Saturday, April 05, 2014

One more

Last night we were at our friends' house and making s'mores for the kids. Landon wanted to come outside to get one and I our friend Kris said, "Okay, but the first you have to tell me who the 15th President of the United States was."

Landon looked very pensive and then said, "I don't know! I wasn't even born when history was around!"

Once again...

It has been a while and maybe one day soon I will give an update of our last year, but for now I just wanted to remember a funny thing that Landon said this morning.

We were talking about Disney World and all the different parks and he guessed correctly that Animal Kingdom is the biggest. He said,

"I don't know this but I'm pretty sure that they have every single animal in the whole entire world at Animal Kingdom."

Saturday, January 05, 2013

For Anne! [alternate title: House Update :) ]

So I'm a little behind with the weekly house pictures, but it's not due to failure in progress! They have been rockin' and rollin'! However, nearly every time we've stopped by, there have been workers there and I've hesitated to take/post photos with them in it without asking them, and my Spanish is too rusty to try to get all that out there. ;)

ANYWAY - I thought I'd try to post a few for everyone to see, and especially for Anne, since this is your thing. :) They are in reverse chronological order, with the most recent one having been taken by John Michael this past Thursday. As for the interior, I don't think I'll post pics in drywall stage because it's jut really confusing to try to explain what is what. But as of this week, all drywall is up and they were starting interior trim work and laying floors (hardwood and tile at least - my guess is carpet will be much later?). We are still estimated to be in at the end of this month or first part of next.

Taken 1/3/13 - almost done with the exterior
(clearly there will be some fill dirt in front of the house so the house doesn't appear so tall - it does not have a basement - but that will be the last thing they do)

Taken 12/24/12. This is in the garage.

Taken 12/16/12

Taken 12/16/12

Taken 12/1/12 - this is the garage. John Michael is in LOVE with the height and is planning all kinds of fun storage. He will also have a "workshop" (we opted for that instead of the third car bay) that he is super excited about.

Taken 12/1/12

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Staying afloat

A few weeks ago, one of my sweet work friends gave me some clothes her little boy had outgrown. There were lots of cute items in the bag, but probably my favorite was this adorable navy blue puffy vest. The first day I brought it home, Landon wore it all around the house and I thought he thought he was super cool. But maybe not.

Later in the week, we were leaving in the morning. It was supposed to be a somewhat warm day, so I hadn't put the kids' coats on them. Of course, as soon as we get to the car, Landon starts freaking out saying he's "chiwwy" and that he needed a jacket. So I suggest to him that he wear the vest, and he completely melted down. I asked him what the problem was, and he said,

"I don't wanna wear a yife pwaserver!"

(That's 'life preserver' for my non-Landon-speaking friends. :))

Hehe. Guess it does kinda make sense...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Week 4.5

John Michael sneaked a peek today and it looks like the builders have been working hard the past few days!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Gonna pay for this one day...

And it'll be worth every second of it ;)

Week ... ?

It's technically Week 18 since we signed our contract, but for the sake of my sanity, let's stick with weeks since there's been progress. So here you go - your Week 3 update! :)

(Finished foundation and the beginning of framing)

All our lumber, just waiting to make up some walls!

The lot looked a little bit hillier (did I make up that word? More hilly?) this past weekend and I had a minor freakout. I think it'll be great once the fill dirt is in though. Breathe in, breathe out. John Michael lovingly reminded me there's not much I can do about that at this point anyway. Thanks, honey ;)

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Movin' on up...

We have vertical movement - hooray! Foundation work underway.

This is a view from the left side of the house.

You can see our temporary construction driveway in the bottom right of this photo. That is where our final driveway will be, too (this is a view straight on).