Thursday, June 20, 2013

Footings and Feet

Think I've left you in the dust.  Sorry!  We've now *kinda* settled into the temporary house, and are still alive.  We discovered today, quite accidentally, that the gas to our fireplace was on full blast.  Luckily the boys keep the doors moving, mostly open, so we haven't died.  Or blown up. ; )  God is seriously watching over us!

Our house is coming along.  We've finally seen some dirt-digging and building, giving us hope that a house is to come. : )  It has certainly been a huge leap of faith to leave our home of almost eight years, not even knowing what we are moving towards.  I mean, we have a general idea, but it's tough, people!  Lots and lots of faith, we are growing it here by the bushel-full. : )

Here are some steps in the right direction:
The footings are poured!  This is what the concrete block, and brick, will rest on. 
*Totally reminds me of building on a rock..not shifting sands: Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.*  Matthew 7:24

More footings..this is the back wall and back side of porch.

This baby is DYING to write his name in concrete.  He was tiny, and asleep, when we poured the concrete around the pool, and he hasn't forgotten that Clay and Mary Claire got to put their handprints into it...and he didn't.

Now, it looks like this!  The block are up..and they are too high for my taste.  I called to complain, and they probably rolled their eyes at that crazy holly girl.  Silly me, the lot looked so darn flat, but apparently it is lower to the left, and towards the back.  So there will be steps up from the garage to the house..that's going to build my calves as I carry up groceries!!  So..shapely legs for free?

Just so you know, Courtney...Carter does it too.  They get comfy, feet included! : )

I love this baby! : )  He has gotten so big.
I thought his trunk looked so long in that picture.  I'm thrilled he's finally growing.  He's still on formula at least until the next weight check in July.  He was underweight and height, so they are still keeping an eye on him.  Praying nothing is wrong and for healthy growth!  He's a smarty-pants, so at least it's not in the intelligence department? ; ) He figured out our cabinets..that don't have pulls or knobs!  They are even hard for me.

Hope your home is happily housing all your growing feet!  Please pray for our patience.  It's exciting, but it's work too.  Every day is something.  (did I tell you about the constrictor the boys found out back?  or the pool "discount"? or about the white quilt that took all day to dry, and then today the boys ate two bags of chocolate on it?)  (No?  It's probably better.)

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