Friday, July 18, 2014

July update

The wrap around deck has been started.  The girls are going to know an awful lot about construction by the time this is all over with! 

They really hustled to get some boards on the deck for the 4th of July.  They aren't nailed down, just set in place for now.

This next picture was taken as they're assembling some outdoor tables and chairs with less than a couple of hours before our company was due for the bbq and fireworks. 

Everyone was exhausted that evening but it didn't stop us from having a lot of fun.  We also celebrated Gracie's 13th birthday on the 4th and somehow she managed to squeeze in a few extra minutes to decorate her own cake.

We enjoyed a visit from our Italian daughter, Madi'soni.

We all enjoyed the fireworks display put on by Isaiah and Tanner and were thankful they didn't seem to mind entertaining a bunch of zombies.

Since then, Jeff and his good friend, JJ, have been working on the addition a couple of days a week.

They got two of the walls up last night which is so exciting.
The double windows will become the opening into the new part of the house.
I can't wait!


  1. Wow, I'm amazed at your ambition! Your big girls seem to be a great help to Dad. I have followed your little cottage from the beginning. You are really expanding the footprint. Is that siding you have on the front now? Are you still trying to do this cash-as-you-go? It will be wonderful!


    1. Thank you, Isabella! The girls are a huge help and really seem to enjoy all the new things they're accomplishing and yes, we've got some siding up. We chose not to do cash only for the addition but we're still keeping our overhead down quite a bit by doing the work ourselves. :)

  2. I'm so glad you're blogging again! I still love your stove.