Friday, December 24, 2010

It's a Merry Christmas because...

*I FINALLY got my computer back and in working order.  I thought it would never happen.  After taking it to Best Buy they said it would be 7-10 days, but then called a few days later and said that it would be longer due to "equipment problems."  Then they called a few days after that and said our hard drive was completely fried and we'd have to come in and pay for a new one before they could start on it.  I got SO far behind on work, blogging, and finances that it was REALLY stressing me out.  But luckily we got it back this week and I was able to just about catch up.

*Even though I'm SO pregnant, 3 centimeters, and having irregular contractions, it looks like we'll make it through Christmas.  I need to take another belly shot since this one is about 3 weeks old, but this is my most recent one, taken as I was about to go sing at Christmas party: 

*We had our least dramatic Santa experience.  Neither boy was shy, but approached Santa and excitedly told him what they wanted with no freak outs.  Hunter asked for a skateboard and McKay asked for a gun.  I dare say neither will be disappointed...

*We've had just enough snow to have some fun, but it hasn't really been too much.  Here are the men enjoying our neighborhood sledding spot.  Sadly I wasn't in any condition to join them, but had fun watching.

*Our best Christmas present this year.....the new house!  Here's some pictures of the progress. 
This is the land from the road coming into the "canyon".  Our lot is the one on the other side of the finished house with the trucks parked all over it.

Our bit of Earth, all smoothed out and ready.

Then the snow hit, and we waited and waited for the gound to cooperate...

Then voila, the snow melted enough for the foundation to get poured and the framing to begin!  We took my dad the expert out there yesterday to "inspect" the job site.

McKay was fascinated by the "working men" sawing the wood.  He's very interested in construction-- an interest that prompted a few of his Christmas presents.

*My parents are here for the duration of our Christmas festivities-- in fact, my Mom and I are about to start baking pies for tonight's feast.  She's been here for a week already, and thank goodness because my entire family came down with the flu and she was a life saver.  Then we'll just wait for the baby....

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Sorry for the Suspense!

I'm so sorry to leave you all hanging!  Our computer got a virus and is in the shop for a week!  I'm borrowing internet time at my cousin's house so I can't post pictures yet, but I can finally say what the news is.

We're building a house.  After 2 years of house hunting we decided, no, we were led to the right piece of land in the right neighborhood and are beginning to build.  They were SUPPOSED to pour the foundation last week, but it started snowing so things are kind of on hold right now.  I'll be sure to post the pictures I have and any updates as it's being built!