Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Beam Me Up!

Last Saturday Kevin, Dave Kleschold and Joel Bawcum installed a 500 pound, 24 foot-long beam in our kitchen. This monstrosity was installed in place of a load-bearing wall we took out to enlarge the kitchen.

The first step to getting the beam in the house was to load it onto two wagons, one on each end.

Dave shows off the length of the beam...

Wheeling it in...

They then wheeled it through the temporary wall obstacle course.

The obstacle course...

From there, they lifted it onto two six foot ladders. By slowing adding 2X4s on top of the ladder they raised the beam, where it currently rests on two 4X6 beams.

4X6 beam

It was an amazing accomplishment! Well done boys!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

A Little Rainy Weather Fun

A picture says a thousand words...



One more time...

Jump (again!)

That was cool dad!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Official One Year Photos

Joshie took all of these beautiful photos with a double-ear infection. (His second in two weeks!) He is an amazing little boy!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Remodeling pictures

We are still working on remodeling the house. Currently, I don't have a kitchen. I have a microwave, sink and dishwasher. Kevin is working hard to get it complete. We hope to have it done next month.

Here are some pix of many phases of our remodeling...

I'm One!

On December 22, Joshua Tucker turned one! We had a great day, our entire family was together (even Uncle Laner from New York!). Josh has 4 teeth and knows two signs (more and all done). He weighs in at about 22 pounds (he's quickly catching up to Tori!) He is walking like he never knew how to crawl!
Here are some pictures from the day.

Joshie's adoption party

I have lots of pictures to share and not much time...so here come several slide shows...

Thursday, January 3, 2008

So much to say...so little time!

Okay, since the last post, we've celebrated Joshie's first birthday, and adoption; Lizzie has performed in two Christmas programs (one as the 'head' angel - Gabriela perhaps?) Josh has gained another tooth (3 total now!) and has developed some mad walking skills...Tori continues to delight in many things and make us laugh on a daily basis. (She also has perfected the use of the word 'no' - not so fun.)

We celebrated New Year's in San Juan Capistrano with my sister's family. (Tori has developed quite a crush on her Uncle Marc.) The kids and I have stayed on in San Juan while Kevin returned home yesterday to begin renovations on our kitchen.

I am continuing to look for work as I was laid off back in November. (Kev's new semester begins next week.)

Sorry for the delayed post.