Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Our house is pretty much all framed up. I went up this morning to take some pictures while we had a break in the weather (in between storms). They are planning on having the roof sheeted by the end of the day today. The picture of the house is obviously without the garage. They are waiting to get the concrete slab poured first before building the garage. It is exciting to see some progress. They didn't work on the house for a few weeks because it was too cold (day after day of negative degree temperatures), but the weather has warmed up and they got her built. Yay!

This is looking at the kitchen and kitchen window. The space to the right will be the sliding glass door off of the dining area. The room to the left on the other side of the wall is the girls room.

This is part of the living room. The big window is our front window. Our wood burning stove will in the corner next to the window. The room on the other side of the wall is the master bedroom.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ornaments 2008

These are our ornaments we made this year. Sierra's is the one with the blue bow. She chose the white glitter for the base and the blue bow. Then she carefully picked out each jewel and exactly where she wanted each one. She is pretty proud of it. I made the other two. Maddie's ornament is the gold one and mine is the silver one. I think they turned out pretty cute.

Monday, December 15, 2008


-10 is our high for today. -3 for tomorrow. It looks like it might hit 13 later this week!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Three Forks

We just thought that we would post a few pictures to show what the landscape is around the house. There are lots of rolling hills and open space, but we also have some awesome views of the surrounding mountains. We are up on top of a hill and we can almost see Bozeman from where we are at (Bozeman is about 30 miles away).

Three Forks is a pretty small town with about 2,000 people. They have a few resturants, a grocery store, a hardware store, and a few other little shops. It is so small that they still have a great school system which is really important to us for the kids. Three Forks can be a windy place but where we are building we don't really get too much wind. The wind comes out of the canyon and hits the valley below. I think we got pretty lucky to have the opportunity to live in such a beautiful place.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hair Cut #2

Well, Maddie's first hair cut quickly became hair cut #2. Sierra did a great job chopping off Maddie's hair. You can kind of see in the picture where Sierra cut her hair. She cut the front and top along her part. This picture doesn't show it very well, but there are several times during the day that she looks like a little boy. I did think that Sierra looked like she was watching Megan a little too close the other day.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

By Sierra

Papa and Sister

Mama and Baby


Maddie had her first hair cut yesterday. She did pretty good. She moved around a lot, but Megan got the job done. As you can see, Sierra was right there watching every move. She didn't take her eyes off Megan the whole time. I wouldn't be surprised if Sierra became a cosmetologists some day. She thinks Auntie Meggie is the coolest and I'm sure wants to be just like her someday. It's pretty cute.

Below is a picture Sierra drew. She has just recently learned how to draw curly hair, the dots in the eyes and eyebrows. Sierra loves to draw. She loves to draw people and ladybugs. She also likes to pretend to write. She would much rather draw than color. Maddie loves to draw too (probably because she copies everything Sierra does). I love finding random pieces of paper around the house with people and ladybugs drawn on them.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Well, We're Doing It

We are building a house!!! This decision was not an easy one for me to make. I thought and thought about it non stop for a few months - and talked and talked about it to anyone that would listen - and this is the conclusion. Just do it! They dug the hole for the foundation yesterday. They are going to try and get it framed next week. The goal is to get it done in 2 months! The best part is - Jake is getting paid to build it! The company he works for is building it and giving us a smoking deal!!! I am sooo excited! It is a three bedroom two bathroom house w/garage. We are on about 1.4 acres in Three Forks Montana - about 30 miles west of Bozeman. Beautiful!!!! The mountains you see in the picture is what we will be looking at out of our back door. The kids love it up there. We love it up there. It is definatley exactly what we have been waiting for. Keep coming back over the weeks to see updates and progress as we build our new house!!!