It’s been 9 months since we bought our lot (May ’15)…more time than I originally thought planning a home would take. But after multiple brainstorming sessions with the Hubs, hours spent researching local/coastal architecture as well as late-night internet exploring (thank you very much, Houzz and Pinterest!) and gobs of revisions with the architect … we’re almost ready to break ground. Its getting real all up in here! Contract with builder is signed, trees have been taken down (but we’re keeping every.single.live.oak….swoon) and plans approved by a rather picky HOA…we are READY! Yep, we’re moving forward and thrilled to pieces.