Monday, May 9, 2011

# 3 – CHECK!

First off, Justin and I got back from our trip on Saturday.  I will post about the trip and put up pictures, but I wanted to do this post first.  Well, that and I just haven’t found the time yet to go through all the pictures and I’m still on London time which means that as I write this at 12pm, it’s really dinner time in London and then bed time soon after.  Needless to say, I’m already sleepy. 

Number 3 on my list of 101 things to do in 1,001 days was to buy a new home.  Technically, this item used to be “build a new home in James Hill”, but I changed it when Justin and I started to realize that we probably wouldn’t build a new home.  However, I should change it back to the original because that’s exactly what we’re doing.  We’re building a home in James Hill at Ross Bridge!!! 

For almost 2 years now, Justin and I have loved James Hill.  It’s literally like an updated version of Mayberry.  Everyone waves at you when you drive through the neighborhood, it’s a great place to run with sidewalks throughout the entire neighborhood…ones that are actually lit up at night unlike where we live now, a neighborhood pool that I will SO take advantage of and a great school system which we DEFINITELY don’t have at our current house.  Whenever we do have kids, they’ll go to Hoover High School, where Justin and I met :)

We hadn’t driven through the neighborhood in a while so when Parade of Homes was going on in Birmingham, we decided to take a drive through James Hill.  We were shocked to see how many more phases they had opened.  Justin wanted to talk to the people just to see what lots they had open.  One meeting led to another and on April 16th, we purchased James Hill lot 333!!!  Here’s our “dirt” right now, as Justin calls it (because they haven’t poured foundation yet):


That’s Justin and Gordon and Debbie in the picture.  They came with us to look at the lot before we purchased it.  And here’s the house we’re building:


We’ll be using different colors of course.  We like the green, but there’s a lighter color green that’s much prettier and we will probably use a cream trim color instead of dark brown.  We just like lighter colors overall.  It’s 4 bedroom 3 baths with an upstairs den between two bedrooms.  The master is on the back of the house and the 4th bedroom is in the front (the windows on the left side of the house).  This is Justin’s “man room”.   Here’s a couple of pictures from this inside of the above house:


Dining room into the kitchen view


View from kitchen to the front of the house


LOVE LOVE LOVE the brick fireplace!!!  We’ll have that too :) 

We absolutely love this house and can’t wait for it to be built.  The contract says that it will be ready in September, but they said that once they start the house (within the next week or two, whenever the permits get approved) it’ll be 90-100 days, which would be around mid-August.

Football parties at the Morris household!!!


A Bride In Boots said...

How exciting is this?! Congrats, dahling! It looks adorable. Can't wait to see picture updates!

The Langham's said...

Congrats! I'm sure that dirt will hold something just beautiful one day.

Melissa said...

Yea! Congrats! I think buying a house HAS to be the most exciting thing ever! Well, except getting married and giving birth. :)

Jenny said...

YAY! Congratulations! How exciting! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!

Wish we lived closer!

Lauren K said...

Wahoo! Congrats!! So excited for you and can't wait to come visit!! Love that it has a pool, just like the community that you and Justin grew up in! :)

Brittany said...

Love it!!! So exciting!