Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas

We just spent the week in Rocky Ford with grandma and grandpa and grandma did an amazing thing...she got all of the kids to sing at church. Garrett's first solo...Here is a link to the video clip...consider it our Christmas card to you until we get our annual letter written. Charles is dragging his feet on that one this year so I may have to write it myself...nahh!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Mr. Graham

Poppa, MT, dad, padre, h.a..... we love you...hope you had a great day!!!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Extreme Home Makeover Saturday

The latest updates.... It really is going quickly... I also threw in a picture from the view from the front yard I took this morning. Those are the Owyhee Mountains and that is to the South of our house....

Friday, December 12, 2008

Monopoly with Macy

Now...if you ever played a board game with a five year old you will know exactly what I'm talking about. Our mornings have been spent playing Pokemon Monopoly lately. That in itself is great...I love that the kids actually WANT to play games with me!! Anyway, the other night we were all playing and it was time for bed. We decided to mortgage all of our properties (considering the current economy you know) and so I gave Macy all her money. Then I took what she had and cashed it into larger increments so that we could add up the totals. Well...that's where the problem set in. She took off screaming and crying at the top of her lungs telling me I was a cheater... and you just don't take other peoples money. Cheater cheater cheater...quite an experience let me tell you...she was personally counting her money and wanted to have as many dollars as she could so when I cashed it in for her she was cheated because although she had a $500 bill she wanted 500 $1 if you catch what I'm saying. Anyway, twas fun!! :)

More Updates

WOW!! Garrett's just like Extreme Home Makeover...and he wasn't kidding! The cement is all poured. I took the kids out this afternoon and had them put their handprints into the cement pad off the garage in back. It's crazy how the size of the house seems to keep changing! It looked big when it was dug out, then small when the foundation was poured, then big again when the floor went on, now small again as the walls go up! CRAZY!! Anyway, just a few more pictures to keep you updated!! Since I took those this morning our bedroom, bathroom, and closet are all framed in...the garage is framed in...the kids bathroom and bedrooms are almost done. The trusses are here waiting to go up.... Praise God.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

House Update

Well...we got back from our weekend trip and the footings have been poured, the house is back filled there is more concrete work being done today. It looked like they were drilling the well and there was ALOT of activity over there yesterday. It's so exciting!! I will keep posting pics on here to keep you updated. I'll take some more Friday!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Ethan Mac

So...Ethan got a pogo stick for his birthday and has been hopping around like crazy! He took it with to the skatepark and was jumping off these high jumps and stuff. It just hurt my knees to watch. Anyway, we thought this clip was so funny because he does this really hard trick and then when he got off... he fell just walking!! But don't laugh at him... :)

Conversations with Macy

So this morning we were sitting here doing dishes and Macy said something about Kody (a classmate) saying that he was going to go back to Ashton today like we are. I said he's not...then I asked her if he was her boyfriend. She said, "NO!!" Then I said, "DO you have a boyfriend?" She replied, "NOOO!!" and then a few seconds later, "YES!!" "Who is it?" "It's Nick! He doesn't know though." "How can he be your boyfriend if he doesn't know?" "He just is... I love him!" "Well, maybe you don't really LOVE him but just like him a lot?" "Nope! I REALLY just love him!" we go!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Macy Anne for Thanksgiving

House Update!

So...the digging has begun! Wow!! I guess we are really going to do this! That big pile of dirt is right in the middle of the garage if you couldn't tell! :) Our builder says that he is hoping to set the forms this afternoon, pour foundation tomorrow, set walls and other work Monday or Tuesday, frame and possibly have the roof on by next Friday. I will go out and take some more update pictures as things happen. Praise God!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Cute quotes... this morning it's about oh...let me check the temp...about 30 degrees out...and Cayden has put on shorts to wear to school. Now I'm trying the whole love and logic thing with him so I let him wear them. We were walking to the bus stop and about halfway there he says, " I should have worn long sleeve shorts!" I said, "pants?" He said, "yep!" may be a cold day for him but I bet next time he goes with the long sleeved shorts instead of the short sleeved ones! Too funny!

Now last night Macy got to have her "late night" with mom and dad. That's one night during the week when one of the kids gets to stay up later than all the others and do whatever they want with us for some extra two on one attention. It works out to one week a month for last night was her night. She wanted to play "Guesstures". Now basically this is not a game that is played with only three people...especially when one of the three can't read all the cards quite yet but we improvised and worked together. After Macy guessed all four of the cards correctly she jumped off the floor onto the chair, put her hands in the air and said...look at me...I'm a Rock Star! Too funny!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Moved but moving again...

Well... I will use this opportunity to let you know that WE ARE GOING TO BUILD A HOUSE!! It's kind of exciting...okay it's EXCITING! So... it will be on almost two acres and we've been working with the builder on designing and all that.
This summer and fall we looked at so many houses but none of the houses that we've looked at have been anything like what we need and since there is no work for everyone right now we thought we'd provide some jobs for people. You know, do our part to stimulate the economy! So I will include a few of the pictures of our lot. And...since I haven't sent out our address I was going to include it here but just had thoughts of crazy people who spend their lives on the internet getting that info so... I will just personally email it to those who requested it okay. If you need it email me and I will send it to you!!