Monday, August 13, 2012

Wedding Project # 1

It's begun. The wedding is 11 1/2 months away and we're already feeling the pressure! So last weekend we (I provided drinks!) got one thing out of the way.  

The Dock.

Three years ago, when we cleared out the blackberries, we had a friend come in with a REALLY BIG tractor and dig out the roots, level, grade etc.. And while he was here, Brian and he had the brilliant idea to run out and get some posts so that Grant could pound them in with the bucket of the REALLY BIG tractor. So they did. And that was it. It's been like that all this time.

But last weekend Brian decided it was time to "get er done". Papa Ron came over to help. Tyler even got in quite a few hours, but I don't have a picture of him...surprise...

The little paddle boat came in quite handy for working on the end of the dock. The pond is down about 4 feet right now, but it's still quite a drop off. Only a few feet out and it's over our heads.
Brian, Papa and Tyler got the framing part done. If you look in the background there are piles of blackberry vines. That was my other contribution!

The next day Brady (SIL) came out to help, along with papa again, and the got all the decking cut and installed. Only a few things were dropped, and they were found pretty quickly!

We ended up being one board shy, so I guess technically, it's not really finished!

The guys getting approval from the future bride and the grandma! It turned out great, especially for  randomly pounding posts into the water!

No pictures, but Brian did the first cannon ball off of it yesterday! Works great!!!!

Hoping to add some lighting and hang some lanterns for the wedding.

One project down....1078 more to go!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Happiest Day!

Let the countdown begin!!!!

My future son-in-law was kind enough to invite my husband and I to "photo stalk" the big moment!! What fun! Trying to stay hidden while people were wondering what the heck we were doing with the huge camera!!  (Photo #6 is when Brady told Ashleigh to look around!) It was really special to be able to be part of the "big moment"!!

The planning has begun...they want to get married at our home next July. Should be lots of time right? We're already panicked!!! But I have a "real" pinterest board now...something I'll actually use!!

Congratulations Ashleigh and Brady!