Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The "Mount Vernon" House

Kelly and I are now in the process of building a house for the fifth time. Our houses have been named by our children in order to recognize which home we are talking about.

#1 is our "Springville house"

#2 "Gooding" (the only house we didn't build)
#3 "Lovell Lane"
#4 is "323 West" - or "Dixon's"
- (because they bought it from us),
#5 doesn't officially have a name yet because we haven't been away from it for long enough to call it by any name but "home", but it will probably be "338 West" or "Whitmer's".
The last two were both on Porterville Road, so we can't call either the "Porterville" house. The house under construction I am naming the"Mount Vernon" house. Can you guess why?

Kelly has been doing an amazing job as "General Contractor". He keeps the subs in order and cracks the whip so that every day something is happening! He had them deliver our sheet rock today, and I am expecting it to start going up tomorrow.

A few days ago I took several pictures of the "skeleton" because I knew that after the sheet rock goes up it will be a completely different view.

Our "Great Room"/Kitchen Area. Mmmmm.....lots of good cookin', sittin' around the fireplace, and memory makin'!!

Down the hallway to the bedrooms and staircase.

I hope you enjoyed the tour of the main floor. I'll post more pictures as the work progresses.


Shelley&Brad said...

Thanks for posting these pictures mom! It makes me feel like I'm there during the whole process. Just think, in a few months we will all be there enjoy you gorgeous new KITCHEN! Yay! Okay, you are obligated to keep up your blog! If you get to read mine,...I GET TO READ YOURS! That means weekly! I love you. Don't forget about our pep talk about tomorrow (work). Mwah!

dorthyinoz said...

Penny, details-more details on the new house. Square footage, layout, where it is, etc. Did Shelley design your kitchen? Now I need to catch up on Shelley and Brad.

Nicolette said...

Yay!! This looks great and I'm so glad to finally see pictures of the house. We need to see all of the stages! I can't wait to see the kitchen that you and Shelley are cooking up!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Thanks for stopping by and sharing the info on Josh Groban -- it does make me feel better, too!

This house is gorgeous!

Hirschi Family said...

Penny, are you building in IF? I know you were thinking about it a while back. I found your blog through Shelley's from Brittany's:)

Nomolas said...

Hi Penn,

I don't know how to respond to tagged, my daughter in law tagged me once but i don't know how to rsvp. Tell me how or next time you are at your folks call me and maybe we could get together for that purpose, plus I would get to see you. I'm so glad you told me of your sights.

Aunt Caroline

Nomolas said...

I give up why Mount Vernon??