Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Making Progress, slow but sure.

Well we have finally moved on to the last phase of the home remodeling...the basement. We've been avoiding this part this part of the house for a reason...it's dingy and nasty, but hopefully not for long. This is a pic of Erich and our friend's son Logan sheetrocking the ceiling. I was quite relieved it was Logan and not me helping Erich lift that sheetrock :) Not to worry I made a major contribution mudding and taping...which happens to be one of my not so favorite remodeling tasks!

This is a picture my brother sent of me and his little son Leyton and I. He is such an adorable baby it makes me super excited for own little guy to arrive. Although with Erich and I's temperment we probably won't be blessed to have a baby with the super mellow & happy go lucky personality that Leyton has! One can always hope Right!!!

Summers in Grangeville are simply perfect. Nice and hot during the day, nice and cool at night...and best of all days and days of sunshine. Although we don't get out as much as we would like, Erich, Libby and I did manage to slip away for an afternoon in the river. It was divine! In the pic Erich is trying to outswim Libby, which is actually quite the task. It has been so fun to hang out with Erich for a little bit before the big fire rush hits. I'm definitely savoring every minute of it.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy Fourth of July

For this Fourth of July Erich was slaving away on fires in California while I was partying it up with my family on the lakes in Montana! Poor Erich always working during the fun months of the year. Right before he left he rented a bobcat and entertained himself by destroying...oh I mean relandscaping part of our backyard :) In the pic below he is leveling out a driveway/parking place.

Montana was great. Even though it was torture not to be able to waterski and wakeboard it was still awesome seeing family and lazing away on the boat. I make a pretty good flag girl/driver .... Pregnant or not there's nowhere I would rather be than on the lake with the fam. Amidst all the boating we managed to slip in a few rounds of golf and several rounds of cards. I also got to be there to help celebrate my dad's first day of retirement. I am so excited for him and my mom. Anyhow another great Independence Day. Just can't complain about hot summer days and vacation from work :)

(This is a hike we went on that overlooks the part of the Missourri River that we always boat on it's one of my favorite places in the world...Montana at its best!)

(this is a pic of my siter from CA and her family...we entertained ourselves quite well being goofy on the boat. My other sister from ID made it up for part of the trip as well as my bro from MT. Since I'm the one picking the pics I can avoid any embarassing ones of myself and instead harass my very fun sister and her family)

(On the way home Libby and I took a quick detour to enjoy a short hike and swim along the Lochsa River).