Watching the build

Some days the kids can’t wait to get over to the new house….some days they beg me not to drive over. But most of the time they have enjoyed watching the house emerge before their eyes.

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Little T, busy on the stairs.

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Big C, his feet are on what is planned to be our fireplace mantle beam. The big kids think it’s pretty neat that this wood is so old. I told big T (Who is fascinated with history, especially Indian history) ” Indians and settlers walked by these beams when they were trees in Pennsylvania”. Such a neat concept for them to fathom. Interestingly enough our land was an indian campground at one time. But that will be another post when I have all the information. ūüôā

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Having breakfast at the house a few weeks ago.

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Watching the framers, builders and Hubs standing around the plans, discussing things.

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Hauling cut ends of beams to the truck. She insisted on doing it herself. (We are keeping all the cut pieces…..some diy to come I am sure ūüôā )

I remember my parents building our home fondly. I think these little munchkins will too enjoy the memories of building our home.

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Big kids

Our big kids have been gone for almost two weeks.  They went to California to visit  their Grandparents.  All four of us here have enjoyed the pictures and phone calls.  It is the first time they have ever been away from us for more than a night.  I thought I would be worried or sad, but it has been such a great experience for them and for us.

My two littles who are six and three, have had so much time with me these last two weeks. ¬†I have really had the opportunity to ‘be’ with them. ¬†Weather making pancakes or eating ice cream or shopping for school supplies. ¬†I am not in such a hurry, ¬†I want this to be the way we are. ¬†Relaxed…..

My big kids have made memories with their cousins that they will have forever, my littles have been counting down the days until the bigs get home. ¬†I can’t wait to have all my little people under the same roof.

I think sometimes these big changes are what we need.  To stretch ourselves, to take a moment and reevaluate what we are.  Our life looks the same so often that we miss the big picture.

I am rambling now.  But it has been a big deal, this two kids home and two kids gone.  My big kids are nine and eight.  Its not like they are on the verge of leaving.  But we are kinda half way there.  And its odd, and crazy to think soon this will be normal.

Tomorrow night they fly home…..JOY