In earlier American rural life, communities raised barns because many hands were required. These events occured in a social framework with a good deal of interdependence. Members of rural communities often shared family bonds going back generations. They traded with each other, worshipped with each other and celebrated with each other. Barn raisings were an integral part of life and socializing.

In our modern American life, communities don't mean nearly as much as they did back then. It is our family's goal to bring a sense of community back to our lives and those lives that touch ours.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lego House

     Lego house can be interpreted in a couple of different ways. For me it means having Lego's all over the house. Even when Lego's are picked up and put away (which does happen, albeit very rarely), they are still to be found in the most random of places. Lego's have a way of sneaking off on their own and placing themselves right where they know you will be walking, in the dark, most likely frantically because someone has thrown up or there is a spooky noise outside. I believe they get joy from making you stumble. My feet have actually built up Lego-proof calluses. As long as Lego's continue to pass their joy along to my children, I suppose they can stay. That is my interpretation. Here is Spencer's:

      My Lego house is an older version of a house that I did not get from a lego set, I got it from my mind last year. I have had it together for about 2 months now. Legos are very fun to build.
   If you want, you can go to the website: Now here are the pictures.

The entire house from the outside

One of my favorite Lego food pieces: the turkey                      

Bedroom. I love the drawer and sock pieces.
Wood fired pizza. Yum!
Walking to the second bedroom.
A recent Jeep.
A work in progress.


  1. Very cool, Spencer! I love the house - maybe if we ever buy a real house you can design it for us. :)

  2. Lego's sure are cooler than when I was a kid! Nice Work Spencer!

  3. I am amazed at everything you make with those Lego's Spencer! Keep on building!