Month: November 2010

Sam’s New Food

 - by Brittny

Yesterday Sam and I were at Costco to pick up a few things.  Of course they had lots of samples out, but I mostly was trying to get in and out as quickly as I could.  However, one sample they had caught my eye – sushi!  I’m a huge fan of California rolls and they had some out on a counter.  I was excited about Costco carrying fresh sushi, and I was pretty hungry, so I stopped to grab a sample.  As soon as I picked it up Sam started saying “rice? rice?”, meaning he wanted some of whatever this was that’s covered in rice (rice is one of his favorite foods).  I thought it’d be funny to see what he thought of it so I let him try it.  Pretty soon my California roll was all gone and I just got a tiny bite of it!  Since it was a hit with Sam, and I really like sushi, I decided to pick up a box of sushi for us to eat later that night.  He didn’t quite attack it at home like he had in Costco unfortunately, but we got some cute pictures of him anyways –

Hooray! Sushi’s coming!

Look, it’s right inside of there…

How do you get that goodness out of that box and into me?

See dad?  It’s not that bad!

I dare you to try to steal my sushi…

This picture in no way reflects my true feelings towards sushi…

But I still managed to get distracted by the dried mango and decided to eat that instead :P

Like I said, he didn’t exactly devour it at home like he had at Costco, but it was still pretty cute :)

A Roof Over our Heads

 - by Brittny

We were really excited on Sunday to see the progress that had been made on our home so far.  We were concerned though that things were going to come to a standstill this week as the forecast called for snow.  Since our community is up in the mountains we knew that if there was going to be snow anywhere in the area it’s pretty much guaranteed that it will be up at our house. The construction superintendent had told us that the part of construction most prone to delays is everything that happens up until the roof goes on.  Once the roof is on then the weather won’t stop the rest of the construction from being completed.  So we were really anxious knowing that our roof was the next step, and that it’s a vital one.

Monday was supposed to be the last clear day before the storm hit so we crossed our fingers and said some prayers that they could get the roof on before the storm came in. Then we watched as it rained/snowed all day Tuesday, then was sorta clear on Wednesday.  Usually we check the progress on our house every Sunday on our way home from church (we’re currently attending the ward that our house is in, not where we live), but by Thursday the suspense was killing us.  Eric was working from home that morning so, even though it’s 20 minutes each way to get to our house from where we’re living, I had to go check it out.  While Sam and I were out running some errands we drove up to our build site and this is what we found…

We have a roof!!  Granted it looked like they were just putting on the tar paper and getting ready to put the shingles on, so it’s not a completed roof, but I think it should be enough to keep construction rolling from here on out.  That means that pretty soon we should be able to do a walk through of this stage of construction with the superintendent and then they’ll be able to finalize the construction schedule from here until closing!  We’re still hoping to be in before Christmas, but we’ll be happy just to have a solid date to look forward to. 

Whoa, that was fast!

 - by Eric

Hello again for another weekly installment of HOUSE, the blog. No, this isn’t about the television series, it’s about the actual house we’re building. So in just one week’s time, we’ve gone from seeing the foundation poking out of the ground to this:

Brittny and Sam pose where our driveway will be

Sam is usually asleep when we make our weekly drive-by, but this week he was actually awake! He ran around on the sidewalk, played in the dirt, and met our soon-to-be neighbors and their pets. He was loving it, and I think that’s a pretty good sign that we made the right choice. Anyway, more pictures!

Kitchen

You can see the pantry has already been framed, but that’s about it so far.

Living Room

The stairs are there and in, although there are some weird crossbeams in the way. I hope those aren’t there when we move in!

Master bedroom and bathroom

Front entrance and office on the side

View from the back

So yeah! Exciting stuff. Weather forecast is calling for rain and maybe some snow this week, unfortunately. We’re hoping and praying that the construction crew can get the roof on before then. You guys rock! 加油!