Good Start

Good Start

Wish we could start every day out like this…sitting by the fire reading the Truth…with a full day ahead doing the same.

Snowy Days

Snowy Days

Chief was the only part of our family who decided to play in the snow!               The rest of us were content with seeing the view from inside.  

Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016 was busy but so much fun!  We had a blast – hope y’all did too! Enjoyed a great Christmas Eve service with our church family (the Church at Downtown) and ate dinner with some great friends.         Enjoyed celebrating with Matt’s side of the family.  His family always makes Christmas so meaningful. … Continue reading

Simple Simplicity

Simple Simplicity

Simple simplicity. Yep, that makes me happy. I like simple things. Honestly, there was a time in my life that I felt as if I had to keep up with the Joneses, but that is always so exhausting. Every time you turn around the latest trend changes and you are right back where you started. … Continue reading

New Front Porch…Part 4

New Front Porch…Part 4

We finished off Part 3 with only the deck rail, stairs, and staining of the wood remaining.  As we said in the last post regarding the front porch/deck, you can look at the complete instructions and pictures on How to Build a Deck or Porch with a Roof Part 4 click on the highlighted link or go to … Continue reading

New Front Porch…Part 3

New Front Porch…Part 3

Well…we (and when I say we, I mean Matt and the boys) finished covering the roof frame with 7/16″ OSB panels, and were ready to turn our attention to trimming the excess edges off the 2″x12″ boards, installing the fascia, and having the new roof installed.  As we said in Part 2, for the complete instructions and pictures of How to … Continue reading

Vacation Days In Cancun!

Vacation Days In Cancun!

Sun, beach, palm trees, endless food, no cleaning, someone taking care of me for a change…can you say paradise? We just got back from a week in Cancun, Mexico and had a blast! It was very relaxing and just what the doctor ordered. We are so blessed to have parents who want to bless the … Continue reading

New Front Porch…Part 2

New Front Porch…Part 2

With the monstrous posts set in concrete and squared up, the boys moved on to framing.  As we said in Part 1, for the complete instructions and pictures of How to Build a Deck or Porch with a Roof click on the highlighted link.  The framing went fairly smoothly and easily doable with two people, or so it looked … Continue reading

New Front Porch…Part 1

New Front Porch…Part 1

My wife, Sarah, wanted the front door to be located on the side of the house shown in the first pictures, so, we removed a window and framed in a new front door expecting to build a front porch to go with it.  Jump forward a year later, and she is finally getting her front … Continue reading