Over 10 years ago, our family decided that we wanted to build on our dream of a small home in the Montana Rocky Mountains. It has taken years, but finally we broke ground on our house yesterday, Phil’s 59th birthday.
We kept our start date a secret from our sons until the shovels began to dig. We met with the builder one last time and chose our kitchen cabinets and appliances before the infrastructure goes in. During the process, Phil took some pictures and sent them to Luke and Jake with the caption … “Guess what?” Phil had underestimated how excited he thought they would be. What followed was a storm of text messages and phone calls. Our collective family dream was finally coming true.