Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Guess what we get to do again in a few months?

Let it Snow!

Benson and Molly love to shovel snow, and lucky for us, Grandpa Wayne loves to let them help him (or at least he tolerates it.)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Santa Claus is coming to town

Every year, for our Italian club, we have a little Christmas get-together. This year, Casey was working on our house, so the kids and I went solo. It turned out that Casey's mom and sister were there solo too. We all had a great time together.

Here we are on the hay ride. It was windy and COLD!

After the hayride, Santa came!

The kids were a very curious and excited to meet Santa.

Until it actually came time to sit on his lap...
Molly did NOT want to sit on his lap. I can't blame her, though, because I'd probably cry like that if I had to sit on his lap too.

Santa and Molly.
Looking at these pictures now, she says, "Santa! Ho Ho Ho! Molly cry!" 

Benson did VERY well meeting Santa. He climbed right up on his lap and said, "I want a dart gun." Then got right off. He didn't even pose for a photo.

We always have such a good time at the Italian parties. We are very proud to be Italian!
Let's hope Santa doesn't disappoint this year.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


So... We are building a house. It is going to be in Hooper, and we are SO excited about it, and it's fun to watch it progress.

Here are some pictures of the house from the beginning.

Our lot before we started building.

When they started digging our hole, the kids and I ate a picnic in the van while we watched them dig.

Digging the hole.

Our hole.

Our contractor, Brady and Casey checking out the footings.

Foundation forms.


Digging the trench for the water line.

Casey and his dad doing the plumbing.


After gravel.

Flatwork (cement in basement and garage).


It rained for a few days before the roof was on. So Casey squeegeed all the water out of the house.

Benson helping.


After the roof got put on.

 Our little family.

Done with framing.

We still have a LO-ONG way to go! But every time something new happens, we get really excited, and we get closer to having our dream house!!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


We are very excited to announce that we are expecting baby #3 in April.