Wednesday, April 23, 2008


You know, when the drywall goes up it really starts to look like a house. It's alot easier to see the rooms when you're not looking through the walls. The stucco guys are already putting up styrofoam and lathe and will be be done by Wednesday of next week. That will probably be the next update unless something exciting happens.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Tyce!

Now that's a happy face! He loves being the center of attention. Tyce's first birthday was alot of fun for everybody. Especially the birthday boy.
I love presents!
Want a bite? Now this is how to eat cake.
Even his cousin Haylee made the party!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

First Party at the House

Here's the first party at the new house. We had a bunch of family and friends over for a picnic lunch Sunday after stake conference. Looks like we can fit a crowd in the great room.
Nice thing about bare plywood floors is no spill worries. Great company, good party!
Here's Grandma and Grandpa with our favorite little guy. Tyce turned 1 yesterday. Too bad his Grandma doesn't like him much.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Cacti Irradication Project

Yeah, I gotta get me one of these! This is the only way to go. It beats the heck out of a wheel barrow. My contractor was nice enough to let me use his skid steer to dispose of cacti.
This a roll off dumpster that goes on the back of a 10 wheel semi truck. We filled it half way with prickley pear cactus we pulled off the lot. I have never seen so much cactus on one lot in my whole life. Kendall came over and helped me pull cactus with shovels and rakes. We were full of needles by the time we were done. Kendall is great, you feed him lunch and you can get him to do anything! Anyway, the lot is alot more grandkid friendly now.

This whole project is designed around getting together as a family and having a kind of gathering place where all of our family and friends can feel welcome and comfortable. We have a long tradition of having everyone who can come over on Chistmas Eve. It's one of our favorite traditions and this house will be a great place to continue that custom. We would also like to have a little playground and a garden where the kids can grow their own Halloween pumkins and vegetables.

Anyway, that's the plan. Stay tuned for the next update.