Thursday, January 29, 2009


I have so much to share! Here is our pretty driveway all uncovered...


Electricians are digging a trench for something...


Molding and mantle from front door...


Last, but not least, Cabinets!!

I was disappointed that Centex didn't have an option for darker cabinets, but I am quite happy with how these look. YAY!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009


A few new surprises at the house today. It looks like they poured our driveway, but there is a tarp over it because it is rainy. Boooo!


That is the top of our column for the front patio... I can't wait to see it in place!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Snow in the South

We had a snowy inauguration day here in Raleigh. I know our friends and family back in CT are more than sick of snow at this point. It was exciting for us though because they shut everything down... it is crazy!! It was the perfect day to be stuck at home though... we got to watch all the inauguration day festivities. Go Obama!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Walls are Wonderful

They have finished the siding on the house and I can not stop looking at it. I am SO happy with how it turned out. We chose this house because of the interior floor plan – this was not our favorite exterior. These colors with white trim though – it looks fantastic. YAY!

They better get that brick column up quick, that flimsy piece of wood doesn't look like it is going to cut it!

Those busy workers also had time to put walls up in the ENTIRE house this week. It is unbelievable how quickly they work. I was walking around the house today with a big 'ole grin on my face.

A view from the foyer:


Family Room:

Looking back into the foyer:

The Loft:

Master Bedroom (see the trey ceiling!):

The floor looks like a disaster. I can't wait to see it covered in beautiful hard woods. That is going to be a very happy day :)

They even sheet-rocked most of the garage. I am looking forward to seeing the garage door!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

For Sale!!

A big part of the house building process has been getting our current house ready to sell. FINALLY, it is is on the market. Hopefully it will sell quick because I am not sure how long we can keep it looking this neat and clean. You can see the awesome panoramic Virtual Tours the realtor posted here. Also, here are some photos:

The office:

The kitchen:

The family room:

Master bedroom:

Top porch:

Andrew's man cave:

The guest bedroom:

Monday, January 12, 2009

Siding Makes Me Happy

Today we had our first walk-through of the house with our Field Manager, Chris. He's such a nice guy. Here he is striking a serious pose:

He walked us through the inside of the house to make sure all our options and wiring is set up correctly. It all looked good to us, so we are ready for drywall!

We got another wonderful surprise -- they were installing our siding! I love, love, love it! It makes me so happy!

Thank goodness Andrew doesn't have to get up on that scaffolding. It was VERY wobbly!

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Andrew and I swung by the house again today. They've put the shingles on the roof.

We also got to walk around the inside... carefully...


Our shower...

New utility thingies on the side of the house...