Sunday, April 21, 2019

Easter 2019

Easter came and went so quickly this year... partly because spring break was the week leading up to it... and partly because a bunch of the littles had some form of a sickness. It's one of those moments, that I wish we could have a re-do... not because we didn't have a wonderful weekend, but because it was THAT beautiful. Each year, it feels richer and richer celebrating the hope that our Savior, Jesus, is alive... especially as the kids celebrate with us in it!

These are the things I want to remember:

-  Every year FaithRX puts on a workout intended for Good Friday... the Passion WOD. This year, a dear friend and I conquered through it together. It always ushers in the weekend so well (100 DU's, 800m barbell carry-95/65# and 100 burpees)...unfortunately, no pictures for that.

-  We dye eggs every year, the day before Easter. It's been tradition for as long as I can remember. The kids were NOT impressed dying brown eggs this year... to me, the colors were beautiful... but they missed the "bright/cheery" colors... note to self, next year, grab a box of white ones, and leave the brown ones for me.

-  While dying eggs, Jo had more fun coloring her hands, instead of the eggs.

-  Mable, was impressed with the coloring for the first few minutes, and then decided it was time to start peeling an egg to eat... which, they ALL ate at least 1 egg... and we had a HUGE egg dinner that night.

-  Worship music being blasted Easter morning, and the kids joining along with their singing.

-  I've complained a lot about how destroyed our yard has been with all this construction going on... but the added rocks made for some fun places to hide eggs this year.

-  The kids all figured me out. "Look in all the plants, that's where you'll find the eggs... Mom LOVES to hide the eggs in the plants... especially the green ones. That way they're camouflaged." Noted, and will change my game plan for hiding eggs next year.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Guest House { weeks 27- 37 }

Since the last update, the guest house saw its first snow... the roof did great, the skylights did great... nothing leaked... and it looked magical tucked in to all that white stuff.

We've had some big progress over the last few weeks with the guest house. The hubby finished EVERYTHING electrical... trenches were dug with a rented ditch witch, piping and electrical line was brought through the piping (I'm sure there's a technical name for that) and everything is connected to the main breaker.

An inspection was ordered since all was complete... and only a few small items needed to be fixed, before we were approved nearly 2 weeks ago. The line can be covered, and all is well on that end.

He built a little roof for over the hot water heater... which the inspector thought, was GENIUS. He actually commented more on that, then he did on the electrical stuff.

The hubby finished all things plumbing and will be running a test to make sure nothing leaks/pours out before the final connect. Once that inspection is approved, we'll be able to start insulating (and ALL the fun stuff can start to happen).

This weekend the hubby rented an excavator to help dig for gas (to run to the tankless hot water heater.) We also hired someone to connect us next week to our propane tank... and then we can order a mechanical inspection.

When typing it all out, it seems like only a little bit was done... but in all reality, it was SO much. These are BIG things that need to get done... and hoping that by the next update, all the inspections will have been approved.

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