Oct 10: digging the hole and pouring the foundation

The team of volunteers started digging and pouring the foundation for our new, handicapped home near family! After two years of our friend and families efforts, they were able to raise $100,000 to start the project. Obviously, this will not complete the home, but we hope to get it framed and closed up before winter, and work on the rest as the money is available. I have to fight tears when I am over at the site. Watching all these men volunteer their time and work so hard for us is humbling. What a sacrifice. They have stepped away from their families, their lives, to help us and I will forever be grateful. If you are interested, you can watch time-lapse videos as the home is completed at http://www.buildwiththeboyces.com/building

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Sept 11: 10 years twin towers and Katie run

I remember exactly where I was. I had just finished class at EIU, our teacher didn’t tell us (stinkin Stat’s teacher) and I walked into my friends house and the video of the plane and burning buildings was looped on the TV. I remember thinking it was a movie they rented. I feel so awful for the families of loved ones who lost someone that day. I am sad that there is such evil in the hearts of people.

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