I figured that before all of the holidays start coming upon us and I get buried even more with posts that I should be doing, I'd finally get started on the ones I've been putting off for way too long. Let's start with the main reason why I have stopped hanging out with people, stopped blogging, stopped working out, stopped...being me! This darn, beautiful, horrible, awesome, stupid, wonderful house of ours!
It's been a project for the past 8 months and it's still a project. We have the house of our dreams, in the VERY...SLOW...process of being decorated (I'm taking my sweet time), on almost 2 acres of dirt and weeds. It's amazing, but it's a lot of work and takes up most of my time. We are also still in the process (albeit the very end of it) of selling our old house.
The young couple that are purchasing our old house have had to wait much longer than anticipated to figure out approval for loans and such, but the appraiser is going through it tomorrow and we will hand over the keys is 2 weeks. This has been such a stress on me with trying to keep it looking nice in order to sell, getting it sold, and all while building a new house, moving, kids starting school, etc. etc. Phew, now I can be done with it!
This new house of ours has been a dream since Chad and I met. For years Chad and I would spend our time together drawing up house plans and deciding every detail of this dream house. In reality, we were not able to build the gigantic, unrealistic house from our plans, and we had to cut back on some of the "nice things", but not by much. On our first night in the house, we laid in bed, looking up at our vaulted ceilings and said, "It feels like we are staying in a fancy hotel....at home." It's great. It's time consuming, and a lot of work, but it's still been great.
Here are the pictures of the front of the house throughout the building process.
Now we just need some green grass, trees, bushes. The dirt is filled with these painful weeds called goat heads.
It's a fast growing weed that spurts these tiny, horrible, spikey balls everywhere. Once the grass is in, the weed will go away because it's a non-competing type of weed. Thank goodness.
Alright, I will end this post now so I can have enough energy for the rest of my posts that are to come. BUT, before I go, I know that you are all wanting to see what the inside of the house looks like. Well, I'm not showing it yet because I haven't even scratched the surface on my decorating, and so it will have to wait. Instead, I will give you small glimpses in order to wet your appetite.