Thursday, March 8, 2012

It's officially official

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I had a big project that I was working on. And now the time has come to announce it.

TC and I are now officially land owners. We closed on our lot this afternoon. It's so official it's bona fide. We bought a lot and are working on plans to build a home there. For privacy reasons I won't say exactly where, but I will tell you that the lot has great views of the sunset, of downtown SLC, and mountains. We've got it all. And we are so excited.

We are working with an architect to come up with the plans, and he is a friggin' genius. No lies. The first floorplans he showed us were exactly, exactly what we had always dreamed of and more. The process is long, and we probably won't be in our new house until the end of the year, but all this waiting is so worth it. We have been in our current apartment for 7.5 years, waiting, saving, waiting, mostly patiently. And now our dream is so close I can taste it.

I don't even know where to start with how excited we are. Excited, nay, ecstatic. Extremely, emphatically euphorically elated.

So the rest of the year will be occupied with floor plans and construction and giddiness and picking colors and appliances and the like. Also, there will be worrying about money, second-guessing ourselves, and stress (because nothing ever goes the way you think it will). But mostly it will be fun and interesting.

So here we go on this grand adventure...


  1. SO happy for you! That's very exciting. How wonderful that you get to build it just the way you want. And it looks like a great view.

  2. fun, fun, fun! we bought an older home and have been working on it since we moved in - we're limited in what we can do to make it more "ours", but we're certainly changing what we can. how fun (and stressful, but more fun hopefully) to start with a clean slate!

  3. Awesome!! That IS a big project!

    Congrats!! The view looks amazing!

  4. congratulations!! I am so excited for you guys! sure love seeing all of your ideas and inspirations via pintrest. can't wait to see how it all unfolds for you. :)

  5. Heck ya, girl! That is way exciting for you guys. I will maybe live vicariously through you as my dream would be to buy a lot and build my dream home on it, too! Congrats and good luck to you on your "adventure"!


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