Thursday, May 2, 2013


Can't believe how busy building a house can keep you.  I've certainly heard people talk about it, but like many things in life, you just can't understand until you do it.  But it's sure fun!!!  Here are some pics of the basement:

And one of the backfill in the garage:
Today they put several more dump truck loads of dirt in the garage and delivered two huge flatbed trucks full of lumber.  They should start framing tomorrow.  We are SO excited for this whole thing.  I seriously keep feeling like I'm in a dream.  This just doesn't happen.  Needless to say, we are all having a blast with this.

Jesi and I went on a Daddy date yesterday.  First we went to Scheel's, rode the ferris wheel and took pictures with the wildlife.  (Scheel's is somewhat similar to a Bass Pro Shop or Cabella's).

Today, Sophi and Cali accompanied us to the cabinet store to pick out our cabinets.  It took a LONG time.  Usually Sophi can become quite cranky, but today she had a special helper.  Mark, who works at the cabinet shop and is helping us through the process, acted as a surrogate grandpa and kept her entertained for at least an hour.  If you know Soph, you know that this is a monumental achievement!
Looking forward to visiting the property again tomorrow!



  1. Beautiful beautiful beautiful! And the house looks pretty good too. :) Y'all just keep it calm during this process. My parents built our house when we were little. My father contracted it himself (and he was not a contractor) and it was very stressful. You've got a lot of great people helping you. Depend on them! I'm so excite to see it becoming REAL!

  2. Oops, meant they are working fast!

  3. Great stuff bro - interesting what you call a "basement" - you guys must have a really high water table - our "basements" are generally 8' or so below grade!! Still - it really IS going fast! And Soph is still a doll - and thank God for "grandpas"!!

    hugs - love you guys - so exciting!

    aus and co.


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