Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New House Part 4: Roofing and Siding

I know I haven't posted in a few weeks, so I figured I'd catch you all up on what has been happening over here. :)

Well we got roofed!!!  :-D

My laundry room/mud room/side door

Master bath tub installed

Elijah and Bro Andrew have been working hard installing the electric
And today Elijah texted me this picture and I couldn't be happier with our choice for a siding color, it's beautiful!!! 
Elijah is at the house most nights working.  On occasion I come out and work.  Yesterday I took Jamin, Weston, Montana, Makena, Colton, and Lawsen and we burned a huge pile of garbage... Today Montana used the scraps of wood to make a tree house!  He has an awesome imagination! 
Well there you have it!  Hopefully we will be making more progress soon and I will have more exciting updates for you all!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

New House Part 3 - Framing

Well, according to my blog the whole process of building our house has taken mere minutes... but in reality it has taken a couple of months. ;-)  We broke ground in August, and now at the beginning of October the framing is almost done.  Here are the lastest pictures! 

This is the front of the house... just a disclaimer, no it's not huge or anything. ;-) ;-)
And if you are standing inside, this is also looking at the front of the house.  To the corner the master room will be framed out, and where the big windows are is our living room.


Here will be our side entrance, probably the main entrance for us.  It will take you right into our mudroom, which will also double as our laundry room.  On the right will be sliding doors right in our dining room, which will eventually lead out to a deck or patio.
This is the inside view of that same corner, where the mud room and the stairway to the basement will be.


This is the opposite end of the house where the kids bedrooms and baths will be. 


So this is where we are at right now.  Hopefully soon we will have a roof and from there things happen so fast!!!!  We were a little back ordered on the trusses but things are falling into place so hopefully we will have a steady working pace from now on, without any problems. 

New House Part 2 - Basement Walls

Yay, we have walls!!!!
This is not the greatest of pictures... because you can't exactly see the basement, but it's the only one we have before the framing started. :)

New House Part 1

Well all the joys and stresses of building a new home has begun!!!  So I thought I'd share my journey on here. :) 
Here is our dirt work when we first got started...
And right after we got our footers poured.  We will have a partial full basement and then on the left is the crawl space.

Another picture after the rock was poured.
Here the basement forms started.
There are lots of steps in between all this, but we live so far we can't seem to catch it all... but these are the pics we've been able to take when we are in the area. 
We are getting so excited about getting our house built!!!!  Not only will it be nice to have our own house again, but we will be so close to church and that will be so nice not having to drive 30 minutes to get there.