Sunday, October 20, 2013

Catching Up! What the Marshall Family has been up to.....

Josh playing in the pond by our house (pond made from excessive rain and a clog in the drain = a lot of fun).
Josh after playiing in above pond with some pieces of wood.  They were throwing pieces of wood into the pond, and his friend missed the pond and hit Josh in the face.  His nose broke in 5 places.  Two surgeries later, his nose is just fine.

Throw a dog in the pond = a ton more fun (for the kids, anyway)
Poor Koda hates water.
Alauna on her first day of Preschool.

Our cat, Patches, had 5 cute little kittens the day before Easter.  As much as we wanted to keep one, our HOA rules limit us to 2 animals.  So we found nice homes for them. It was a good experience for the kids.

Josh played soccer on a team for the first time.  He did a really good job for
 this being his first time.

We celebrated Josh's 8th birthday with a party at Hollywood Connection.  Everyone had a blast, including the parents.  They even had rides for us!

Our Kitchen

Our Living Room.  Ammon is making some really nice bookcases to go on the right and left of the TV.  Then we will mount the tv above the piano.

Finally got grass.  Here's the front North side of the house.

Here's the South side of the house.
Josh got baptized with his cousin, Samuel, by his Grandpa Marshall.  It was such a great day.  He is such a good boy.

Friday, February 8, 2013

House Construction - Holy Cow!

The house is moving along so quickly right now.  I took a couple weeks off because I have been so busy lately, but decided to go out with my camera and see how it was coming.  It was so exciting!  Here is what I saw.

Here is the family room.  I love the big windows!

A look at the family room from the kitchen.

The front entry way and a shot of the laundry room/out to the garage.

The master bedroom.  I love the bay window!

The kids' bathroom.  If you look closely, you can see my reflection.  I am wearing my crossing guard uniform.

The kitchen.  Also, the cabinets look ready to be installed.

Looking out the master bathroom into the master bedroom.

Alauna's room.

Josh's room.

Downstairs in the basement.  This will not be finished when we move in.  But eventually there will be a family room/office area in the back.

Looking from where the family room/office will be to where the 4th bedroom will be.

Where the storage room and my craft room/5th bedroom will be.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Family Pictures

I decided that since it had been a year since we got our family pictures, we should go take some.  It wasn't until we got home and realized that my camera sucks at taking pictures.  Here are the results.  We had fun, though.  We went to Customer Appreciation Days at Snowbird Ski Resort and got to ride the tram for free.  The kids and Ammon LOVED it.  I nearly had a heart attack every time we went over a bump (FYI: I am deathly afraid of heights).

The view at the top of the tram ride.  Yes, that is as close to the edge as I wanted to get.

Alauna and I waiting for the boys to get done with their little "hike".

Here the 2 kids are acting like they love each other.

My favorite of Alauna.

My favorite of Josh.

It's looking more like a house every day!

A look into the basement before they put the floor on.

A look at the front.

A look at the back.  It's so big I couldn't fit it all in my camera's view finder.  That's a good thing.
What the front will look like with the rock retaining wall.  And the sun is shining so brightly!

Friday, November 16, 2012

New Home Construction Part 2

Yay!  The tractor is finally here!
Here is most of the hole.  It took 3 days to dig because of the weather.

After the hole was dug, they poured the footings.

We are getting pretty excited!

The foundation is totally finished.  Now we get to wait for it to cure.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Our New House

We bought a house!  Well, it hasn't been built yet, but we picked out everything!  It was actually quite hard (I know, poor me).  Anywhoo.....I am going to (hopefully) take a picture every week from start to finish and (maybe) post it on my blog.  Yes, I know, it's a bit cliche, and everyone does it.  BUT I AM SO EXCITED!  (I just can't hide it). 

A picture of the lot where our house will be built.  This is from the North West corner.

This is a picture of the front of the lot.  Some of the fence will be taken down.  This is the North West corner where I took the top picture, but I took it from inside the corner of the fence.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Summer 2012

Josh and Alauna walking in the LONG Magna Parade with our Stake.

Alauna cheesing it while driving in the neighborhood Independence Day parade.

Josh and Alauna showing off their face paintings.

Went to Ammon's Family Reunion.  We had a blast.  We went boating and swimming, stayed in a cabin, and didn't have to cook any meals.  Now that's what I call camping.

Ammon's siblings and parents having fun!

Because Alauna wanted me to add a picture of her Zebra "Stripes".

We gave Josh a fishing pole for his 7th birthday and took it out last weekend.

Josh and Alauna were able to both catch one fish.  They were delicious!

We added a new family member.  Her name is "Patches".  She is so fun to have around.  She is more social than any other cat I have known.  We sure do love her.  Best of all, Koda and her get along.  Hopefully they will be best friends one day.