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, 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!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Sidewalks, stone columns, & a closet

Back sidewalk
 Front sidewalk
 Stone columns

 The beginnings of our master closet

Stay tuned......granite is coming tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

What's left...

Granite (Tues)
Carpet (Thurs)
Plumbing-faucets, shower fixtures, toilets, etc.
Heating & air
Bathroom mirrors
Receiver & additional speakers for surround sound
Stonework on columns
Remaining hardware on cabinets
Garage door
Sidewalks & steps
Finish master bathroom-grout, tile around bench, etc.
Additional trim pieces on ends of house
Office doors & trim
Shelving in storage room
Change door swing in downstairs bathroom
Appliance garage

Plus what WE'RE working on:
Master closet
Kyler's platform bed & headboard
Kierstyn's desk & bookshelves

Not to mention the yard, landscaping, Kelly's workout shed, garden......


Forms for back landing
 Microwave installed
 Vanity & mirror in upstairs bathroom installed
 Front door, columns, & steps/sidewalk forms
 Dishwasher installed
 Exterior lights by garage
 Light fixture above dining room table
 The columns painted white(!)
 Trevin's finished desk/shelves
 Lights above island
 Forms for sidewalk
 Front door has been re-stained and trim added
 Forms for back sidewalk
 Kierstyn's "fancy" light
 Kyler's desk/shelves

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Another week closer

We've got knobs on (some of) the cabinets

 The electrician has been working this week installing lights, fans, and outlets.

Living room fan
 Office fan

 Master bathroom

Knobs on the media cabinet downstairs
 Kierstyn's closet doors installed (I'm officially in looooove with her room.)
 More knobs :)
We had a pretty productive weekend ourselves.  Kelly built shelves for the boys' rooms.  Here is Trevin's.....I even got his painted.
And here is Kyler's....Not painted yet because we're actually going to stain his desk/shelves and need to get a little more of the "good wood" in order to finish.
Our other project this weekend was this planked wall in the downstairs bathroom.  We used leftover hardwood floor and nailed it to the wall. :)  It needs another coat of paint and then if I get brave I will sand it a little to make it look a bit rustic.  We will put 3 hooks up on the top board for the kids to hang their towels on.
Kyler worked hard this weekend cleaning up all the trash in the garage and Kierstyn helped me paint and mopped the hardwood floor upstairs.  It's still pretty dusty in the house but it was fun to get a glimpse of what the floor will look when it's actually clean. :)
They finished the trim on the front of the house and under the porch and worked on the front columns this week too.  The top part will be painted white and the bottom will have stacked stone around it.
They came to measure for granite last Thursday and it should be installed sometime this coming week.  We have carpet scheduled to be installed on Wednesday but I'm thinking we might have to push it back a few days.  Can't wait to see what all gets done this week!