Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Different Point of View

These are some pictures that our friend Richard Newman took of the house while flying over. It's so exciting to see the house from this view!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Unexpected

As with all projects, we expected a few setbacks. Never in our wildest dreams, could we have planned for what God had in store for our little town. On April 25, 2011, we turned in the final paperwork for our construction loan. The appraiser came to the land and approved the plans on April 26th. Then, on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 our lives were changed forever. Tornadoes marched through Alabama and the Southeast from the early morning hours until well into the night. Downtown Cullman and large portions of Cullman County were destroyed.
While we were spared any damage, many of our friends and family are still trying to put the pieces back together. Hundreds of volunteers came in from all over the country to help our community get back on its feet. Josh worked 16 hour days at the Co-Op trying to get sub-stations functioning and taking care of the linemen that had come in from all over to help with power restoration. Walker volunteered at church, cleaning up debris with other kids from the youth group. Sophie and Livi helped me make cakes and desserts to feed the volunteers who had so graciously come in to help.
Through this all, Josh and I debated whether or not we should continue with our plans to build. After seeking counsel from several people, we felt like building was still an option. So here we are, six weeks later, watching the foundation of our house be built.
From The Foundation

The Foundation

Click on this pic to see more pictures from the house!