poured last week some time. On Friday, Dale's day off, we ran from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. trying to figure out everything we want in our house. We went to Home Depot 3 times!There are sooo many options and choices to be made. We had to figure out our interior and exterior paint colors, stain color for cabinets, countertop color, marble color for the bathrooms, and the list goes on and on. Not only do we get to choose all of these colors, but we need to make sure they don't clash. It's a lot of fun, but definitely a lot of work-especially with kids.
Last week we went to Sierra Vista and went swimming in their awesome swimming pool at The Cove. We met Flint and Jan there, and Cooper and Joy were in heaven swimming together. Lucy loved playing with the tubes and Eli fell asleep in the warm pool. It was a fun and much needed trip out of town.
Well, Eli's screaming his head off. That's the update for now. The house should be framed this week. Yeah!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Smiles, kids, and house

Eli is happy little boy. He has recently started smiling. He has not laughed yet but he getting ready to. He had his two month vistit a couple of weeks ago and he now weighs 13 lbs he is getting big fast.

On Sunday everyone wore Red, White, and Blue here is a picture of the kids. Joy is very excited to ride her bike in the 4th of July parade again this year.

Here is an updated picture of our house. They are pouring the foundation today. We can't wait to see it next week when they start framing then we will really be able to visualize it. We met our neighbors behind us yesterday they seem really friendly for cows.