Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hauling Away Debris

Four dumpsters and a dump truck

This is what we are looking at today.
It rained yesterday, so we lost a day. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Demolition Day

This is what is left of the shed and deck.

We took a break from homeschool to watch this!  

This old shed was an eyesore, but apparently very sturdy and had to take hits from three sides to bring down the roof. 

Samuel was scared the whole time.

Dumpster is arriving in the morning and all the debris hauled off.

House Changes

We are making a few changes to the old house in the next few weeks.
The old garage/shed is being demolished, as well as the red deck.
We will add a real sunroom/conservatory and garage or carriage house.
Over time we will add a metal roof (tin roof) to the house.  It originally had metal shingles.
The new carriage house will have a metal roof and the same roof line as the house.
We have a plan for the place and will implement over the next few years.

The shed and red deck that are being demolished.  Also, the wires are being moved to the front corner of the house.    We live in an older area so the lines have never been buried.  We could do it, but we won't at this time.

Winter  at the house.

Deck, shed and electric wires

A misty Summer Morning last year.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Samuel turns 1!

Photo's of Samuel just before his birthday party!

Through the Windows

So much rain this summer.  However, it made for beautiful flowers!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

First Lego League World Championships in St. Louis

Joseph's FLL team, The Determinators, won the State Championship and were invited to the World Championship in St. Louis, MO.
My Mom went with me and the children.
It was super busy everyday and I didn't get to see a lot of the actual things they did.

I did get to walk around to all the booths of teams from all over the world and that was fun and interesting!

 This was the awards ceremony and of course everyone got a small medal for this level, but our team did not win anything in St. Louis.  Maybe next time!

Joseph and teammates.

 Hanging out between competition rounds.  I'm not sure why Mom and I did not make it into a photo!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Isabelle's Confirmation

Isabelle was confirmed this spring at
Duluth First United Methodist Church.

At home before

Confirmed with Joseph, Mom, Dad and Papa

All the people in her confirmation group

 With Dad and Mom afterwards..Dad rocking a beard!