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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions - House Update

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I would start this post off with an apology for my lack of post yesterday and the fact that a lot of my posts lately have been about our new home or some sort of home decor theme, but then I'd have to skip the post I am going to fill the rest of this white space with today and that's just not going to happen :) I'm excited to document the journey of building our new home and hopefully some of you enjoy the updates as well. In the last two weeks, it seems like it's all starting to become more real and we are definitely able to see our dreams come to life before our eyes. We've moved out of our old house, and can finally see some progress on our new one. I'm sure our soon-to-be new neighbors think there's someone stalking their street with the number of times we drive by during a week, but I just can't help myself. Plus I have to have something to show all of you right?!? Here's some images of how it's changed over the last few weeks

You may remember, a little over three weeks ago we drove by and found that they started on the foundation molds!
 The next week we not only saw all the foundation finished . . .
 But you could start to see the faming and subfloor go in!
 Last week it really started to take shape and the first floor was all framed in!

This is how it looked yesterday when we drove by. The whole house is framed and the tresses and outside are being finished! 

Its always fun to get photo updates from my mom when she's out for her run . . . 

Or from our future neighbors as they take pictures from their master bedroom! 

It was pretty amazing that the entire first and nearly most of the second floor were all framed in less than a weeks time. We are still waiting for the subfloor to be put in for the upstairs and for the stairs to get up there to be put in so that we can walk through the upstairs and really feel how big the second story will be. We've only walked through a similar house as the one we are building and have never seen the second story, so we are pretty excited about that! 

Meanwhile we are finding ourselves daily making decisions on decor or items for the house. Last week's lighting appointment didn't go really stellar so we have decided to purchase and pick out all our own lighting, which leads to spending hours in different light stores staring at hundreds of different chandeliers, vanity lights, and pendants. While it's definitely not the easiest route, I'm excited to be able to pick out exactly what I want. Here's a picture of the dining room light I picked out this weekend! 
What do you think? 

I'm sure we are in store for many more decisions light paint colors and overall design of all the rooms, but I am so excited to be making this house our home. My Aunt and Uncle are visiting this weekend from Chicago and I cannot wait to show them our new home . . . even if it's far from finished! Our builder told us he hopes to have the windows in this week and start the roof in the next few days. It's all happening so fast, and while I know the whole process will really start to slow down soon, I'm loving being able to see so much progress right now! 

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  1. Love that light! And CONGRATS on it going so well! Can't wait to see more!

  2. That's so cool to take pictures of it going up...

    so your parents will live in the backyard basically!?!?! That's cool!

  3. This is so so exciting!! I love reading about the updates and progress - keep em comin!

  4. Woo hoo, coming along girl! Love that light!

  5. Exciting! And it looks like you're going to have a great front porch to enjoy!

  6. That's so exciting!!! I'm sure it's awesome to see the progress they make as it goes up!

  7. Yeah yeah yeah!!!!! I love this kind of stuff! LOVE THE LIGHT FIXTURE!

  8. This is so exciting! Keep updating us with photos! Congrats again!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  9. Love that light fixture! It looks very similar to the one that I have my eye on for our dining room. :)

  10. How exciting!! I would definitely be driving to take a peek multiple times a week too!

  11. Wow the house is coming along great! I can't wait to see how it all ends up looking in the end. So exciting! I love that light you picked out :)

  12. You guys have made so much progress! That light fixture looks almost identical to the one that was used in the model home in our community (which looked really nice).