Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Progress: Day One

December. 12. 2011
Today marks the first day (finally!!) of construction on our new home. After nearly three months of meetings, paperwork, building delays, phone calls and WAITING; the hole has been dug and footings have been poured. As soon as we have photos to share, we will be sure to post them.
Since September 19, when we signed papers to begin this process, we are finally feeling a small sense of relief. I think we were both starting to question whether we would ever see a house on our lot. We are already planning (in our minds) a house warming party this Spring, and future holiday celebrations.
We really miss our Zoey. We saw her this past weekend, and really miss her spunky personality, unconditional love, and companionship.
Until next time...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


A few recent photos of Zoey

Say cheese!


Playing with our neighbors dog, her buddy, Eason.


Our latest landscaping.

We added a couple of arbrivida to our landscaping. Here is one ready to be planted.

A view from the front of our house.

Another view

Easter Weekend

This year we spent our Easter Weekend in La Crosse. Throughout the weekend we spent time doing landscaping, coloring eggs, and had our first Easter dinner in our house.

This is what the front of our house looks like now with the landscaping done. We added a few different kind of spirea to the arbrivida that we planted last fall.

We added barberry to the south side of the house. There will be arbrivida added to this in the near future.

Britton digging a hole for one of the barberry.

Another view from the front

A close-up of our spirea

In the beginning stages of our planting.

Coloring eggs

Part way through the process

Lacy got flowers from her parents.

Giving the eggs a chance to dry out before putting them back in the carton.

Working on coloring the eggs

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Florida for Christmas

We went to Florida for Christmas with the Gram Family.

The boys toughing it out with 30 mph winds and 55 degree weather. It was sunny though!

Mike and Kim taking a time out for a picture.

Trying to stay warm as we wait our turn to mini golf.

These gators were at the mini golf place and were about 3 feet long

Keep your fingers away from the fence.

Freezing as we waited behind the group in front of us. The mini golf course was actually packed for how cold and windy it was.

Catching some rays in the Florida sun.

This big guy was found a few ponds over from where we were. We strolled past him on one of our walks. Kept our distance but made sure to get a picture.

About 5-6 feet long

Being goofy


Here are some pictures of Zoey, she is such a blessing and has grown so fast. She is so much fun and we love having her around.

Super Dog!

She loves to snuggle

She loves car rides. This is after a long weekend on the farm with her playmater Ruby!

She was so tired she couldn't even hold her head up. Being the smart dog she is,

she used Lacy's bag as a holster.

She loves to have people hold her, Lacy's Dad is her favorite!

Sitting pretty on her blanket.

She loves to play in the snow, especially when people are shoveling.

She loves to play in the snow but gets cold very fast.

Trees and Landscaping

We put some trees in for landscaping in November. It was cold and rainy the whole day.

We got 5 trees planted in an afternoon though.

In our back yard along our lot line.

In the front of our house. More landscaping to come this summer (rocks, plants, etc.)

Washing the shovels off after a long, cold day of work.

Halloween Pumpkins

We carve our own pumpkins each Halloween, here they are!

Lacy's on the left, Britton's on the right

Florida Visits

Here are some pictures from our trips to Florida in September for our honeymoon.

Mini Golf at Smugglers Cover

These little guys are all over the place down there!

Mini golfing in September, Lacy won this round.

Fishing in the pond, a daily occurence.