Monday, May 30, 2011

Westin Turns 8 Months Old

Westin turned 8 months old today.  He is still mister easygoing.  He has started rocking more on all fours and will occasionally scoot towards objects.  He is really into kicking things and rolling everywhere.  William is a great big brother who can very easily entertain Westin.  We are so thankful to have this precious child in our family.  He loves to eat everything he can get his hands on, and without fail he will fuss whenever he finishes eating to let us know that he wants more.  He does spit-up much like William did at this age.  He is currently weighing in at 17 pounds and is 29 inches long.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

House Update

 William checking out the view from his window. 
 Trey's garage. This is definitely his favorite room. 
 Front view of house with walls up.

William and I trying out our floor sample. He approved. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

May 2011

 Westin's first trip to the pool. 

Westin driving with his feet.  

10 Year Anniversary

Today is our 10 Year Anniversary, and I still feel just as fortunate to have married Trey today as I did back then.  These years sure have flown by.  When we got married we were on our honeymoon and we said we would come back to Aruba for our ten year anniversary.  They say God laughs every time you make a plan. He's laughing today.   We feel very fortunate to be building our house and that is exactly what we spent our time looking at on our anniversary.  We almost make it out to look at the progress every evening.  This evening was especially fun since we were able to walk the second floor.  There actually weren't any stairs so I scaled the wood like the framers do (with a little boost from Trey).     
 Here we are a "little" older and a "little" wiser.
 Ceiling in the living room.
 Addition of the second story.
Aunt Lindsy and Westin touring the house.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

House Update

 Day 1 of Framing - We were shocked to see how quickly they got the walls up on the first floor. 
 Front Door
 William standing at the entrance to his room.  He likes to give the tour and show off his space. 
 Trey in his favorite room- the garage! 
 This morning Trey and Bart placed this metal beam through the ceiling of our garage.  The beam was inserted to add extra support for the second floor.  I was very impressed with Trey's ability to maneuver the extending forklift. 
 Trey decided to help the framers out by using the forklift that he already had to rent for his beam.  In this picture Trey is setting the glu lams in on top of his beam. 
The framers were speaking Spanish, but I could tell they were quite happy with how well all of the huge pieces had perfectly fit together. 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Neat Picture

This is a picture of a tree I took at our lot this evening. 

House Update - Concrete

 Evening before the pour.
 This was such an exciting moment.  This is a picture driving up the morning of the pour. 
 William and I went to witness the concrete pour early Wednesday morning. We both enjoyed seeing the lines of concrete trucks making their deliveries.  Unfortunately, Trey had a meeting that he had to attend in Austin. 

Quality control - Westin was checking for problems. 

 Such a big boy.
 All done.
Trey and Bart resting after cutting down some limbs that had to be removed before the framing can start on Monday.