Friday, May 28, 2010

We have walls...

Jim looking out our front door---windows on the sides of the door still need to be cut out.
The eating nook off our kitchen---looking out toward the mountain and our view
The windows out of our great room
The rain slowed things down yesterday, but the walls are going up!!  Plan for today to to frame the garage and then begin on the interior room walls.  Roof trusses come in a week!!  (I'm into "instant gratification" and after weeks and weeks of dirt, rocks and concrete I was just so anxious to see wood---now that we have some walls, I'm wanting a roof!! :0)  Guess that is the fun of the building process---we love it!!)

Monday, May 24, 2010


I'm thinking SPRING...even though it has temporarily disappeared!! (It got down to 31 degrees here last night, brrrr!)  But, we did have a few days in the 70's and 80's last week and I was able to take these springtime pictures of Miss "K".  She turned "5" in April and her Mommy and Daddy got her this adorable bike---I love the "girly" colors! 
And, I'm guessing these lilacs got "nipped" last night, but they were just beautiful in Jamie's yard when we were visiting last week.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Spring and soccer...

Our weather has finally improved, YEA!!  We've been enjoying temperatures in the 70's and even low 80's! We spent the weekend in Spokane and had lots of fun watching "A" and "K" play soccer on Saturday...
The nice weather really helped speed along the building process...our hole is the ground is beginning to take shape and look like a house!!  They have almost finished framing in the basement and are ready to put the deck on the floor for the main level!  Jim walked out on the trusses to see what the view will be like from the main floor! :0)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Counting my blessings...

When it comes to Moms...I "hit the jackpot!"  Just yesterday I was watching Dr. Phil and the show was about healing the relationship of a daughter and her mother...they hadn't spoken in over 3 years.  "What a waste of three years," kept running through my mind; and how terribly sad for both of them.  A mother's love is like no other in this world, and I cannot imagine a hurt so deep that it separates a mother from her child for even a day, yet I know it happens all the time. I wonder if someday they will realize all the precious time that they wasted...what I wouldn't give to have just one more day with my Mom!
My Mom was always "in my corner,"  always my #1 fan, someone that I knew I could count on to share my joys and help to heal my sorrow.  Her unconditional love was a "given", something I knew that I could count on.  Wow, I was lucky....I wish the mother and daughter that I saw on Dr. Phil yesterday could know the joy and peace that this kind of relationship brings to your life. 
"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take."
Cardinal Mermillod

I think about my Mom a lot, especially on Mother's Day.  I miss her!  But, I know that I was so very blessed to have her for as many years as I did.  My sister, Jean, and I talk about Mom a lot...what a great seamstress she was, how she made the "best" homemade applesauce, how she and Dad loved to play bridge with their friends...I could go on and on, but the most important thing she did was teach us what it meant to be a Mom...she was a role model for us! 

HAPPY MOTHER'S your Mothers, and Mother's, love your children, don't take even a moment for granted!

Saturday, May 1, 2010


"L" having a fun today doing his very favorite thing---playing putt putt golf!!  (I love camera phones!!)  While he is enjoying a beautiful day in the sun with his Mommy and Daddy, we are watching the rain, then the sun, then the rain, then the wind, then the sun, then more rain...typical spring day for us!!