Hi friends! Sharing a few pics of our new house progress. I love the framing stage! It moves so quickly and every time we stop by there is so much more to see. Here are some pics from the last couple of weeks -
Kenny standing on the girls' upstairs balcony.
Upstairs hallway. Every time I walk up here I picture myself in my pajamas in the morning waking the kids up for school. :) It will be strange being on a different floor than them. I think I'll love it and hate it all at the same time.
The girls beg to go to the new house so they can rake and play in the dirt in the back yard. We could move in and not even put grass in that yard and my kids would be so entertained.
Dirty - but entertained. :)
These pics were taken a couple of weeks ago. They were just starting the roof.
Kenny and Ad on the front balcony.
A view of the back of the house. Roofless. :)
This is how things were looking a little over a week ago.
It's a bit surreal seeing this house take shape and several times when I have been walking through it I start to feel emotional. Partly because I'm sleep deprived (which always results in easy flowing tears!), and partly because I see our future in this house. I see Christmas morning in the family room. I see birthday parties in the back yard. I see friends over for dinner - preferably prepared by Kenny at the grill so that I don't have to mess up my kitchen. ;) I see my girls walking down the stairs all dressed up for their first date. I see all three of my kids growing up and Kenny and I growing older together. I see good times and bad times and every time in between in this house. And sometimes it makes me want to cry. Happy tears, but tears just the same. I am a visual person and I love picking out cabinets and fixtures and paint colors and picturing what this house will look like when it's finished. But even more than that, I love picturing all of the memories that will be made in this house and how over the years this house will become a home.
And I am going to stop writing now because Kenny so enjoys teasing me when I get sappy and I have just given him an abundance of material for weeks to come. :)
Enjoy your day!