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Friday, January 10, 2014

19 days!

It is hard to believe that our new home is almost finished.  Though we’ve had to make some changes, sacrifices and create a new normal over the past 5 months, they haven’t been that bad.  In fact, I’m going to miss seeing my parents every day.  Probably not as much as Dafney will miss them, but it will be a bit sad. 

We received the email yesterday stating that our final closing will be January 29th!  Holy moly…that’s in less than 3 weeks.  Seriously, so excited!  There’s hardly anything left to be done in the house.  It’s pretty amazing how fast a house can be built.  And to think, it all started looking like this {9/12/13}:

 Here’s some pictures showing the progress week by week. 
*Note - I did a horrible job of documenting each week's progress, so this is just my best guess of how things went :)

Week 1 - otherwise known as Demo Day/Week!  I bet it would have been fun to watch the demolition of the house...stupid work always getting in the way :)

I might have been a teeny-tiny bit sad that the house was gone, but I got over...really fast!  It was so exciting to see the whole process start.  

Week 2/3 - {pictures taken 10/6/13} What was remaining of the house is all gone.  And, the start of a new foundation!  Wow, look at how deep the hole is!

Week 4/5 - {all pictures taken 10/14/13} More digging and a brand new foundation!  

Week 4/5 - Let the framing begin!  I can't believe how fast the builders were able to frame in the house. 

Picture taken 10/17/13
More framing...

Picture taken 10/19/13
...and even more framing {pictures taken 10/28/13}:

The next week{s}...{I'm not quite sure what week this actually was done, but photos were taken 11/1/13} - We got inside to see some of the inside progress!  

A view from our dining room window.

A view from the loft/playroom window.
A view from Dafney's bedroom.

Dafney in her closet.

Dafney's bedroom.

Next week{s} - {photo taken 11/5/13} Raise the ROOF!  We have a roof and windows!

Next week{s} - {photos taken 11/18/13}  These photos were taken inside.  The insulation has started...yeah!  And, they've continued the framing inside.  It's starting to look more like a house on the inside, too.

A view from the floor of the Master Bedroom into the Master Bathroom & Closet.

The loft.

View from the upstairs to the main level.

Main level - TV/Family room.
Next Week{s} {photos taken 12/8/13} - In goes the hardwood floors!  They look better than I imagined {unfortunately, these pictures aren't that clear}.

Next week{s} {photos taken 12/15/13} - The cabinets are in and they look fabulous!  Now the kitchen looks like a real kitchen!  MIND BLOWN!  Also, the bathrooms are starting to look great as well.  Tile is in as well as upstairs bathtub!

Back door entry way/mudroom.

Master Bathroom Shower.


We have a railing :)

Upstairs Main Bathroom

Next week{s} {pictures taken 12/27/13}  Our appliances were delivered and our bathrooms sinks are now in.  

Someone is going to LOVE looking out these HUGE windows!

A view of the main level from the stairs.

Master bathroom.

Upstairs Main bathroom.

Next week{s} {pictures taken 1/2/14} - Kitchen sink is in as well as our countertops.  Oh my...I am in love with our island!!

...stay tuned for the completely finished product! 19 days until we close {not that I'm counting or anything}!


  1. Totally awesome!! Wow! Can't wait to see completed photos!!

  2. we just moved into a brand new build so I totally understand what you are saying! I wish I had taken more pictures documenting everything! looks great!