The blog’s been pretty quiet for awhile, but it’s honestly because with Tad being go, go, go these days and Ted and I both working full-time, I try to spend as much of my free time having family time as possible. When Ted and I do get dressed up and go out, we’re usually rushing out the door and trying to make the most of our time while we have a babysitter! Most weeks, our routine is pretty much the same, but we’re shaking things up a bit in the months ahead.
As much as we’ve absolutely loved our little home in North Old Town, Alexandria, townhouse living is not as desirable with a toddler…so we’re headed down the parkway to the ‘burbs! We’ll still have about a year to enjoy walkable city life and our lovely little neighborhood, but are extremely excited to be building a house in the 22308 zip code. We’ve been so blessed to meet so many wonderful people who have become dear friends over the past couple of years, that we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to turn friends into neighbors. It really does take a village to raise little ones, and with most of our family still in North Carolina, we’re so excited to give Tad the opportunity to grow up in such an amazing community.
Currently, we’re waiting on all of the permits to be approved by the city so that demolition (then construction) can begin. The first big decision we needed to make is what color siding to use. The plans call for most of the house to be HardiePlank fiber cement siding which comes in pre-finished colors with the pigment integrated into the material. I had been eyeing “cobblestone” and “pearl gray” since I first saw the samples, but stay tuned to see what we decided. I hope to post updates throughout the process as I’d love to hear experiences and advice from you all who have been through this before. In the meantime…let the pinteresting begin!