August 2018

Summer 2018

Finished our house!

This summer kept us very busy with finishing our home and starting a spec house at the same time. When we arrived home in late April from the Philippines our home was bare studs without running water. Four months later we have completely finished and moved in! The fact that Ian and I both quit our day jobs a year ago really gave us the time we needed to make it possible. 

The first step when we got home; insulation.

Of course it’s important to have balance in life (my motto is play until you can’t, work until you can) so we enjoyed some lake time, river time, and a couple family vacations.

Fishing for Small Mouth Bass (picture courtesy of Chrissy Ponsness)

Tubing on The Coeur d’Alene River

Morels hide in the best places (this was in Montana)

Hiking Squaw Valley with Ian’s parents, Lake Tahoe

My parent’s celebrating the completion of their barn renovation in NJ

Awesome old barn wood paneling

Our spec house is now priority numero uno and with the trusses on order and our big framing lumber package in the driveway we hope to have a roof on by late September. We have hired an expert framer to help Ian so I get to be Paint Girl for all the siding and trim. 

Spec house floor is finished. Ready for concrete in the garage and walls to be framed!

We say goodbye to a hot and dry summer in beautiful Northern Idaho and hello to mellow fall. 

Sunset on Lake Pend Oreille