Monday, November 28, 2011


Well, I can't seem to get pictures to load on here, so I will just tell what is going on.

We have been on a break for a month with the house. The VA required soil testing, which took a month to get back.

Now the soil is good and we are rolling again. Last week, before Thanksgiving, they poured the footers and stem walls. This week they will be putting in the plumbing and finishing the foundation. Hopefully they will start on the frame at the end of the week.

I will come back next week with an update and hopefully pictures.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New House

So, it has been six months since my last post.
Long story short, Kyle got the Chief Pharmacist job and we are staying in Cortez forever.
So, we decided to homeschool (that would be another post) and to build a house.

We found a great piece of land (3.5 acres) outside of town with great views in a new subdivision.
They broke ground last week, but it has been slow going due to VA inspection problems.

Here is the view of the La Plata mountains from the house.

Here is the flattened parcel where the house will be.

They are digging the footings.

They are laying gravel for the driveway.

All the footings are dug. The lines are dug and laid for the plumbing, phone and electricity.
We are waiting on the VA inspector so they can pour concrete. The framing was supposed to start next week, but now we aren't sure.

I will try to post each week to show the progress on the house. They originally told us we could move in by Thanksgiving, but with these set backs it might be December.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


I can't believe I haven't updated this blog at all this year.
We moved into our rental house while waiting to find out if we are staying in Cortez or moving somewhere else.
Here are some random pictures of things we have done in the past few months:

We went sledding @ a friends house.

Cole had his eighth birthday.

He got new scout stuff for his birthday.
Here he is in his new cub scout uniform.
Kyle and his brothers in Spanish Fork when we went to see Jim's new baby.
Cole's baptism.

Here are the cousins together for Cole's baptism.

Cole and Kaleb enjoying warmer weather while riding bikes around the house.

That is what I have today. That catches me up until the beginning of March. I will make it back sometime this week to get me all caught up.
Thanks for keeping in touch!