Thursday, October 1, 2015

10 hours, 7 minutes, and 15 seconds. But Whose Counting! (A New House Update)

Today is the day!

I am so excited!

In some ways it seems like we have been waiting forever for today. And there have been many days when I didn't think today was going to happen at all.

But in some ways it seems like it was just yesterday that we started this whole process.

June 30
WOW we have come along way in just a few short months!

July 8
We celebrated our wedding anniversary with pipes and dirt!

July 13
Foundation being poured!

July 15
We have walls!
July 21
Framing! We have walls inside our walls! Well, kind of!

July 22
A roof!

July 31
One month into the build process! Windows and doors and roofs and walls!

August 3
Adding scripture to our door frames was one of the highlights of building our own home! This is by far one of the best days in our build process!

August 7
The beginnings of my favorite room!

August 16
Outside painted!

August 20
Tile laid!

August 21

My dream kitchen starting to take shape!

August 22
We have a driveway and a sidewalk!

August 25
 Counter tops installed.

August 28
Sinks, and showers, and decorative tile, and mirrors, and cabinets, and lights, and faucets!

September 1
Columns and electricity!

September 2
APPLIANCES! One of the best days EVER!

September 4
Our Blue Door!

September 10

September 11
The outside is finished!

September 30
Ready for us to call it "HOME"

Thanks for taking this walk down memory lane with me. I am sure it will not be our last trip!

The countdowns are over and all that is left is the signing.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you so much! It was a great day filled to an overflowing with blessings. We were so touched by the number of people from Ryan Homes and NVR who stopped by the closing table and who did so much for us during this very LONG process.

  2. I do not know why, but the idea of a person thinking up the plans to a house and then later getting that house built is really exciting to me. Thanks for sharing these photos, and also detailing how the house came together step by step. Overall, it is a gorgeous house. Good work!

    Giovanni @ Coastal Contract Hardware

    1. Thanks so much! We love our home and the longer we live here the more we love it! The layout and all the little "extras" truly make this our dream home. Thanks for stopping by!