We put hydro-seed down back in July and it’s crazy how fast it has grown in… the first Mow occurred this weekend… we have grass! So exciting.
We were at the river for the first part of our week off… and then before I knew it we were back home knee deep in trenches for a sprinkler system! Day two, at 10pm after working on the trenches all day, George and I sat on our steps and George literally asked me, “When did we decide to put in this sprinkler system?” My answer, we never consciously decided we just started! It was 5 days of sun up to sun down of hard laborious work (with only one argument occurring, truly amazing LOL). George and I worked side by side with some help from friends on a couple days and we accomplished so much! As I’m writing this (on July 9) we have the sprinkler system in, 8 zones worth, and curbing and hydroseed scheduled!
George has dreamed about this day for many years! Growing up, they always had a big egg hunt out at his grandma’s ranch! Those memories live on and he always wanted a big hunt for his kids! This year is the first of many!
December 2015 was a month of tough decisions, we decided to put our first home, that held all of our family memories, on the market! This was where our family began, so you can imagine how tough that was! As time had passed, and the years flew by, we were outgrowing our house on Nellie Ct. With a heavy heart and tears in my eyes we signed the papers that officially listed our home!
A few months prior we chatted about building our future dream home with a local builder, but without a new house to move into, it was a huge challenge to be excited! It made putting our home on the market that much harder for me! When the end of December came, we put up what we knew to be our last Christmas tree for this phase of our lives!
In April of the following year, we moved our family into a rental, where we thought we would be for four short months! Four months turned into nine long months! On July 8th we finally were able sign paperwork to start our new house! In September of of 2016 we broke ground and literally watched our dream come alive!
The builders and our family worked hard over the next few months and we gained a little sweat equity into our future home! We stained all the beams and peaks, did the rock work on the exterior, the trex deck, and our gas fireplace rockwork, hearth, and mantel!
The end of December arrived, and it was time to let the packing begin! We started packing Dec 26th and signed on Dec 29th! Some of the most amazing friends and family literally moved our whole house in a day and we were setup after the weekend!!
On December 30th we set up the Christmas tree and celebrated Christmas morning on December 31st, as the kids refused to do Christmas in the rental!
That night, we also had a New Years sledding party with all our friends! Not one picture was taken. It was a whirlwind moving in and getting settled, but we had the best family and friends to help us, and this place already feels like home! Looking back, all the tears of putting our first home on the market were so worth it! Now… welcome to our new house and our new blog… “From This House”