Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The walls are going up!

Well here are some updated pics. The roof is on and will be shingling today.The windows shoud be here by the end of the week.

Here are pictures of the house with the outside walls. They should start putting up inside walls today if the weather cooperates.The first picture is looking into the kitchen and front door.The second picture is the great room.The big opening is going to be a sliding glass door.The third picture is looking from west side of the house into the bedrooms.One of which is going to be an office.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

More new house pic's

Well they are coming right along with the house. DH took a few shots of the foundation flooring. Next step is framing the walls.That's when I think it will start taking shape and you will be able to tell how big the rooms are going to be and what it's going to look like. We went yesterday to Arthur IL to meet with the cabinetmaker. Arthur is an amish community.We got there early and the gentleman we had to talk to wasn't there.Pretty soon we heard the hooves of a horse on pavement and there he was,horse and buggy.Him and his two little boys got out. There lifestyle is just so fascinating to me. They live so simply. He is going to draw up kitchen plans for us.I can't wait to see what he comes up with.They are even going to get us prices for the trim and interior doors so that everything will match.I think we are going to go with quartersawn oak shaker style kitchen cabinets and regular oak on the interior doors and trim.The bathroom vanities will be regular oak also.He showed us pictures of the homes he did and they were beautiful. They use only solid hardwood and the craftsmanship is impecable.
Well that's it for now.When the framing starts going up,I will post more.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ella's Baptism

Pastor Linda,Robb,Ella and Laura
Our family,me and my hubby Steve,Robb(his brother),Ella(our niece),Laura(Robb's wife), Mark(Steve's brother) and his wife Sue.
Robb,Ella and Laura 10/12/2008, Ella's baptism.At the same church they were married in,10/14/2000.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Beginning of our new house

Well finally took pictures of the new house.Well not a house yet but this is the beginning. This is the foundation and you can see how it's going to lay out. The first picture is looking at it from the back yard.Yes that is our existing garage.We have to put on a new roof cuz it's a different pitch.There will be a master bedroom and bath behind the garage. On the other side of the master will be the great room connecting to the kitchen. The second picture is looking from the side where three bedrooms and one bath will be. Well two regular sized bedrooms and one smaller that we are going to use as an office/guest room. The third picture is looking at the front of the house.The kitchen will be to the front on the right and a bedroom will be on the left.The kitchen will have an eat in bar with a great room that opens up to it.There will also be a small half bath coming into the house from the garage.There will also be a long narrow porch on the front.The fourth picture just shows where the house will be sitting from the garage.The garage will be out alot further than the house.The house sits back in the lot more than our other house did.There will be no basement.All one level,yippee!Well that's all I can think of now.I will post more as it goes up.