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Sunday, January 31, 2010
In other news it snowed yesterday in North Carolina! Surprisingly, NC really doesn't get that much more snow than Huntsville. So when they threaten snow, everyone goes a little crazy, hits the grocery store, and then the city pretty much shuts down.
It was a respectable snow, 6-8 inches maybe, you can see in the picture below that our boots are completely covered. We had fun playing in the snow, and being forced to stay inside for the day.

The road in front of our apartments, completely covered in snow

shingles and a/c

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Our wonderful real estate agents went out to the lot yesterday and took us some new pictures! The shingles are laid, and the air conditioning guys were there working.

We're pretty sure this is a view from standing in our bedroom looking into our bathroom/closet



Tuesday, January 26, 2010
What a beautiful day!

1/23/10 update

Saturday, January 23, 2010
We have a roof!

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 91:1

1/22/10 update

The house is coming right along!! Heres some pictures from Friday (1/22).

Front view:

back view:

1/19/10 update

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Workers were hard at work again today!

what a difference five days can make

Monday, January 18, 2010
Five days ago, this lot just had a gravel they were putting up walls. It will be May before we know it! A huge thank you to everyone who is keeping an eye on things and sending us pictures. It is almost as good as seeing it in person. Here are some pictures from today (1/18/10).
Ben showing us our house : )

1-13-10 update

Thursday, January 14, 2010
We have plumbing and electrical!

the construction has commenced

Sunday, January 10, 2010
We have not been in Alabama this week, but we have heard that it has been a tad cold (ok, very cold) and snowy. It has been a cold one up here in NC too...but we have had no snow to show for it. However, we are proud to announce that even admidst the winter weather, they have started on our house!

View from the front
View from the back corner

Our little piece of dirt

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Pictures of our lot...pre-construction

so here goes nothing...

Until now, our online communication has pretty much revolved around email and facebook.  However, with the turn of 2010 and the start to what will likely be one of the biggest years of our lives we have decided to embrace the blogging trend.  Kind of like putting our college days behind us and joining the ranks of young married couples.  Here's a look at our year ahead:
  1. Graduation for Kelly - May 13th - we will both finally be done with school!
  2. Moving back to Huntsville - May 15th - 2 days later
  3. Building our first house (and hopefully the house we will live in for many years to come)...tentative closing date - May 20th
  4. New jobs for both of us (well Andrew's is more like a continuation of his current job, but in a new place)
We figured that we would start blogging as our house began construction...aside from that our lives are not all that entertaining at the moment.   And with any luck the blog will continue as our family moves back to Huntsville and begins a new chapter in our lives.  

House status - 1.6.09 - The house was to be released for construction today with plans to begin construction next week.  Can't wait to see some progress!  We are praying for good weather and no issues!  Benton is supposed to be hassle-free right? : )  Pictures to come...

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