Thursday, February 10, 2011

Missing in Action?

I feel like I've been neglecting my poor blog lately. Don't get me wrong.. it's for a good reason!

In wedding related news.. last week we had tastings with a caterer and our cake baker (both of which we booked!). I'll post about those in the next couple days.

But, for now.. I'll fill you in on what I've been up to that has torn me away from my blog and wedding planning. Derrick and I are in the process of looking to build a house!! We were pre-approved for a loan and we have a house plan (blueprints) picked out and now we're just looking for land and builders to help.

Here's the house we are planning to build:

{Click to enlarge}

Isn't it beautiful!?

It's 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths with a two car garage. We're also going to have a basement put in and I'm going to have a photography studio room put in down there (as well as a man cave for Derrick and a home theater). I'm so excited and I've been trying to keep quiet about it until things become more confirmed. But.. we're about 90% positive we're going to be able to do this. We're going to be doing a lot of the work ourselves, so I'm sure I'll be posting about it more and more as time goes on.

Right now, we've found land we really love that is about 25 miles from where we live right now. It has country and lake views and we can kind of pick and choose about how much land we want. We're hoping to set up an appointment to go look at it this weekend or early next week.

{Lake View}

I'll keep you all posted!! Keep your fingers crossed for us, please!


  1. That's so cool! I'm sending you guys tons of positive energy. Building your own house is seriously way awesome!

  2. So pretty and you get to pick your land! It sounds so nice!

  3. Congratulations. That is a completely acceptable reason to neglect blogging. I am very happy for you and keeping my fingers crossed!