Sunday, March 31, 2013


As I'm sure you can tell, I am not a daily blogger. . . or a weekly one. Things are really rolling now so hopefully my excitment over all that's happening will keep me posting more often. My main love is in decorating so I'm sure I will post more once we are in our new house. I am looking forward to the challenge of making our builder grade box into our very own personalized home.

Last week we left for vacation with the foundation poured and the brick up. Within the week we've been home all of the framing is up. We got to walk through the house for the first time on Friday when we did our walk through with structured cable. In two weeks all of the behind the walls stuff will be in and we will do our pre drywall meeting. It is crazy how fast it all happens once they start framing.

We are totally loving our yard and the layout of the house on the property. Our views for at least a few years will be all woods. There are plans to run another road behind us, but we will still have a 50ft stretch of trees behind our yard before the road. Much better than drinking my coffee whilst watching my neighbor through their kitchen window doing the same. I am still amazed that all this is happening. Almost a year ago exactly we made the decision for me to be a stay at home Mom and were worried about finances, ect. Now to see how God has provided and is blessing us beyond what I ever could have imagined is just mind blowing. I totally know God is giving us this house for a reason and am excited to see what His plans are. My Mom is going to be able to retire earlier than planned and just the awesome family memories we will make are some of the great blessings this house will allow. Well, anywho, that's what's up for now. And here are some pretty pics.

This last one is the family room. The fireplace will be in the hole between the windows and the door to the right of my hubby is going to be the girls playroom.

I promise to try and post more often now that we have reached warp speed.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Broken Ground and Tight Spaces

Yesterday my hubby and I walked the lot. It has been cleared and flags had been placed on the corners of the house so we could see where it would lay. We are happy with the size of the lot and that we won't have anyone directly behind us. At our current house we can practically wave at our rear neighbors from kitchen window to kitchen window. We are getting blessed with a new upgrade of sod and sprinklers in the backyard. A portion will be left for us to clear out twiggy trees and plant seed once we build a fence.

We've been super busy with getting our current house ready to rent as well as my Mom moving in since she closes on her house on the 15th. It will be a bit of a squeeze for awhile.

We met our pm the Wednesday before they broke ground and learned that our sa will be moving so another sa will be taking over. I think I've seen our new sa more than I had our old one since I've gone through the model so many times and he is always there. Our estimated closing is mid May which was super exciting! We had a few hiccups at our pre construction meeting with changes we had previously made not being documented and therefore no longer allowed. The biggy was that we had moved the fireplace from the rear wall to the side wall so the bump out wouldn't take up space on the back deck. I'm not too upset about it and we really should have paid more attention to all the update paperwork we were signing to make sure it was all covered. Another great thing is that our pm just finished working on another elevation N so he has experience and seems really nice.

I will post pics once we have more to show than just dirt, but I must say I am loving our piece of dirt.