Hebrews 3:4

"For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything."

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Long Time, No Blog...

Just a note in case you're checking in on our blog to let you know that I've obviously fallen terribly behind (my last post was September 8, 2010). Life simply became too busy with trying to complete the house; move; get settled; and, handle day-to-day school and activity obligations to squeeze in any quality blog time. Family has been more important. I have lots of photos and stories left to share about our home building journey though and hope to begin updating again soon. All the best is yet to come -- the interior choices that will make our house a home. Thanks for following... I promise the reveals will be worth it, even if I am a year late posting them.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tile, Tile Everywhere

Just sharing a couple photos of the progress being made on our tile work. Grouting was done today in the kids' bath, while the carrera subway tile install was started on our hand-built master shower. The slate in our mudroom is near completion also and will soon be ready to grout.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Delivery Day

Always an exciting day when we get a delivery from Connor Homes. Today we received our millwork, including our white pine wide-plank flooring; interior doors; screen porch panels; various built-ins; mantel; and, our long-awaited staircase. Noone will be happier to see that go in than me...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Save the Frogs - Part II

Our GC and his youngest son stopped by tonight while we were working. Shimmer and Shine were trying to overcome their fears and save the last few frogs. They got a lesson and a helping hand from our GC and were able to catch a few. I walked them down to the pond before it got too dark so they could set them free.


On our to-do-list tonight, Daddy and I rolled the paint in our master bathroom (fernwood green -- the same shade as Shine's bedroom). Earlier this week, we painted the kids' bathroom, too. It's a pretty pistachio color by Benjamin Moore called Pale Vista. We're working fast and furious to try and keep one step ahead of floor installations, for as long as we can anyway. A white ceramic hex tile was laid today in the kids' bath and we've chosen a carrera marble hex tile for our master which is scheduled to begin tomorrow. I love the simple honeycomb pattern.

All in a Day's Work

Day to day things are changing fast now... I feel like I can't keep up in a lot of respects. We spend every evening over here, and with school in session the late nights make me feel guilty that a normal bedtime seems to have gone by the wayside. When I stopped over this morning, our permanent driveway was being roughed-in and our slate tile installation had begun in the mudroom addition. Brickwork on our chimney had been finished and covered to protect from the elements, also.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Up on the Rooftop

Shine and I drove over to the house this afternoon and found the guys way up on the lift laying the bricks for our chimney. Every addition adds one more layer of character. Much to Shine's delight, we also discovered that despite some recent excavation, the frogs have still managed to find a few puddles :)