Monday, August 25, 2014

We Couldn't Wait Any Longer

Saturday morning we piled the three little kids into the Suburban and headed north.

There was something calling us that we couldn't resist.

That something was a new wide, flat, graded area deep in the Ponderosa pine.
If you look closely, you can see spray-painted corners.

Can you see a garage here?

Micah and Hyrum could have spent all day exploring this pile.

So many perfect sticks in this world. So little time.

We found treats along the creek bed.
It's pretty late in the blackberry season, but there were just enough to stain little fingers and little chins with juicy goodness.

This little guy was making a home for himself in the newly surveyed dirt. I thought he was pretty cool and tried to get Hyrum to pick him up.
Hyrum's never afraid of creatures of any kind, but for some reason he wouldn't touch this guy. Dad did attempt to pick him up but got stung in the process. Pretty nice welt on his finger for his trouble. I looked fuzzy guy up when we got home, and it's an io moth caterpillar whose stings are painful and can be serious.

When they grow up, io caterpillars metamorphose into this:
We will have to look for these moths next time. They seem a little friendlier.

Seeing dirt moved and trees removed--I can't explain it. The excitement is building much faster than the cabin--hopefully by Christmas!


  1. I can't imagine how much fun this piece of heaven will be!!!

    I totally saw the garage! It's really big!

    The kids are going to have so much fun.

  2. Was it so odd to just have the 3 little kids with you? Maybe you've slowly adjusted to the dwindling numbers. Looks so awesome, I am so excited to come visit :) So happy for you guys!!!

  3. this is AMAZING jen!!! i'm so excited for you!!! treasure. it's going to be such a treasure.

  4. What an exciting time for your family. In years to come they'll be amazed at these 'before' photos.