Monday, June 30, 2014

Outside progress

Things outside have felt much slower since the roof was finished! But will necessary steps! 
Getting ready for some stucco!
More scaffolding. 
Here you can see the cool wire mesh they put on the house of the house
Back of the house

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Official Tile Decission

Time now to officially PICK the colors for our shower.  We chose to add some texture and excitement to the room by adding the rock border.  I love it and we will be picking out the grout color once they install.  I know we want dark grout, and we think that will add the perfect POP to the tile.
We were recommended to go with larger tile since the bathrooms and garage entry will be small the flooring people said the 18x18 will give a good style. 

We need to go with a small style for the floor due to cost and for safety! 

Since we were there it was time to look at flooring AGAIN!!!!
We still cant pick but we have been coming back to the same style. 

OH NO!!! Now we are thinking maybe we should go with darker cabinets and lighter floor!!  TOO MANY CHOICES!!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sheet Rock continued

How is that a house can look so HUGE and so SMALL at the same time!


Main room
Mst bathroom

Boys bedroom. It looks so tiny!


MST shower!
Garage!! I love our checkered ceiling! Seriously,. I think its kinda cool!

Mommy and her little man!

We have shingles!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sheet rock!

Everything is in and about ready to be covered up.  Lots of hard work ahead of our amazing builders!
I am amazed by how quickly and perfectly they put this stuff up.  Now if only the basement will go this smooth. 
Main room facing kitchen
Main room facing fireplace. 
Just above the stairs

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Insulation 6/12/14

We have 2 sick little boys so daddy stayed home with them. We were trying to decide if we would stop by our house, and I'm glad that we did...
We pulled up and I saw this
Not sure if you can tell, so I'll share! We cannot longer see into our house. We have insulation!!!
All the exterior walls have insulation!! And limited amounts in the ceiling as well!
There is our attic entrence

Basement has insulation and plastic which will keep our home better insulated and hopefully help us get it finished in the coming years!!!
It is amazing what difference a few days work will do! 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Attic Adventure!

We don't watch much tv. And if we do we will not be the ones to pay for it... So in order to make that happen, we need a antenna. 
Since we are now at the electrical inspection time, it is time to instal our antenna. Much better before the ceiling is up and we have insulation to navigate!!

I climbed up on our pantry and climbed through the wall. You can see Chris' feet next to my head 

Here is my honey with the antenna he is amazing and gutzy!! 
This is the view from where I was sitting!! I truly live our house from every angle!!

Sad side note. Our antenna was NOT made to be attached to a 2x4 which is just sad!!!

After all that fun and games, we took the antenna down with us and will try again another day. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

WIRE Weekend!

One of Chris' favorite part about building was getting to do all of his own low voltage wiring for the house.
We would love to have a smart house, but not yet.  We are just prepping for it!
We are so grateful for the family and friend that helped us get our house wiring perfect!  In a matter of 2 days!

These pics dont even show the work justice!

We have 2 cat 6 and 2 coax in each bedroom, and cat 6 in any were that we would one day want to have a smart something.  Ie behind the fridge, the garage etc.

I think the hardest part was that since we have 9 ft ceilings we had to use taller ladders in the basement to get the little holes punched out. 

And Chris is so amazing so he also added 3 zones of speaker wire too.  This will control our stereo sound in our family room and also gives us the option to have sound in our master, main room and patio. 


Monday, June 2, 2014


I don't even know really where to start!

However I'm feeling so blessed, and I want everyone to know how greatful I am!!!
As you see our beautiful home popping up it is amazing to think of this amazing place we live. With wonderful friend and family!
Really!!! Who in their right mind would let myself my hubby our two boys AND our dog all come live with them for close to a YEAR!!!
That would be the one and only Dan and Jackie barber!!!
Adding too that!! My amazing parents that are the worlds biggest cheerleaders they are so proud of us and it is always a joy to talk to them, when I'm getting frustrated! They bring me back to reality. Which sometimes can be a difficult task!
As we have met some of our neighbors it is such a wonderful feeling to know that God has blessed us! We have an amazing family with wonderful friends and a beautiful home we will be able to raise our kids in!!

AND!! We will have a whole lot of fun doing it!!