in Eagle, CO
Having enjoyed building our dream log home
with our sons, Ben & Kevin, back in 2001-2002, we thought we would
stay there forever.
loved living in the Roaring Fork Valley, we love
Church at Carbondale and all our many
Then a couple of years ago we started thinking it would be nice to build again, in the same
neighborhood. Our sons are now professional, experienced home builders in the Vail Valley, so this
time we would have them do all the work.
Fully expecting this to happen sometime in 2008-2009, God (I do believe it was Him) began whispering
some new thoughts. We started looking ahead 5-10 years. Our family was growing, all in the Vail
anticipating several more in the coming years, we reconsidered
where to build.
In 10 years time, with 6 or more grandchildren, ranging
in age from 2 to 16, we realized (thank God!) that living just
minutes from our family would allow us to be more heavily
involved in their lives and the lives of their young friends.
We believe God is calling us to that as a 'ministry'.
You see, once I hit 60, I decided it was time to do something
to counter, perhaps even reverse, an insidious trend in
western society. In the past 50 years the status of us
'elders' has been seriously devalued. Not so long ago (and
still in some societies today), the older a person gets the
more they are revered, honored and listened to. The wise sage
has always been seen as just that - wise; but no longer. Today
in America and across the western world, the old are seen as
decrepit (defined as "wasted
and weakened by or as if by the infirmities of old age"), even
if they are physically and mentally fit. My commitment is to
live a productive, purposeful and passionate life for as long
as God permits.
Jenny is all for this too!
Being that 'sage' to our now
6 grandchildren and their
contemporaries is very important to us both. It's our next season of
Back to the move: we had to weigh the pros and cons. We looked to
see if there was anywhere we could build and enjoy living with
anything close to the joy of life in the Roaring Fork Valley. Frankly we expected a
fruitless search - we were wrong! God showed us the perfect lot in Eagle
However, before we could take the next step, we needed
permission. Permission from our sons, of course, but more
importantly from our daughters-in-law. Being that close could be a
problem - it would have been for us when we were their age! Jennifer
and Erin graciously said 'yes' ... and the rest is history.
Our sons, Ben & Kevin (aka
Custom Home Builders) broke ground on our new home last August. We closed on the sale of our house on
March 12th - a major miracle. We were in Belize during April and May - check us out
www.dalys.com/sueno. Then we stayed in a friend's condo in
Eagle-Vail for a couple
of months, and moved in to our new home on August 25th - one year
after breaking ground.
Our new home is again 'the house that God and
Juice Plus+ built'! God is
If you want, you can track the project through our photo albums below.
Land For Sale
Juice Plus +