Saturday, June 27, 2009

Battle wounds

In seven days we have almost finished! All we have left to do before we move on is building stairs and shingling! Here are a few more pics of our progress, and our battle wounds. My shins look like pin cushions, and Aaron got a nasty bruise on his knee. Thankfully this is the most any has gotten hurt. Lets pray it stays that way!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Our future home, and the progress thus far...

So this is our future home! They layed the walls a little over a week ago! I know it doesn't look like much, but it doesn't take very long for it to start looking like a home.

We finally started building last Saturday, and according to our supervisor we are going pretty fast! We just put the trusses up today! It has been fun, and also a lot of work! Aaron and I trade off days taking kids and building, and then my mom watches them for a few hours twice a week. This is what we have done so far...

All of this we did just on Saturday. Aaron, Jason, Lisa, Lisa's dad, Josh, and me did the green plate around the foundation walls, while one group did the basement framing, and another group did the porch cap support.

And just barely we just finished putting the trusses on tonight! Hopefully that only means a few more days here at this house(which isn't ours by the way) and then we can move down to Santaquin and start on all of those(which is where we are). All in all we will have built 8 homes! We are hoping to be in by December 1st for that 8 grand! Wish us luck!

This is what we've done so far.

Don't forget to come volunteer for us if you love us! Thanks! Call me or email me for the address!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Saturday's the big day!

We drove by our lot in Santaquin and there is a huge hole! Aaron spent all day yesterday with his brother Jason at the building site in Payson. Originally they were part of our group, but the group got so big that we had to split. Half of the original group started building yesterday and Aaron wanted to watch to get a feel for the building. We start this Saturday at a home is Payson. We wont start on our home until some time in July. They sould be laying the footings sometime this week though! As soon as I remember to take our camera down there to take pictures you will get them.
If any of you will be bored this summer come and help us out!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Lyndsey:1 Computer:0

Ha! I figured out how to put my new pictures on, so here are the latest!
On top is the future site of our new home! Yeah for us!
That's all for now!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The latest!

Wow, its been months! I am really bad at this whole blog posting thing. I'm going to give most of the blame to my computer. It crashed, so we downloaded lynx, or however its spelled, onto our computer. I have no idea how this system works, so I have no idea how to put my new pictures on my computer. So, sorry, no new pics, just updates.

Since last I wrote we have moved out of Aaron's parents house!(Down fall the streamers, balloons and confetti!) It was difficult to live there with our kids, and then there was an incident that made us pack up and leave with out saying goodbye. I almost feel bad...almost.

So now we are back in Spanish Fork across the street where we used to live. We loved the neighborhood, and LOVE having our own place again! There's nothing like living with your inlaws that really helps you to appreciate your own place. We haven't had our own place since my brother in law and his wife moved in with us almost 3 years ago, so we are loving it!

We have also broke ground for our home in Santaquin. Well, technically they haven't excavated yet, we just had a ceremony with some gold painted shovels. It was fun. (I have pictures, but once again, no idea how to post them. As soon as I figure it out it will be on here!) The official excavation is set for June 8th, and we start our building ours at the end of June!

Nevaeh and Joseph are great! Joseph is 7 months old now! He is sitting up, and trying to figure out the whole crawling thing. So far he gets on all fours, and then falls on his face. He is a charmer too! He smiles at everyone and everything! He is almost never grumpy, even when we leave him. Nevaeh is his favorite person in the world! In fact, Aaron and I left him and Vaeh with my mom for about an hour. Vaeh fell asleep in the car, so she was asleep the whole time. When we came back Joseph was wailing, which is VERY uncharacteristic for Joseph. I had no idea what was wrong, until we loaded the kids in the car. Vaeh had finally woken up and when Joseph saw her he was ecstatic to say the least! He was singing, smiling, and didn't want to sit back to get buckled in! He was so happy to see her. Then I figured out that he missed Vaeh. She is usually there making him laugh while we are gone. Poor guy felt abandoned! It was so cute! Our kids love each other! Vaeh is a great big sister!

Aaron and I are great too! We are about to run our first 5k race together this Saturday! Its been fun to do something together as a couple with out the kids. Plus we want to enjoy as much of the summer as we can before most of our time is commited to building our home.

I guess that's all for now! Until next time, thanks for checking in!

Love to all!

P.S. Here's an old picture of Vaeh to make your heart smile!