Wednesday, August 17, 2011

One year commences

...this was the view from our kitchen window.

We lived and dined al fresco for the majority of last summer. For the most part it was lovely, taking us back to our Costa Rican roots, but there were a few dramatic rain storms and some very very hot summer days spent 6 inches from the swamp cooler. Wouldn't you agree dad (Glenn)? Nonetheless, it was a great summer. We loved having my dad stay about 6 weeks with us, it was a privilege to work alongside him, learn from him, and just get to hang out with him. WE LOVE YOU! And we couldn't have done it without you.

The house project consisted of (well, who am I kidding - it continues to consist of) remodeling and re-doing the existing house and adding about 500 sq ft with master bedroom, bathroom, sunroom, and deck.

Not only did we rope Glenn into helping us but somehow we got Steve to join as well! They were amazing: raising walls and trusses, pulling 12 hour days, fighting the clock so their first grandson didn't have to come home to this.

Glenn and Steve = The dream team

They did a little relaxing but not much.

Dad hard at work

Coming along!

WOW! So that is what skilled labor can do.

The boys missing Steve.

The first casualty of the summer = Glenn's finger. Somehow it got in the way of Colin's extremely powerful, bone-crushin hammer swing one of the very first days n the job...needless to say, Colin was almost the second casualty of the summer and Hudson was almost born fatherless...

I guess he doesn't seem too worse for the wear.

The house before (yes, it was Salmon Pink).


More pics of After to come soon!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

We're BACK!!!!!!!!!

It has been over a year since our last entry. Sorry about that. BUT what a year it has been...selling our first house, remodeling and then adding an addition to a new house (dedicated blog entry to follow) and HAVING a baby! Phew. But we are back and better than ever. We are going to do our best to have regular posts and share a little bit more of our lives with our friends and family. We miss you. Wyoming is too far from pretty much everyone :(

Since a photo is worth 100o words, I think a photo tour might be the quickest way to catch everyone up...
Baby Shower in AZ. Can you believe GG is going to be 90? What a looker!
SISTA- VISIT! Dancing to the Craft Bros at Eatons.

Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Sailing/Kayaking in Croatia :)

Venice, Italy

Hard work pays off! Colin and I had decided that we better use some of the proceeds from the sale of our first house to do some pre-Hudson (P.H.) travel... Lets just say two weeks in Croatia made the months of scraping wallpaper, patching plaster, refinishing floors, roofs, kitchens, and bathrooms, seem very worth it.

More Croatia

Jessica comes to visit. Can you guess which is a watermelon?

Thank goodness for Glenn and Julie. They were so much help while we patiently waited.

He's here!!! Better late (12 days to be exact) than never.