Friday, June 29, 2007

My Friend Pedro- The House- A Job!

So many things to add to the blog.... so here is a summary....

1. PEDRO: Went to the "Big Ticket Event" that Drew runs. Tagged along with Dan and Tracy, and had a fantastic time. Hung out with the Catts, The Kricks, The Hosfords, and the Carlson's (The Parentals :) ) It was a fantastic time! Drew did a marvelous job running the show. That is where I met Pedro, The Monkey. Now I am trying to convince my wife to let me have a pet Capuchin Monkey. I'm not winning. They fling poo.

2. THE JOB: Leanne is now a teacher! We knew it would only be a matter of time until she found that job. She will be teaching at the "West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science." Remember that, you will be quizzed on that later. She will be teaching 4 different environmental science classes! So needless to say, a TON of work, and could be some challenging kids. It's going to be a really challenging job in many aspects, but she has decided to accept the challenge and give it a shot. I know she will be absolutely fantastic in the classroom and will have a big impact on many kids' lives. Plus she gets to play in the dirt. She likes that. Ahh yes, my dirty wife.

3. THE HOUSE: Framing is done. Windows are In (not in picture). Electrical is Done. Driveway is poured (not in this picture.) Monday they start Cedar Trim. Next week they insulate. About a week and a half until drywall... they are absolutely flying! Eastbrook has really been doing a fantastic job and is really taking care of us. Our Construction Manager Chris is awesome, and the company is really doing us a lot of favors and working extra special hard, truly in memory of my father which is very humbling. We are so thankful, and can't wait to get into our new home!!!!!

So great news... and it's summer. I think I shall take a nap tomorrow. :)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

On our 15' Coleman

So Kris and I decided it might be fun to take the girls on a canoe trip down the Rogue.
We didn't know what we were getting into.
After 10 minuets of struggling to get the canoe in the water and the dogs in the canoe without having to watch either float downstream without us... Maggie jumped ship.
She jumped ship and then thought she'd make a break for it and tried to shoot across the road.
Kris, then, jumped ship as well and snagged her just in time. Wet puppy. Wet Kris.
The rest of the float was a success.
Bescides having to stop Dakota from also jumping ship when she was taunted by a gaggle of geese, we all went swimming and got some much needed R and R.
This picture was taken when we got back to our temporary residence.
Everyone was exhaused.

And none of us can wait until next time.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

In Memory of The Curries

I had a bit of nostalgia today.
It started with giving my dog her summer buzz cut.
I shaved her heavy black coat off in the bathroom.
As I peered across the mounds of black hair, I had deja vu.
It brought me back to my college years living with Jason and Jared Currie.
For those who do not know the Curries, they were my "fuzzy friends"
I remember going to use the bathroom on numerous occasions, only to come across a scene similar to this one.
It was a mirror image of their weekly back shaving, hip trimming, and Jason's all-powerful shoulder hair patch.
We used to donate their trimmings to "Locks for Love"
It made me miss my dear furry friends.
So this blog is in memory of Jason and Jared Currie.
S.I.P. - Shave In Peace my friends, Shave In Peace.


Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Under Construction

probably just a few coats of paint... and were ready to move in... what do you think of the open floor plan and solar heating system? a little breezy maybe...