Saturday, November 9, 2013


Mike used his wall jacks to lift the walls and they are amazing! Jimmy helped him with the first two longest walls.

Wow!! It is starting to look like a house!! By the 25th of October...the walls were all up. Next the interior walls went up and everything got braced.


The floor beams went in on October 11th.

 By the end of the weekend the decking was all on
Grandpa's Helper ;)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


This little sweetie came to visit ... she is such fun!

Foundation Ready

The sill plate is on and Mike got the back fill done.
Now he is getting ready to put up the floor beams.
Below is the garage....he is getting it ready to pour the floor.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Concrete Poured

The last week or so of September Mike worked on getting the foundation form walls up, leveled, braced and squared up. He had a great idea to cover the footings with OSB so the cement wouldn't all come out during the pour and and we could pour the footings and walls at the same time.

On Friday, September 27, Jimmys day off we poured cement at 9am.
Mike, Jimmy and I were the only ones working on the foundation cement pour and I was a little (a lot) scared that it would be a nightmare (from past cement experiences), but Mike assured me we could do it.
He was was the easiest pour we've ever had. We did have a  form blow out on the first wall...but that got corrected and things went great!

 Mike pulled the forms off on Monday...while everything didn't turn out was pretty good. We are happy with it.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sophie and Rocket

My little girls are finally getting big enough to enjoy Rocket. I have been waiting a long time for this and it will only get better. I want to share my love of horses with them.  Rocket is 28 now... we got her when she was 8. She has always been the go to horse that anyone could ride and now my granddaughters are learning about horses with her.

Sophie is so happy on Rocket!

I love this picture!!

(These pictures were taken the end of August when Sophie and her family were here... I just couldn't resist sharing!)

Gum Drop Lane #2

On Monday September 9, we broke ground on the new house. Mike did all the excavation work himself...and did a great job.

The rest of the week he worked on the footings and getting everything square and level.

A lot of work for something that is just going to be covered up....but so important because that is what the house will be sitting on.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Exciting News for 2014!!

The Picture says it All!
I couldn't be Happier!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


It has been a busy year so far...we finally got moved into our new home, it is still a work in progress, but it is coming along. We like it a lot!

I was so glad we got moved in before Ryan, Kelly and Sophie came to visit! No yard yet but Mike and Jimmy had the deck done so we could enjoy it.
Jessie, Becky and Emma came up for a day for a family barbecue, the weather was fantastic...around 80 degrees!!
I was in heaven....both of my little sweeties together. They had fun playing together all afternoon!
Emma got to stay at Grammy's and play with her cousin the next day too.
It was wonderful having both of my granddaughters together for a couple of days!! 
Hopefully we can do it again this summer!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

♥ Happy 1st Birthday Emma Jean ♥

Our Little Sweetie Pie turns one today!! What a joy she is to our lives, she has Grammy and Gramps wrapped around her little finger... and she doesn't even know it...yet! We love you Emma Jean!!