I know, I know – it’s an engagement journal…not a normal blog (yuck!!), but I guess I feel like anything that happens during our engagement is worth a post!!

This weekend was quite a success in the world of Casa di Barnes.  Stakes were put out on Friday and footers were poured on Monday.  We went today and it really just looked like they had pushed the dirt around – I think they’re just playing around on our lot and not really getting any work done.  Just kidding!!  Anyway, we met with Rick tonight and we got our master list of budgets and selections yet to be made.  Let’s just say that I thought we were doing a lot better than we really are!!  This really is a custom built home.  All the decisions are being left up to Neil and I…which of course makes more work for us – but we’re glad to do it!!  Yet to be checked off the list includes:

  • Closets (who knew?!)
  • Landscaping
  • Lighting
  • Bricks
  • Roof
  • Front door
  • Windows
  • Bath accessories and mirrors
  • Paint

So  yeah – we really have a lot more to do!!  Not to mention we’re considering changing our cabinets now so we’ll have to make another trip in to make that final decision.  Ahhh…decisions, decisions, decisions – with all these decisions, we feel like we’re planning a wedding…oh yeah, we are!!!

Well, we went to the house today and since nothing exciting had really been done, we decided to go on a run of the neighborhood.  Raikkon met some new friends – most of which I don’t think liked him, but they’ll warm up to him…hopefully!!  Here are some new pictures…

Stakes are set!!

Stakes are set!!

And we have concrete footers!

And we have concrete footers! It kind of looks like a moat around our castle!!! 🙂

View from our backyard.

View from our backyard.

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