Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween 2008

I love this time of year! I love the colors on the trees, the crisp air, and all the things we do as a family. This is our timeline from the past week starting with carving pumpkins.
Adam is ready to go!
Colin isn't sure of the goop.
Adam doesn't like the goop either!

The finished products. Mine (and Colin's) is the little one in the middle. Adam's is on the right. Dave's is the politically sponsored pumpkin urging you to "say no to the O."

Marianne, do you recognize this?
Colin wore this during the day.
On Thursday, Adam had his Halloween party at school.
This is the kids lining up for the Halloween parade with the other preschool class and kindergarten. They got to ring noisemakers to make sure the WHOLE school heard them coming down the hallway.

During the parade. Miss Lauren, his teacher, is the FHC baseball player behind him.

Mommy posing with Super Why!

The firestation has a party before (and during) trick-or-treating. They boys stopped to pose.

Aren't they CUTE?!?!?

Adam had to pose next to the cruiser. He is saying "Hi, Uncle Dan!"

Colin and Elise....sooooo cute!

The Hops at the Galloway's house getting ready for trick-or-treating.

Walking to the first house....
Colin seems to be holding his own....

After the first house, Colin really didn't need anymore assistance in trick-or-treating! He did this house all on his own. The only thing Dave and I needed to do was keep him out of everyone's garages! After a while, he got tired and we ended up carrying him...but he put forth a GREAT effort!

Adam at the door. Those kids RAN everywhere!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Yes, there's pics of the house as you scroll down, but no blog would be complete without the boys. :) Bare with me...

How cute are they?!?!?


Matt playing on the house. Gosh, I love Matt. :) He's my favorite form of entertainment.

The siding is finished!

Next came insulation:

The Great room.

Blown in insulation- it took them about 3 hours to do the entire house! It's made of recycled newspaper and blue jeans, and the R value is better than regular batting- bonus!

Today, the crew came to hang the drywall!!!! DRYWALL! DRYWALL!!!

Yes, tears were shed (by me...). We're still a looonnngggg way from moving in, but this makes it so real!

In the Great room- even greater with a little vino...and drywall. :)

The HAPPY drywalled couple! (in the great room)

Dave in the half bath/ laundry room
(he's already stinking it up!)

This is the view in the kitchen looking into the great room. That door connects the addition and the love shack.

The great room...even greater with drywall!

Basement level looking through the play room toward the bathroom and hallway to our bedroom.

This is our bedroom (eventually the guest room).
Wow, look! A bedroom with a CLOSET!
Hot dog!

David, I salute you- I love you too!

Colin thinks it's all good too!
So, when will we be moved in? Well, that's a good question. The drywall was half the battle. Now we need everything to make daily living a possibility. We have the bathroom faucets, but no sink to put them in...or floorcoverings to put them upon, so we still have a ways to go, and a ways to save. Keep us in your prayers! We'll see where the Christmas tree goes up this year!
We have drywall!