Everyday is a winding road. *SC*

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Keep It Going

This is good progress from yesterday and this was done before lunch.


Tuesday, April 29, 2008


It's amazing how reading books quickly results in sleeping.

Let's Frame

The framing has started. The framer on the left looked more interested in using his nail gun for other reasons. It was time for me to leave.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Useless Fact

There are 2,598,960 five-card hands possible in a 52-card deck of cards.

It's Time To Eat

Yes, I can only get Addi to smile while eating.


A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Milk Load

A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.

Portland Cement Concrete AKA Our Basement

Concrete is composed of coarse and fine aggregates, portland cement, water and sometimes admixtures to impart special qualities to the concrete or to aid in placing or curing.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dora The Babysitter

Addi has been tugging on Dora for the past 45 minutes.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Let There Be Drainage

Short Break

I have the option of taking a couple of tests early this week and I have a couple projects left before the spring semester is completed. I will then have a couple weeks to hang out before the summer semester starts. The summer semester works out pretty well. I'm enrolled in six classes with four being online.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Addi was pleased the forms were removed today

Thursday, April 17, 2008


You know you are in need of excitement when changing a diaper was the highlight of your day. ;)

Foundation Walls

The foundation walls were poured today.


Emma is doing quite well with her letters.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


The footings were formed and poured today. Progress is a good thing.

The Daily Mess

4.15.08 - Day 1

The foundation was dug yesterday. I discovered this at 9 PM while driving back from Orem. I will try to get a picture today.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Get It Going

We noticed some stakes today. Maybe they are finally close to digging.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Saturday, April 12, 2008


The day was filled with baths, teeth brushing and chew toys.

Friday, April 11, 2008


Britt had Addi smiling for a while.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Let's Go

It's pretty obvious a lot has been done since the first picture.


A teenager hit Britt's car. Enough said.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

No Thanks

We let Addi have a go in the bouncer. She wasn't buying it.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Road Trip

Britt has a WebEx at noon and she has asked me to take the girls somewhere. It's quite professional when the sound of a tired and screaming two-year old is heard by the customer.

I'm thinking we may take a drive to the property and see if they are digging the foundation yet.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Let's Burn It Down

My entry title is a little dramatic but it’s somewhat the truth.

We are REALLY looking forward to living in a new house again. We will miss the rental’s sweet sewer pipe smell. I’m always thinking Emma has strategically placed a dirty diaper around the house.

I will miss the low ceilings in the basement. I have repeatedly slammed my head on the overhang while walking downstairs. I'm then forced to inflict severe punishment on the nearest stuffed animal.

We will miss replacing light bulbs every week. The basement is now completely dark because I refuse to buy more bulbs. Emma does not set foot downstairs unless it’s during the day.

We will miss the 1/8 of an inch vertical gap between the front door and the jamb…not to mention the ability to slide all five toes underneath the door. The draft from underneath is strong enough to blow a tissue across the room. This equals to a payment of over $350 a month for utilities.

Brittany will miss the quality dryer which requires an eight-hour work day to successfully dry a couple shirts and a pair of pants.

I will admit something.

Rental homes are never as nice as you would like them to be. That's understandable.

This rental allowed us to move across the country without buying a house sight unseen. Our landlord has been EXTREMELY nice and that really helped with my transition from Kentucky to Utah. The location of the rental has allowed us to see Kristie on a fairly usual basis and that’s been good for the girls. The neighborhood is quiet with almost no traffic and the ward has been pleasant.


It’s still time to move…in a few months.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Yo, Holmes

Emma insisted on doing her own makeup.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Takes A While

Life is always joyful when Emma wakes from a nap.

Build Time

We met with the builder yesterday to finalize last minute changes to the house. We then picked the colors for the stucco, countertops and paint. The builder mentioned there was a possibility to have the house finished in 90-100 days. This is due to the housing market being almost at a crawl. He would be able to put crews normally at another build on our house. We’ll see what happens. I’m still guessing four months. Too many things can happen to slow down the process.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Both girls were out like a light. Emma was still sleeping over an hour later.