Today I'm going to share a big piece of me with you. You know Jade built our home, but I've never proved it to you. I want to share you a glimpse into a very long, but rewarding year!
This is the basement. Jade put up each and every one of those concrete forms. They are incredibly heavy! I believe my Dad helped him. It was the summer time & really hot then!
Here is my hubby. I told you he's a hard worker! Check out those boots & the sweat drenching his shirt! He's still cute isn't he!
Between the basement being built in the summer was fall. Fall is dead time around here - my Dad farms and that halts a lot of progress. So here Jade is framing the basement & installing the first story floor. I actually was helping that day in my own Carhartts too. It was at a point when Everett Mason was just a mere twinkle in my eye!
This is my Uncle Doug that you all prayed for last week. I gave him so much grief that day for his neon yellow hat. I could see him clear down the lane! This is the day Dad kept wanting me to lift big sheets of plywood, but didn't realize I was pregnant. I'd say it was sometime in December - must have been ridiculously warm that day!
Here my cousins & Jade are putting the roof on my house. See that man at the tippy top. That's my cousin Drew. He was seriously like a mountain goat it was amazing! It was also the coldest day of the year. I can't explain to you how nasty cold it was. Those men worked their butts off for two days putting up the rafters & sheeting the roof!
Here you can see that wow it's spring already. The windows are in and we have a roof even!
This is Aubrie Grace in her very own closet. Isn't she cute and still has that baby look to her! This is even before the glasses - before her eyes started crossing on us.
This is my Great Uncle Bob. He is my Grandpa Everett's brother. He built this entire staircase by hand. He was amazing! I adore him for it & since Grandpa is no longer with us - he is my reminder of him. this man brings his gator all the time in the warm months & fishes at our pond - I love it!
Here is my Uncle Doug and Dad again. We moved in long before the siding was hung and the stone. It was almost 8 months before we had stone b/c we moved in in October & it got too cold to do the stone. I was so excited to see this red go up. It was just perfect! Uncle Doug helped a lot on our house - that's one of the reasons why I love him like a second father.
So there you have it, a very short glimpse into the year of building a house. Can you believe we really did it! Maggie will build next & Jade is pumped! I'm excited to have her as my relatively close neighbor. We're even buying a John Deere gator so we can drive back and forth!
Without my wonderful family - this wouldn't have been possible! I owe my father, uncle, cousins, sisters, and brother in laws a world of thanks! They helped build my family a home.