Yes, that’s right! We’re still building the deck! First rule of construction: take whatever time you thought something would take to build, and double it. And if you are two adults with three kids five and under…yeah, let’s just hope we’ll be moved in by Halloween! BUT, I can assure you, thanks to the perfectionism and extreme patience of my husband, it will be done right!

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Hey, it takes a real man to screw in five hundred screws while wearing a baby…

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We’ve spent days and days leveling…digging…leveling some more (thank you to Pythagoras and high school geometry!)…

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Thank goodness we have such a good work crew!

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Even if they do tend to take a lot of snack breaks…

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And now…we finally have a structure up!

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Now comes the douglas fir tongue and groove flooring…

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We’ll leave that to Daddy, while the rest of us work on our own projects. Like building frog traps!

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Making mud pies…

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And rock fortresses…

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Riding bikes…

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Looking at the sky upside-down…

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And turning logs into teeter-totters with our friends.

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Oh! And what’s that sitting over there?!

It’s the YURT!

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After 15 hours of driving, it’s finally here!! Doesn’t look like much now, but pretty soon this will be HOME…

Which might disappoint the people who thought we were simply going to live under the deck…

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But excites Mommy!

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So…less than two weeks to go till we leave the farm. Trying not to be overwhelmed by the fact that we don’t have a house to move into yet!

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Trying to relax and enjoy the process…

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Remember that we already have the things that matter the most…

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That life is fleeting…

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That we want to remember this transition as a happy (if a little crazy!) time…

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And that we will get there…one step at a time.

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