House Updates [Linkup]

Well, we are officially getting down to the wire on our construction process, so today seemed like a great time for a house update (for the last update, look here) We still have a solid month or so before the big move (I honestly can’t even wrap my head around how close we actually are!) but I know that the month will go incredibly fast. I have about 5 weeks of maternity leave left, so basically as I am gearing up to go back to work, we are also gearing up to finally be in our own place again. It is kind of bittersweet, because the last thing I want to do is wish away my maternity leave. But, it sure does make returning to work easier when I know I will have a new house to come home to after those long days back!

 
The most up to date view of our house!

In the past few weeks, a lot has been done! Three or so weeks ago, it was pretty rough around here. Mike and his dad did the majority of the heating and plumbing on the house, which resulted in them working basically the entire day Saturday and Sunday, as well as pretty much every night until bedtime all week after work. Lincoln also really had a rough couple of weeks, and while I wouldn’t say he is a colicky baby, I would say he was definitely having his moments. Basically, if he wasn’t being held/bounced/fed/etc., he was screaming. Of course, he went through this phase during the week where Mike was essentially gone all of the time. So, it was rough on everyone. Fortunately, the little guy seems to have really turned a corner, and while he still gets fussy, it is much less and he is becoming more content (all the hallelujah/hand raise emojis here!)

 
Seeing the frame take shape
 
We have a roof!
 
Backyard view
 
The first time I was able to take in the view from upstairs
The boys rooms upstairs
 
During daddy’s long work weekend, we had to swing by with pizza for the troops.
Checking out the backyard view with uncle Jeff
 Anyway, back to the house! Heating and plumbing are mostly done. We have the shower/tub installed in the upstairs bathroom, and the framework for the shower and tub are in our master suite. The fireplace is installed, too. After some debate, we did decide to go all out on the fireplace, so ours has the ability to look like the embers are lit even when we don’t actually have the fireplace turned on. I wasn’t so sure at first, but I am pretty excited that even on hot summer nights, we can turn this on and get that warm ‘glow’ without putting heat out into the room!
 
Where our tub will be. Definitely need some curtains on that window!
 
And our shower. So ridiculously excited about our bathroom.
 
The hubs assessing the new digs. Making sure everything is perfect.
 
The garage, which is essentially finished!

In terms of structural progress, we are still waiting on the siding. I cannot wait to share what it looks like once it goes on, and really I just can’t wait to see it for myself! About a week ago, all of the insulation went in, followed by the sheet rock, and everything is now taped, read to have texture put on. In fact, the walls will start to be painted in the next week! And, we have garage doors! I am definitely liking the fact that the house feels a bit more secure now, especially as the ‘things’ like appliances and custom cabinets will start being put in soon.

 
The kitchen pantry (and all the heart eyes)
 
The living room. OBSESSED and so thrilled we have two story ceilings 
 
The loft upstairs

Still left to be done is all of the trimwork, and installation of the cabinets, flooring, and utilities like our shower/tub, toilets, sinks, and light fixtures. I can’t believe that the work that is done from here on out is what will really start to make our house look like an actual HOUSE inside. Feel me when I say that, after sharing a house with others since last September, to be one month away from this house that I swore would never come to be just feels surreal. We constantly daydream about watching Sunday football in our amazing new living room, and this one is mostly just me, but I can’t wait to have the privacy to have a bathroom in my bedroom and the ability to not constantly have to be fully clothed? TMI? Sorry, but you don’t realize how much you appreciate being able to air dry after a shower until you no longer can. Haha, it really is those little things that make you feel the most at home!

Don’t forget to link up with Jenn and I today for Talk About It Tuesday!

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    Emily at 'a little bit of Emily'
    June 28, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Oh my gosh, you really are at the finishing line! It is looking great!

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    Sarah Shaneyfelt
    June 28, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    It looks like a real house now! I remember it was so quick for them to frame it, but once they start the inside work, that will feel like they are taking forever! I was also so excited when little things happened–like getting the garage door, hardware installed, doors haha! I can't wait to see what your house will look like once it's finished!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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    Stephanie Wilhite
    June 28, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    How exciting!! I have always wanted to build my own home! Fingers crossed I can one day! It's looking great!

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