ICF Basement Expansion – Finished!

ICF Basement Finished

The last hurdle in making our goal of moving into the ICF basement expansion before Christmas was making the windows doors and moving the windows to the new exterior walls. Sound confusing? It really isn’t. We added new walls around the existing structure that are 14 more feet out and these became the new exterior walls! Read more

Setting Goals for the New Year

New Year's Snow in the Vineyard

It’s that time again – time to ring in a New Year! And, this one for us is a snowy one! Setting goals for the New Year gives a chance to begin fresh with new ideas and motivation to carry through. Have you set goals for yourself and your family? For me, a new yearRead More

Mom’s Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie is probably my number one comfort food. Think about it – is there anything that tastes better than the combined flavors of chicken, vegetables, broth and a delicious crust! I can’t think of anything. Mom’s Chicken Pot Pie Recipe is the recipe that my mother made and boy, time flies because now I am making it for my children! Read more

Merry Christmas


This time of year, many people are consumed with getting and giving presents. Let’s don’t forget the real meaning of Christmas! The real story is that the God chose to provide a means for man’s redemption from the just penalty of our sin. He could have done it any way, but He chose to humble himselfRead More

Finishing the ICF Basement Interior

ICF Basement Expansion joists

You might think we have been loafing since grape harvest, but we haven’t! Once vineyard work was over, we started on the house. I can’t wait for you to see the progress! We just might make our goal of moving in by Christmas! Read more