We are in the slow part of house building, lots of things happening, but still so far to go. We usually stop by after Sunday church to see that weeks progress. Oliver is very type A and inspects everything, I walk in and go 'yup, looks good to me' ahahah.
This is our living room with the kitchen to the right, I love all the windows so much. I want everything white and bright, no dark corners! The ceiling looks different in this room because we added coffered ceilings, might be my favorite thing about the house. I had a friend do it in her home and I totally copied her, honestly it wasn't even very expensive to add on and it will make a huge difference in the room.
This is our master, again loving the windows. We will be adding barn doors that will lead to the bathroom. One of the things I hate about our current house is that the wall for the bed is not big enough for a king size bed and two end tables, I squeeze in two tiny tables but it has always annoyed me. I was very sure to measure this before we signed off on the floor plans.
We combined the game room and media rooms for Ollie Marie, just added french doors to shut it off from the rest of the upstairs. The kids both have bedrooms upstairs, I'm anticipating them both having a hard time adjusting to being on a different floor from us - mostly Madison. We've been talking it up, but she's still a terrible sleeper at almost 8. She has a hard time staying asleep, then when she does wake up she gets scared by herself.
This is the other side of the windows up here, the 'wall' for pictures. I'm not sure if I'll do Stikwood again or maybe change it up? So torn, the Stikwood is really neutral which is a big plus, but maybe a white washed brick? I've been skimming Pinterest for ideas.
The biggest selling point for me was this lot, we couldn't afford a bigger house and a bigger yard. Right now we live on a full acre, but the new house is like .3 of an acre I think. Still the way the house sits and the fact that we are on a corner lot gave us a decent backyard, plus we have seriously close access to the pool. Madison is already planning her summer around her pool schedule. I have no doubt she'll have 5 best friends the first week of summer break.
Next they will start to blow in insulation and drywall I think. They started to talk about wiring and boring guy stuff during the walk through today and I tuned out. Probably in the next month we will have to close and sell our house - this is the part that freaks me out. The timing of each, but people do this all the time so I know we will work it out.
While I'm happy and excited to move into our forever home it also really brings up feelings of fear in me. That I'm not worthy of such blessings in my life. What have I done to earn this life? A lot of days I'm just waiting for that other shoe to drop, the bad news. These feelings have led me to strengthen my relationship with Jesus. I've been at the bottom, I already know what it feels like and I know exactly how I got out of it, Him. I shouldn't live in fear, but that's just what I'm going through right now. I'm working on it.