Oct 31, 2012

Outside House Work

A big project of ours has been to scrape and repaint the house. It was a big job, but with lots of help and team work, it got done pretty fast. We got the house done in about two and a half days.

 This is what the house looked like after it was scraped, and before painted.
 Dad wanted us girls to patch up some of the bare spots.
Here's Allison working on it.
 ~ Miranda ~
~ Me ~
 We used a paint-sprayer to paint the house.
~ Laurissa scraping ~
 One of Dad's customers let us use his manlift.  
~ Dad up in the manlift ~
~ Matthew ~
~ More scraping ~
~ And more scraping ~
We put paper over the windows so paint wouldn't splatter on them.
~ Joel ~
~ The brand new look ~

Seest thou a man diligent in his business
He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
Proverbs 22:29

Oct 10, 2012

Hoffman Hills

About a week ago our family, and some other friends went hiking at Hoffman Hills. 
It was a lot of fun hiking up hills, and eventually climbing the 97 stairs to get on top of the 80 foot tower. 
I'm sorry to say I didn't take any pictures of the tower, but I did take quite a few from on top.

Here is one of the trails that led to the tower.
The trees were so beautiful.
~ Looking down from the tower ~
~ The view from the tower ~
A beautiful sight to behold!
~ Looking over the woods ~
~ Laurissa ~
The view was incredible!

O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all:the earth is full of thy riches.  Psalms 104:24