She turned the big one on August 2nd. I felt so bad that I couldn't fly out to Phoenix and celebrate with her. However here she is wearing the outfit I made for her. I think she looks so adorable in it! My brother and his wife who live in Flagstaff were able to attend. And Calista's other Grandma and her auntie Peyton who is only 18 are visiting for two weeks.
With some of her buddies who came to help celebrate!
Today is the last day of our County fair. I love the fair! I grew up as a farm girl and a 4-H member from age 9-18. I still try to enter a few things each year. This year was tough because I have been babysitting little grand-daughter Addison and she is an on the go toddler!
I made this tea-pot bouquet and you can imagine my surprise when is was picked best of show in the flower arranging category!
And here's that little Miss busy herself enjoying a ride at the fair! She literally squealed with delight when the ride finally got going. I didn't think she was going to stay on because she was a bit scared acting. However after finding a new buddy she was good to go!
I wanted to update you on the progress of the student built home. My hubby has been working alone on this since school ended. The homeowner has hired him to finish up the house. Usually students are able to complete or come close to completing the home. However there were delays on getting this one off the ground and the students were unable to begin until well into October.
I will let my hubby fill you in on the rest.
The exterior of the house is complete except for the ceilings on the porches which will be bead board and the stairs leading to the front porch.
The view of the house as you drive in with the river in the background. The river is quite wide and deep here with pontoons, water skiers, canoes, kayaks and fishing boats cruising by. The lot has a perfect spot to build a dock with easy access to nature's playground.
Looking from the living room into the kitchen, the skylights flood the area with natural light and the peaceful rhythm of raindrops against the glass when we are fortunate enough to get rain. The past 2 days we received over 1" of badly needed rain.
The cement board has been installed throughout the house in preparation for floor tile. This knotty pine bedroom brings the feeling of being surrounded by wildlife and nature's beauty. Fresh deer footprints are plentiful each morning when I come to work.
With the interior being filled with cedar and knotty pine walls and ceilings, the owner decided to put floor tile throughout the whole house. Small natural stone tile is being installed in the entryway with much larger earth tone ceramic tile throughout the remainder of the house. The main level bathroom will be tiled with a mix of the ceramic and natural tiles.
After tiling is complete I will work on the porch ceilings and interior doors. Then the bath, kitchen cabinets and casings and baseboards will be installed.
Well that's about it for me friends!
I am back to the fair for it's final day and our weather is just beautiful. We got some much needed rain, the really hot weather is gone and it's only getting into the upper 70's! Gorgeous weather!
Have a great week!
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