Friday, March 28, 2008

BMW Ultimate Drive

I spent the morning at the BMW dealership here in Chattanooga (not a place I normally hang out!) with a group of ladies from our church. The dealership was hosting The Ultimate Drive which BMW donates a $1.00 per mile driven to Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research. Anyone with a valid driver's license can go and drive as many times as you want and pick the BMW you drive. I drove the X5 since I love SUVs, but the other ladies I was with drove convertibles and some others. I also got to drive 12-15 miles on the course they map out, so it was nice. I'll post a picture later when I get it from my friend. It was fun and cool getting to drive a very nice car and knowing I was helping a great cause. I know that BMW does this nationwide, so I would encourage you to check out to see if it is or will be going on near you!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

My First Trip to the Driving Range

We finally took Nathan to the driving range a cou[le of weeks ago. He loved it. And thankfully he only tried to go running out toward where everyone else was hitting only once. They had a practice hole with a flag that noone else was using so we hung out there most of the time so he wouldn't get in the way of the other golfers. Now Brent just needs to make him his own clubs. Nathan loves playing golf at the park. He would run around hitting his ball for hours if we would let him.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Walls Are Going Up!

After 3 weeks of delays with our bank, we finally got things straightened out and our builder started framing this week. It is so exciting to see the walls going up and to get a feel for how the house will be. God is blessing us so much with this house and hopefully we will glorify Him with how we use it and spend our time in it. Visitors will be welcome at any time!! (once we are in of course, right now it might be a little cold at night! Ha!)
Everything is going well. We are getting involved in a great church, ChristWay Community Church. Brent is getting to help start the men's ministry and I am going to help in the preschool and have been asked to speak at a breakout session for the next women's event, so it is exciting to be used and involved again. We are going to a lifegroup and beginning to make some great friends. God is so good!
Enjoy the pics of the walls!
The side/front
The dining room

My Kitchen, which is going to be so awesome! And one of the reasons we why picked our builder. He came up with the design and I loved it after seeing it in his home.

The back of our house with a door to the storage area
or Brent's "tomb" as he is calling it.
The front of the house

Friday, March 7, 2008

More Pics

Here are some more pics of the crawl space/foundation area of the work that was done this week to finish up the foundation and get the house ready for framing. We are excited for the framing so we can see how the house feels. It is a different experience just picking out a house you like from a floorplan, not ever having been in it.

Nate throwing rocks into a puddle in the 'garage'

Brent standing at the tallest point, 11 cement blocks high

Brent standing on the wall between the garage
and what will be the kitchen.

Nate loves all the rocks!

Nathan and me on our future driveway

Monday, March 3, 2008

Up and Running Again

I haven't written in a very long time. We had to change our routine with living in a second floor apartment with a two year old and 2 large dogs and that routine pretty much consumed our time, so I had no time to write and share what God has been doing in our lives. We are now in a rent house, a huge blessing from God, and have begun building our house. That is another HUGE blessing from God. God has been doing so many awesome things in our lives lately and I can't wait to share all about them. However right now I really need a shower after working out and taking Nathan to swim lessons at the YMCA this morning and to spend some time preparing for the Bible study I am attending tonight. So, I will leave with a picture of the current status of our house, the cement blocks for the crawl space, exciting to us, maybe not to you, but here it is!! (It looks kind of like a prison at this point. This is a side view.)