Monday, February 25, 2013

A New Chapter...

Kelly and I have been toying around with the idea of moving for the past few years now.  We would look at real estate websites every few months and talk about it, but never felt ready to really go for it.  After talking this Fall, it occurred to us that we had a timeline.  With Hudson starting Kindergarten next Fall, we realized if we were going to move, we needed to do it soon.  We both love the idea of him starting Kindergarten in a school and moving up all the way to graduation with the same group of kids.  (We know that something could happen, but this is our ideal!)  So, we really started looking and quickly realized how picky we were and decided our best option was to build.  We'd love this to be our forever home, so we wanted to get it right!  We found a realtor that we love and after looking at every builder in the surrounding area, found the one for us.  We secured a lot in October right before we left for Hawaii.  
 Our piece of dirt!  :)
We knew nothing would happen for a while, with permits and getting the land ready, but once it started going up, it is flying!  This was taken right after the new year...our foundation:
 A view of the end of our excited about this.  There is a pond and a playground literally just one house down and across the street.  There is fishing and normally there are ducks.  I know we will be walking to the pond over and over again!!
 Shortly after the foundation went up, we drove by one day to see this:
We have been waiting to put our house on the market until we were 60 days out of our house being finished. So, it went on the market last Tuesday the 12th around 3:00, we had our first showing at 5:00 and an offer the next morning.  We had a ton of showings while we waited for the contract to go through and finally it went through Friday afternoon.  (Showings were NOT for me!  Not fun having to leave your house over and over again!!)  The sweet family buying our house is going to let us leaseback until the end of April.  The new house should be done middle of April, so we're just praying that it is so we can move right in!

 This past Sunday we stopped by and it is actually looking like a house!  Woohoo!  
 We took markers and wrote some scripture throughout the is some of what we wrote:
The entryway:
 The kitchen:
 Random pic of the back of the house:
 Master bedroom:
 We let Hudson write his name in his room.  :)

 Master closet:
 Hudson's room:

 Living Room:
 Game room...just one of my favorite verses...doesn't really have anything to do with a house!  :)
Can't wait to see what this next chapter of life holds for us!!


The Bryants said...

I love how y'all put scripture on your frame!! Awesome!

Donnell Days said...

I was super excited to do it! A friend told me about people doing that and I was all over it!! Of course I have thought of a ton of other verses to write since that day, so I might have to go add more before the drywall goes up! Hope you are doing well with two now!! :)

Dawn said...

I love the idea of writing verses throughout the house. It's all possible because of him! I may borrow your idea soon. We are building too and hoping that the structure goes up soon.

Donnell Days said...

How exciting Dawn! It's a crazy process, huh?? You should definitely take this idea...I loved it when I heard it!! By the way, little Garrett is PRECIOUS!! :)

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montecristo said...

What a great idea! I did something like this once while painting a wall years ago and forgot about it. Now my husband and I are renovating an old building into a B&B and I will love doing this. I do believe I will leave the Hebrews verse out where it can be seen by those unknown angels :) Blessings to you and your family in your lovely home.