We hit another milestone yesterday on our house. We got the cement floor poured in our basement. It looks great, so smooth. I would have a photo but when we got out there last night to take a look the battery on my camera was dead, reminding me that I wanted to get a second one as a backup. So much work goes beneath the cement floor. Plumbing pipes, load & loads of gravel, packing, leveling, packing, leveling, packing, leveling, insulation, wire mesh, tubing for in-floor heating. Here a photo of just before the cement went down. A site we will never see again in this house (hopefully). It's all covered up now.

I go back & forth between being so excited by what we have accomplished on the house & being discouraged by how much we have left to do. I daydream about unpacking our belonging into the house but I think we're a few steps away from that still. Our projects for the weekend include building the stairs into the basement & building both the front & back deck. All projects that we will be able to see visual progress. Unfortunately we decided we have to miss the annual Martin Camp-out this weekend, to much to do. We keep repeating the words to each other "We can have fun next summer" I sure hope we remember that next year. I know the work won't be over then.

Naked Painting

I just thought I'd share some photos from our fun filled night. Pool time & painting outside.

New Addiction

I have a new internet addiction. Its www.etsy.com. I've just discovered this site "Your place to buy and sell all things hand made" Why would you ever want to buy a gift at Walmart again? This is a place for crafters to sell the things that they've made with each person having their own store within the site. Some of the most amazing items can be found here. Please check it out if you need to buy a gift, want a treat for yourself, are looking for some inspiration on what to make or want to sell your own crafts. I hope to one day have time to make a few things and open a shop here. In order to do this though I would have to get off the computer, stop looking at all this great stuff & start crafting myself. Anyway just thought I'd share......


Raspberries are now in season. We picked a bucket today, not without a few samples of course.

Summer Update

OK, I know I've been delinquent here lately. Now how do I possibly sum up the last few fun filled months for you all.

Some Important Dates

June 27 - Shelby's Grad
June 28 - Courtney & Ryan's Wedding

June 29 - Curt's 28th Birthday
July 4 - Nollie's 2nd Birthday
( I made the butterfly cake myself)

Luca Update
My feisty little girl. She may be the little sister but she can put up a fight. She's crawling all over and that means getting into all Nollie's stuff. She's eating "real" food now and loves everything. I've started sleeping the two girls in the same room and it's starting to work. There is often some playing and giggling but eventually they both do go to sleep.

Nollie Update

My chatty little girl. She is learning so much every day. She loves play-dough, colouring, playing in her kitchen, her dolls, books playing outside.

Curt Update

The words I've heard most from Curt "we can have fun next summer" His life is working, time with his girls & working on the house.
Marci Update
I spend my weekdays hanging out with my girls & my weekends working on the house. I've been trying to fit some time in for reading lately & have been inspired by The Creative Family by Amanda Blake Soule to do some cross stitching. I keep intending to get some sewing done but I can't seem to get past the looking at patterns & fabric. I can't wait for a time when I have all my sewing stuff just set up and ready to work on & don't have to dig out a bin to see my supplies.

House Update

Interior framing is complete

Electrical is in the works
Plumbing drains are roughed in

Septic system is in

Well is drilled & pump is in well

Water, Gas & Power all trenched to the house

Garage & Bsmt are leveled & we'll be prepping for cement

Cabinets are ordered
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