And the beat goes on . . .

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the beat of hammers, that is. Once we finished flying and setting the trusses, it was time to start the roof sheathing.  The first step was to put sheathing where the valley trusses go and then set t... Read More

The Brute Squad

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I didn’t realize when we started building this house that we were going to have several HUGE, HEAVY beams to lift into place.  We have three very long ones (24+ feet), and four shorter ones (le... Read More

We’ve Been Framed!

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The very first thing I am going to say about framing the walls of our home is that we have GREAT friends!  Over the course of three days, Jason & Yvette Whitbeck, Andrew Timpy, and Danny Young al... Read More

Whirlwind Week!

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Last week (nearly two weeks ago now), we poured footings, stem walls, and had the temporary power hooked up.  Last weekend and throughout the week we worked our butts off putting on the sill plate,... Read More

A Day for Makeovers

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The girls and I all got haircuts yesterday (well, Emma didn’t – she entertained Lexi for us), so we hung out at Jason & Yvette’s house for a while. Some of us had drastic changes... Read More

22 Years

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That’s how long Crindalyn and I have known each other; it seems like forever! You know how everyone has those one or two friends that are their “go to” person? On Gray’s Anatom... Read More

Character and Self Respect

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The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs. ~ Joan Didion I made a decision this week that was very hard for me. It was a difficult... Read More

How Does My Garden Grow?

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I got this idea from my friend, Crindalyn ~ she took pictures of her garden flowers, so I’m doing the same thing (sorry for copying!). Follow **At times you’ll find some affiliate links sc... Read More

Lexi & Damon

I have a couple friends (they’re sisters, actually) and they were so wonderful to have had babies within the past year, just for me to photograph! Ha Ha Ha, yeah right! Anyway, whenever we do ge... Read More