We're really doing it. We're building a house! This will be a place to keep track of our progress and all the ups and downs that come with building a house.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


I was supposed to get a piano for my birthday but I opted to begin landscaping instead. Decisions, decisions... We started with just one small tree and the bushes across the front of the porch but once we got going, I couldn't stop.  Of course there will be more but I think this is it for awhile. 

Left front

Front of porch 

 Right front

Back left

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Official Homeowners

It's been a looooong time coming but we FINALLY closed on our house today!  We had delays because our builder wouldn't/didn't go sign some papers and then we went to Italy and then all our documents expired, etc....
Our loan process had been renewed 4 times and we were down to the wire (through no fault of our own, I'd like to add) but our loan officer miraculously got all the paperwork done and met us in Burley for all of our signatures and we. are. done.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

We've got GRASS!

We have been anxiously awaiting our lawn and it's finally green!  Here are a few pictures of the progress along the way.

 Yesterday it was finally long enough to be mowed! Exciting day!!!

A few house projects

Well they've been a bit slow in coming but here are a few things I finally finished.

Words of wisdom from Mama Mary.  Apparently while Kelly and I were gone to Italy MM used this phrase quite often with the kids while she was here.  I didn't know anything about it until weeks later when we were eating dinner and one of the kids told me about it.  Needless to say I LOVED it so the next morning I printed it out and framed it!
 I finally got my new FHE board made-Yay!!!
My FAVORITE project of ALL TIME!!!!! All our past addresses in subway art on a very large board. I pinned this on Pinterest a long time ago and I am so thankful it turned out as good as I had hoped it would! We're going to hang it in the living room as soon as we get the right hardware for that heavy sucker. :)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

FINALLY!!!! We're all moved in!

I keep thinking about how I need to update our house blog with pictures of us all moved in.  I really wanted to wait until everything was "perfect" and in place and I'm realizing that that might just never happen.  So here it is.....our house as it is now.  There is so much we've done and so much that I still want to do.

We spent the first night in our house on May 9 (yes, I know this post is waaaaaaay overdue!) and we spent the next several days moving boxes and furniture over from the old house to the new house.  It was a bit of an exhausting time. Kelly and I left on May 16 for a 2-week trip to Italy(!) and I wanted to be in the new house before we left.

Last week we had sprinklers put in the yard and we will be seeding this week.  I'm very excited for grass....and hopefully a little less dust/dirt!

Living room (from every angle--haha!)

 the messy office

Master bathroom looking into closet
 Still no shower door :(

 Kelly built our awesome closet!!!
 Downstairs still needs some work but we're loving watching movies down there

 Trevin's room 

 Kierstyn's room


Getting organized! :)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

We're SO CLOSE!!!

While I was out of town last week...

 Kelly finished the master closet
 We got carpet!

and a garage door!

So far this week....

Kelly has spent a lot of time playing on the tractor. :)  We had several loads of dirt delivered on Monday so he's been busy pushing it around trying to make a level yard.

 I've been cleaning, cleaning, cleaning.  Today Sis took a "Mental Health" day and stayed home to help me wash windows.
....and move into her closet! :)

Our building crew installed the rest of the closet doors today and they are working on finishing our master shower. We're waiting on inspectors to give us the final okay-dokie and then we can officially move in!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


It's here! 

Downstairs bathroom
 Kierstyn's room
 Wet bar downstairs
 Master bathroom


 Our driveway was poured today too!
 More work on the master closet...

Things are really coming together! (I was beginning to think they never would....) Plumbers will be here tomorrow and carpet the next day.  I'm leaving in the morning for a long weekend in UT with some friends.  What are the chances that I'll come back and they'll have everything all moved in?! Haha!