Thursday, October 30, 2008

Rachel's birthday party

Here is Grandma Rachel with her precious grandson. He just walks all over now and he loves to sway to the music.

After revival service tonight, we had Tina's parents, Larry and Sharon Major, Jeffrey, Tina, and Jordan, along with Justin, Rachel and me here at our house for cake and ice cream. Here is a picture of the lovely cake from Hannaford.

A very special happy birthday!

Today is my wife's birthday. I just want to say that we are very blessed to have her as our wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and friend. Rachel is a very kind and considerate person. She has the biggest heart that I think anyone could have. She is willing to lend a helping hand wherever she can to anyone she can. My very first trip to meet her family was for her birthday 26 years ago. There have been many happy memories since that time. I just want everyone to know that I got the best when I got her. Happy Birthday Rachel, I love you and wish you the best day today!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Today it happened! (Actually last night)

We had our first real snowstorm of the year last night into today. These pictures were taken about 7:30 am today. The first two are from our front yard and the other two from our backyard. Someone once told me that whatever the date is that you get your first snow is how many snows you are going to get. 28th = 28 snows, we are in for a long snowy winter. Time will tell. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pictures, pictures, and more pictures!

Guess who???? You can go to Jeffrey and Tina's blog to look at all of these pictures that they had taken on Thursday. I wanted them to be the ones to post them. After all, Jordan is their son, and only my grandson. Click here or on the link below.

Birthday Boy!

Well, it has been a year. Jordan was born on October 18, 2007 and we celebrated his birthday on October 18, 2008. Here was his arrival photo that I took at the hospital the day he was born. Look how much he has grown. There were around 26 there, even his little cousin Victoria.

When we got to his house he was just playing on the floor showing off his new haircut!

Here he is all ready to eat with his party hat on his head.

Great Grandma and Great Grandpa Major all the way from Pennsylvania for the party!

Here is Jordan lost in his pile of presents looking for his "favorite" present.

I think the drums will be the favorite toy!

This gentleman here is from the Russell church, he is celebrating 94 years young. He told me he can hardly believe it that his son is 70!

Time for cake. He just didn't dive into it like some kids do.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Guess who?

Bet you can't guess who this is? Someone had their picture taken for their first birthday, but you will have to wait until I have his parent's permission to display them.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Random shots of Jordan

Jordan, Chris, and I had fun playing after we were done with the deck.

Jordan is showing off his teeth in this shot.
This is how Jordan helped us work today!

Finishing touches!

The deck is now complete. Are we ever tired!!! We added the finishing touches today. We had an extra helper today, Jordan. He helped by sleeping the whole time we worked.

This is one of the ends of the deck so you can see that we went from rustic to classic with the lattice work.
These two shots are of the end so you can see the fine workmanship in the steps and also the little post light that we put on top of the stairpost.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Decked again!

This is the 5:30 update. The risers took a while to get them cut and then to get them level. As you can see, Chris is hard at work getting the right measurement for the handrail. We hope to finish it up tomorrow. You are welcome to stop in and see it anytime you want. We are available for hire on a very limited time schedule.

Here is the start of the railing. We have some lattice work to put up yet. This was about 2:30 in the afternoon.

This is where we were about 12:30 today. Just a few boards to close it off underneath, nothing fancy. It will hopefully someday have some shrubs in front of it.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The McCallus's are decked!

I am on vacation this week. My sister, Chris, took vacation too and came up to visit and help me build a deck on the front of our house. We started this morning about 9:30. Here is the progress we made today. Tomorrow we will finish with it. Our youngest son, Justin helped a lot also in the building of the deck. This is the 5:45 pm view.

We came up short a few boards due to an error in measurement. Tomorrow we will get the rest of the decking material and also make the risers for the steps and put on a rail.

This is the 12: 45 when we broke for lunch
This is the 9:35 view. We didn't start too early this morning because it was quite chilly here. The temp was in the 20's, so we thought we would let the frost get off of everything before we started.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Birthday, Jeff (a day late!!)

Yesterday was Jeff's birthday. Since he is the blogger, no mention of his birthday reached the blog! So, after a quick lesson this morning, here is my post!
Jeff, I hope you realize how special you are! You are loved very much by me and the rest of your family. You do so much to make the lives of those around you easier. If you think we tease you too much, it's only because you are so easy to tease!! You make it fun.
I didn't post anything about our anniversary, but I want to take a minute to tell you that the past 25 years have been the best in my life. You have made life wonderful for me. You've been the best husband, father, and now grandfather that anyone could ever hope for. I hope we have MANY more years together.
So, Happy Birthday, Honey. I love you!!