Tag Archives: Fire

Building Continues

And so the Building continues!  The logs arrived and with the amazing help of our best friend George (who is a saint for helping us with these big projects…again), and my Father-in-Law, Albert we managed to put up 9 foot of sidewalls in about 24 working hours!

Second day!


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Here we are getting rained out after setting this log!  Beautiful clouds to go with the beautiful building process!


Back at it!  Laying the last log!  Whoo hoo!



And here it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   The finished log part!  Now we are waiting on building materials and trusses!


Life Continues

After any traumatic experience it takes time to put things back together.  Life Continues.  The experience makes you weak but yet stronger, it makes you sad but yet happy, it makes you cringe but yet smile.  It is indescribable because there is so much you long for but all that really matters in our situation is we are all safe and healthy.  I still find myself saying at the store, oh I don’t need that, I have one at home.  Only I don’t in most cases! Its something I can laugh about now that we are officially 1 month from the fire.  It seems like it happened yesterday but it is a month, and I’m so thankful we are past that first week.

I cannot say enough about the wonderful people who are out there that are supporting and praying for us to get through this.  Here is a glimpse of that first week in pictures.


Celebrated Valentine’s and my Birthday (3 days post fire) at my parents house.  Fun Holiday’s don’t stop just because of this. Life Continues.

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Spent quality time with Maci Jo – my Niece! Life Continues.


Traveled back to the ranch in style….packed to the brim with amazing goodies gathered and bought while in ND/SD.  Life must continue.


It was a toss up to who was more excited when we got home, us or The Rancher!  Life Continues.

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Cody had to get his first hair cut…Before and After Shots.  Life Continues.


We are still having wrestling matches but have to be a little more careful as the bunkhouse floor is hard as a rock! Life Continuing – with minor adjustments!



The amazing response to help our needs of clothing, household items, food.  The communities we are a part of have been truly a gift from God.  We wouldn’t be where we are right now without them.  Thank you, those two words don’t seem like enough but its what I have for you right now, so THANK YOU and GOD BLESS.


And just to remind you….it really is still beautiful here, house or no house, we are all together and at home in the bunkhouse for the next several months until we can get a permanent home together.


Have you ever had to live in a very small area with your family?  What was the best and worst part for you?!