Dude. Check out this bunch of “home bodies”!

…be it ever so humble…


Hey, guys. It’s Silas. I thought I’d bring you up-to-date on our “Rainbow aerie.” It’s coming along really well. The site has been cleared – and the well and septic system are finished. Our engineers and architects have been up there almost every day and Nathan has the foundation almost completed. Dante, Daisy and I have been there every day just watching and trying to keep out of the way. Keon and Rick have been taking Travon up to take video footage daily. We think it’ll be awesome to have the whole construction project on video – to view in our “old age.”
We’re also excited that work will begin on the “hawks nest” in a little over a week. I’m sure with Alex in charge, it’ll be wonderful. We’re looking forward to spending lots of time on the lake with the kids this summer. Dante and I can’t wait to have some “wee ones” of our own, but that’ll have to wait until after the “aerie” is finished and we’re more settled.
We hope you guys are having nice weather and getting to be in the great out of doors. Cheers. Silas and Dante

Dude. Check out these “balls ‘n bones” !

Beto’s comment about the “beautiful balls” on a dude in our last post got us thinking about… well… uh… BALLS. So we checked, and it’s been over a year since we devoted a post to “the boys.” So, here we go… “balls ‘n bones.” What could be better than that? !


It’s been crazy busy around here lately. The last day of this school term is tomorrow and it’ll be nice to have time to enjoy being outdoors and out on the lake.
Dub and Chance have still been working with Alex and Nathan, getting furniture ready for the Hawks nest. Alex says everything is coming along nicely and notes that Dub has become a “wizard” with the spray gun.
We’re pleased the FDA has approved a “booster shot” of the Pfizer covid vaccine for kids age 5-11. We’ll be going to Springfield next week to get the kids boosted. Of course while we’re there we’ll meet up with the grandparents for lunch from Pizza House. What a wonderful way to start the summer!
We hope you guys are having nice weather and enjoying being in the great out of doors. Much love to you all. xoxo Ben and David

Dude. That’s why they call ’em “easy chairs”!

Alex has been accumulating furniture for our “hawks nest” for the last couple of months. He’s gotten it from estate sales, auctions, consignment shops and even garage sales. Nathan, Dub and Chance have been working afternoons with him… helping refinish and reupholster chairs. They’ve completed 12 chairs – of every imaginable style and they’re awesome. Each is covered in a different fabric, but they’re color coordinated with matching wood trim. He’s also bought 8 over-sized bean bag chairs that the kids are sure to love. Only Alex could assemble such a diverse bunch of stuff and make it fit together so well. We’ll get possession of the building on June 1st and the whole gang is excited about our new “home away from home”!