Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Few Days with Eli

 We got to spend a few days with Eli. Even though we couldn't understand very many of his words, he usually let us know what he wanted :) He loved all of the balls in the playroom. There aren't very many foods that he eats- although he did pretty well with the ice cream cone at Sonic. He is a wiz on the IPad. He loved having two new "Pooh" cups, one for milk and one for water. I managed to talk Ron into going to the mall on Saturday- he and Eli played, while I did some shopping. Twice, there was a trip to the park, to feed the ducks. I kept taking pictures on my phone, so that it was easy to post on Face Book (to keep Sam and Audrey up to date)- but then in the process of getting those pics. to my computer, I lost the best ones. Here are a few, that I managed to keep. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Eli is Coming to our House

We are ready... we'll see if we remember what to do with a 2-year-old. Ron and I have our schedule worked out for what days he is here and what days I am here. (The big bed, is for Sam and Audrey when they get here on Monday.) Hopefully Eli doesn't mind playing with "3 old people". We might have to borrow a couple of other 2-year-olds :)

We have a LITTLE bed.

 We have a BIG bed.
 I bought some "little kid" towels.
 I cleaned the toy room and got some of the toys out of storage.

 New bucket of balls for Ron Eli, to play with.

Monday, May 20, 2013

We Have Some Lumber

 Oh wait... did you want to see the house??? :)

Most of the first floor is framed.

Front corner of the garage.

Back corner of the garage.

Back of breezeway, between the garage and the house.

Front of house from drive way.

Now...use your imagination- 
Moms bathroom.

 Moms bedroom.

Front door. Looking into the foyer, then living room, then out to the back porch.

 I'm in my closet :)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

2x6's and Geothermal Wells

Most people build homes using 2x4's but Dad would have used 2x6'
we have 2x6's. 
We haven't seen it yet, but here are a few pictures that the builder sent today. The first floor is mostly framed and they have started drilling the wells for the Geothermal system.
 (We are going there again on Saturday morning, so I will have more pics. next week)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Best Mothers Day Gift

Here are my cute (temporal) Mothers Day gifts...

But, my best Mothers Day gift, of all, is the fact that each of my children called me and they are all doing great. They are each involved in the church with various callings and they all attended church yesterday. They are busy taking care of their kids, and all that that requires. They love each other and they love the Lord. They study the scriptures and say prayers. They strive to work hard... and play hard :)
Our family has truly been blessed by the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

A Mother Heart

 Happy Mothers Day to some amazing women. 
Our family has been truly blessed with women who have "A Mother Heart"- 
women who know the sacred blessings of being a mom.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

How Firm a Foundation :)

Here are some pics from our weekend. We had a great weekend in Bandera. We went on Friday evening- stopped in Columbus, again, for dinner. On Saturday, Ron spent some time at the property stacking up logs, while I had a couple of appointments at the Home Depot in Boerne. On Saturday afternoon we went to Sears and a furniture store in Kerrville. On Saturday evening we had a meeting with the builder and then went to Sonic for dinner. On Sunday, we went to church in Kerrville, late morning (the ward meets from 10-1) Late Sunday afternoon, we hiked the river bed to try to figure out where the water goes under ground. I don't know the exact mileage on that, but we are guessing that we walked about 2 miles of rocky river bed and then 2 miles of roadway to get back to the car. (For the Petes and the Andersons- we walked from the property, to the park where we went with you.) Luckily, I wasn't dead by the time I got to the park, because there was a flock of vulchers, there waiting for me. haha On Monday, we had a couple of other appointments in Bandera and San Antonio, then we headed home. I am making great progress on the "home decor"- but that will be another post :)

 This is the river bed right behind our property. It got very rocky, in only a short distance. 
(more rocky, than I was expecting) 
Here is Ron taking a picture of me, while I was taking a picture of him :)

 Luckily, when I needed a break- someone had left a "sofa" there for me. hehe

 Some parts of the river had water.

 Some parts of the river had lots of green vegetation growing there.

 Some other parts of the river had nothing.

We always see lots of deer, turkey, and rabbits, but it is really hard to get any pictures of those.
Ron says, that "his heart is already here"- even though we haven't moved there yet. He loves to head west out of Houston, in his mustang, and just let the stress and tension of the big city melt away.