Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Windows and doors and railings! Oh, my!

They delivered on their promise... we have windows and doors. So shiny and reflective!!

I love the little square ones. These are in our laundry room... so cute!

Our front door...

When I walked around the back of the house, I got another surprise... our railings on the porch are up! I am in love... see the high ceiling?

Our back door...

I think someone has been four-wheelin' in our back yard. Hmmm...

Monday, December 29, 2008

Green wrapping for Christmas

We are getting ready for windows and siding to be installed, so the house is all wrapped up in a green wrapper now. They timed it just right for the holidays.

The roof shingles are piled up in the front and the windows are leaning up against the wall in the garage. They told us to come back tomorrow... the windows should all be installed. Exciting!

They installed new lamp posts on our street too. Aren't they cute?!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Framed on Lasilla!

Holy cow! Andrew went to check on the house today and... umm... it's a HOUSE!! Last week it was concrete in the dirt, this week it's a house!! I feel like we missed a whole step.

It doesn't look so small anymore...

Look! They even built our stairs!!

Here's a look at the back of the house. We can't wait to enjoy our screened-in porch. No more flies in our barbecue!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dry Foundation

Today was the grand opening of the new clubhouse, so we took the tour. It is beautiful!

It feels like a lodge with a fireplace and cushy furniture and balconies overlooking the pool. My favorite part was the fitness center on the first floor with brand new equipment. Andrew's favorite part was the game room on the top floor with a pool table, poker tables and a fooseball table.

We swung by our lot on the way out to find that our foundation is all dry.

It seems kind of small with no walls.

Can you believe that all this wood is going to be our house?

Andrew is standing in our garage. Can't you sense his excitement?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Pre-construction Meeting

Today we met with our Field Manager, Chris, for our "pre-construction meeting." He showed us all the blueprints of the house and also verified all our options. He is a really nice guy and made us feel totally comfortable about the stressful process we are about to experience. After our meeting, he brought us down to the lot where the workers were leveling our foundation.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The foundation is framed!

After a bit of delay, we are excited to finally see some activity on our lot. The following photos show the framing for our foundation is all set and ready for the pour!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Received the permit!

We think they should start building pretty soon because we received a copy of the Permit Plan in the mail today. YAY!

Saturday, August 30, 2008


They put a SOLD sign on our patch of grass. How exciting?!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Design Center

I knew that customizing our new home would not be the easiest thing in the world, but HOLY STRESSFUL DECISIONS!! The last thing I ever expected to argue with Andrew about was crown molding on cabinets (he really, really wanted it... go figure). We got through it though and all the decisions have been made (albeit a tad over budget). Now we just sit back and wait for them to start building. Tick, tock, tick, tock...

It is kind of weird looking at your future home as a collection of 12 x 12 swatches piled on a table. Here are some of our major choices:

Sunday, August 17, 2008

We picked our patch of grass!

It is hard to believe that our new house will soon be sitting on this small patch of grass. (I think we are actually standing in our breakfast nook.) I know that it is hard for you north-easterners to get over our lack of "land." For us though, our .19 acres is the perfect fit!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Our New Home

Andrew and I bought a new house this week. Yes, you heard correctly, WE BOUGHT A NEW HOUSE!!

On Tuesday, we had a meeting with a Sales Representative in a neighborhood we were interested in building a new home in. The deal they presented us with was too good to pass up, so we arranged an appointment to see a model home on Wednesday. It was amazing and we fell in love with it instantly. By Wednesday night, we had picked a piece of property and contracts were signed.

Wow - what a week!! The house is scheduled to be ready in late February. I'll keep you posted on the progress. This is what the floor plan looks like... we are SO excited!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Welcome to our new blog!

It is no secret that I am the worst phone correspondent ever. I am terrible at keeping in touch with people. (Andrew is much better at keeping regular phone contact.) What I do constantly though is – take photos and send emails. I usually share photos with anyone I think might care what is going on in our life.

Now, with this blog, you can tune-in and catch up on our lives any time you'd like!