Abbi got to make a special trip with us to see the land and blueprints.
Then they broke ground later that week!
It was time to break the news to all the kids, so we took them to "the hole" to see where our new house would be.
I think they were a little excited.
During this visit, we made friends with a few of our neighbors. There are some other kids in the neighborhood, and everyone was super friendly! The kids didn't want to leave! And BONUS: the new neighbors said they'd text us updates of our construction. YIPEE!
The following week, we got this picture:
Wow! That was so fast! We have a foundation!
We couldn't resist... the next weekend we went back for a visit with the kids, to show them that "the hole" now had some walls! They played on the footers for the structural support beams for 30 minutes or so. It is such a neat experience to have them watch this progress each week.
Finally, today, we got this picture!
The garage is all filled in, and the framing has begun! They say the Amish can get these frames up in just days! I don't think you can get better framers than the Amish. :) So exciting! We may just have to make another trip to see the progress this weekend!