Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Groundbreaking Stuff Over Here

Literally, we have officially broke ground on our house! They are doing the plumbing and electrical this week, so we will hopefully see a slab when we return from vacation:

Jacob was less than amused when I told him to stand in his garage
*cough man cave cough* for a photo. 

We also received our anniversary painting way before the anticipated delivery date and, of course, I couldn't wait to open it! I could seriously stare at it all day...

Please ignore the poor photo quality--who knew it was so hard to take a
picture of a painting behind glass?

We were afraid the tropical storms headed towards the coast would ruin our vacation, but as of now (keep your fingers crossed) it looks like we will just have to contend with a few rainstorms. Speaking of vacation, does anyone know of a good Mexican restaurant on the River Walk for when we stay overnight in San Antonio? 

Finally, my very talented SIL took anniversary photos for us last weekend and I am so excited to share them with you soon; in the meantime, please enjoy this gem of a photo. In case you ever wonder why we don't have many pictures together, please refer back to this photo:

Jacob absolutely despises being in front of the camera, but a few times a year
he will appease me and take pictures--he must really love me! 

Also, is it sad that my most glamorous look (that I spent like an hour to achieve) is how a lot of women look on the daily? 

Seriously though, ain't nobody got time to look like this by 6:30 every morning! 

Now if you'll excuse me, I must resume reciting my mantra for the week: "only 3 1/2 days until vacation...only 3 1/2 days until vacation..." 


  1. Woohoo! So much great stuff here - congrats on the groundbreaking, LOVE the painting, and your pictures are gorgeous!!

  2. Don't know those women who look so glamorous so quickly. Takes me forever too. you look beautiful :)

    Stoked on the house front news. When does the actual building get started?

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

  3. GORGEOUS!! I do NOT look like a movie star on the daily, or like ever, so don't worry. It would take me at least 3 hours to look this good. I don't think I will ever get John to take real pictures with me, you're so lucky! Also I love the hats he wears! Very few guys can pull that one off, but he does! One more thing- what night are you staying in San Antonio? Yesterday John was like, "we should just go to San Antonio this weekend" but I doubt it very much because we've been saying that for like 6 months haha.

    x. Morgan / MorningApple

  4. So exciting! We used to absolutely love coming over to check the progress on our house last year. You're SO close to vacation!

  5. AH! Exccccccciting about the house! It's going to be so fun to see the progress that's made while you're on vacation! Speaking of vacation- SO excited for you! I can't wait to read about your trip to San Antonio.... I'll be living vicariously through you!
    Last, can't WAIT to see your photos!! And you do look glamorous, girl! Most girls spend an hour or two to look like that, I promise! But I'm with you, totally jealous of the ones who basically wake up looking totally put together ;)

  6. Congratulations on the groundbreaking! I totally get the countdown to vacation-my husband has vacation starting September 2, and I am dancing around just thinking about it! :)

  7. The painting is beautiful!!!

    And congratulations on the groundbreaking! You must be so excited. Have so much fun on your vacation!

  8. Ohmygosh YAY for breaking ground on your house!!!! Your anniversary pictures turned out so beautiful!

  9. Yay congrats on breaking ground on your house! So exciting! And love the new painting, so pretty! We have a hurricane headed our way... boo. So I feel your pain there!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  10. Yay!!! On your house! How exciting is that?! I look forward to seeing it all come together! You look gorgeous girl! I put on makeup for the first time in days today! Can't wait to see more pictures!

  11. OK SO EXCITING!!! yay ground breaking and gorgeous anniversary picture! You look GORGEOUS!! Seriously how do people look like that all the time?? haha got no time for that. Your vacay is SO close!!!

    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants


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