• The New House

to think that I was productive…. until I saw the construction of a new house. While I’m spending two hours on email, the workers on our house site are putting up the second floor of our house. While I conquered a week’s worth of little to-do’s, our whole HOUSE was framed. Crazy right?! Those guys are FAST. Michael and I are amazed at how organized the process is. As soon as one phase is complete, the next shipment of supplies is dropped off that evening for the next phase. What used to be a pile of dirt is now a framed outline of our home! It’s wild to drive up everyday and find a dramatic new addition to the project. Today they are finishing

off the second floor and then it will be time for the roof! WHAT?! It doesn’t even seem real! We had been told that this phase would fly by and it really is.  The more they build, the more excited I am to move in! That technically won’t happen until June but I’m secretly hoping for May. :) It’s just so exciting!! Everyday I think of something new that I’m excited about…. yesterday, as I sat through traffic on Broad Street, I started getting excited about the fact that once we’re in the new house, I’ll never have to use that exit again! If you’re a short-pumper… you are really jealous of me right now. Broad street can be a nightmare most days! We’re technically moving into a new county but we’re still super close to the West End of Richmond. The next update I blog will include a finished frame and probably some siding and stone! Yea! Stone!! This isn’t a traditional Richmond style house…. it’s more of a “Craftsmen” style home. I can’t wait to show more!! Have a great Thursday everyone!!


This is Bokeh’s “I hate coming here because I never get to run around” face.

The foundation! 

Checking out his future domain:)

The walls are a risin’! 

AHHH!! Um, please excuse my attire… I can’t believe I’m blogging this.

The mommas… standing on our future front porch.

The official street sign! 

41 Comments Personal
  1. Anna Burke reply

    Love it! Can’t wait to see more :)

  2. Deborah Zoe reply

    I’m SO excited about this post!! gah! Congrats on all the progress! So exciting!

  3. Kristin reply

    Wow! It is coming along fast! Can’t wait to see it finished for you guys!!!

  4. molly stillman reply

    yay!! it’s looking amazing! so excited for you guys!

  5. Annetta reply

    I can here the excitement in your voice!!

  6. Annetta reply

    hear* grrr Hate when that happens

  7. katie yuen reply

    It’s happening so quickly! So excited for you!

  8. jamie reply

    I love these updates and seeing all the progress they are making! I will hope with you that you get to move in, in May!

  9. Mandy Naylor reply

    Love the Jazz hands haha

  10. Jennifer Krieg reply

    So neat to watch your progress! I cannot wait to see it finished!!!

  11. Laura Hernandez reply

    I’m so excited for you guys. This is fun watching your home be built. A dream of ours too is to someday be home owners… and have a dog. :)

  12. Jessica Horton reply

    I’m so jealous you can ride by your new home daily! Ours is 4 hours away :-/

  13. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to see more! (OH – and I love that last picture!)

  14. Rosie reply

    What an amazing adventure! And you always look great with that contagious big smile. :)

  15. Ella reply

    wow! And are you going to live close to family ? Hm: No cellar? I do hope the foundation is set deep down !!

  16. Tara Peddicord reply

    This is awesome! Talk about fast! Very, very cool… We are hoping to start building this spring ourselves… so seeing your progress gives me hope! ;) So excited for you!

  17. Alli McWhinney reply

    Congrats, so exciting! I even love the wooden street sign!

  18. ashley barnett reply

    If you have the chance, you should totally do your initials and bokeh’s in the cement that they lay for part of the house! My friend did that for her house and it was so cute knowing that they would always have their initials under their home. :)

  19. Karen Cox reply

    how awesome! Looking forward to seeing it finished!

  20. Whitney reply

    I can totally relate! When we bought our first home it was just an empty lot. My husband and I visited regularly to see the progress.. it’s really funny how little details like seeing the framing.. or windows being installed.. can excite you so much.. Congrats! :)

  21. Christy Tyler reply

    SO EXCITING!!! That one huge wall looks like it is full of windows and a fireplace maybe?! Oooo lucky!

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  23. Sydni Jackson reply

    i LOVE craftsman homes! can’t wait to see the finished product!!

  24. Sarah Adams reply

    and uhh..please excuse my use of caps lock!

  25. caroline reply

    um. oooohhhhmygoodneeesssss this is so cool!!!! yeah yeah yeah!!! super exciting!!

  26. Justine Cirullo reply

    oh my gosh you are so adorable! I love seeing all of these and you totally made me laugh out loud with your ‘I can’t believe I’m blogging this’ comment;) so so exciting!

  27. Sarah reply

    This is so exciting to watch! I can’t wait to see the finished product! :)

  28. Blythe K reply

    LOVE!!! So excited for ya’ll!! :) I cannot wait to see the finished product!!!

  29. Carrie Logan reply

    wahooooo!!!!!! love this!

  30. Kacey Wolters reply

    Love seeing the progress of your new home. It’s so exciting and I love that you want to take photos of all of this. You’ll look back on these pictures with your kids one day and be able to show them how it all came together. So fun.

  31. Lydia reply

    Katelyn, you always look amazing, no matter what you’re wearing! So excited about how fast your house is being built!

  32. Carmaleta reply

    SO excitingggg!!! Can’t wait to see it finished and I will secretly hope with you for may!!

  33. Lelia Marie reply

    OMG house! That is so exciting! I am so glad it is going smoothly and quickly for you. How exciting. :-)

  34. Stephanie reply

    Hahahaha… Bokeh looks seriously peeved in these pictures.

  35. Ashlyn reply

    Wow! I can’t believe the progress! The stone is beautiful, and I’ll have to say your husband looks excited. :)

  36. Erin Schrad reply

    So, my mom and I used to walk through under construction houses all the time for fun… (I was almost an architect!) I just may have to take a little trip to your new neighborhood. :). I LOVE Craftsman style homes… So jealous!

  37. Abby Grace W reply

    WOW!!!!!!! I can’t wait to see the finished product!!!!!!!! I bet y’all are super excited!!!:):) God bless!!!

  38. jenn reply

    so fast!! cant wait to see the next phase done, katelyn! thanks for sharing! ps: bokeh is too cute, i want to squeeze him ;)

  39. Annie reply

    I just (virtually) met you, maybe a month or so ago, and I’m SOOOOOOOOOO happy for you!!! COngrats on the new home!!! AND congrats on your decision as a couple to work together on your dream, that seemingly has become his as well. It’s my prayer that God blesses the both of you in abundance in both your businessess and your ministries. God bless you!!!

  40. Kristina W. reply

    This is so excting! It looks so nice and big! Can’t wait to see more house updates!

  41. Siri Salonen reply

    Thank you for posting pictures where you look like a normal person! And by normal I mean wearing your “getting stuff done” clothes! You always look so perfectly put together and I wonder why can’t I get it together like that! I enjoy seeing that you truly are one of us:) It actually gives me even more incentive to look cute more often! You rock and I love seeing your journey through your blog! Thank you for sharing!

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