It’s a [Dig] Date!

The most tedious parts of selling a house come after the “sold” sign is actually hung in my opinion. All of the paperwork is squared away though and our first house is no longer our house. That means we’re clear to move forward! It took a whole 5 minutes to sign the closing paperwork, when we bought the house, it was a 2-hour marathon of names, dates, etc.

The wonderful folks at Ryan Homes have done a great job of fast-tracking our start and we have a dig date!

Today! They’re breaking ground on our house today!

With that said, I’m going to back up and talk about some of the process of doing a new build. From start through the whole process.

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Our First House: A Love Story

I feel like everything with our first house, now known as the Pelham house, was tied together with love. Allow me to explain…

For me, the house was love at first sight. We were set up with a realtor to view a house one evening and he sent over a bunch of listings and asked if we’d like to set up viewings with any other homes. I sorted through the ones that Brad had marked “good” as well as the ones he’d marked “meh.” Pelham was marked “meh,” but I loved it, specifically I loved the peaked roof and the fact that it just looked happy. The realtor got us in. When we saw it, we knew.

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Looking Back: The First Home Experience

In true #ThrowbackThursday fashion, I’m re-sharing the one time that I had “the wedding dress experience”…with a house.

The Wedding Dress Experience  – July 31, 2013

If you’ve ever spent much time reading wedding blogs, magazines or forums you’ve heard about the wedding dress experience. The experience that when you find “your dress” you know it. You cry. You’re overcome with joy.

I didn’t have that.

I loved the dress, just didn’t cry. {PS I made that Mrs. hanger!}

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