|Lot on May 31st|
On July 13th, we heard from the builders:
"We received your permit back from the city. That means we are free to start construction on your lot. So soon we should start the boards for slab and rough plumbing."
On August 2nd, our realtor sent us this photo:
|Lot on August 2nd|
On August 12th, the lot was finally ready for the slab to be poured:
In other news, we are back in Midland and enjoying the last week of summer vacation. We had a great time with my family in Austin, but unfortunately, we didn't really take pictures.
The highlights were seeing family, seeing Port Authority at Hyde Park Theatre and drinks with friends after, playing Ticket to Ride with family, LOTS of good meals out, and best of all...
Celebrating the engagement of these two lovebirds:
That's right, my little cousin Amanda is engaged to Matt! I found out in Berlin via Facetime, and tears of happiness were shed! The two have been dating a little over seven years, so Matt is already part of the family. They are a wonderful pair, and we couldn't be happier to have another family wedding to look forward to (this one in fall of 2015). We went on a double date to sushi restaurant Musashino to celebrate. It was honestly some of the best sushi I've had in Austin. I LOVED it and highly recommend it. But also, it was just really special to talk wedding with Amanda, who is as close to a "little sister" as I've ever had. We have SO MANY hilarious memories, and I look forward to building many new ones that now include Brendan and Matt :)
Lola and Zoe are extremely happy to be home in Midland, and Brendan and I are enjoying getting back into our normal routine. It felt GREAT to cook our own dinners again. I even went back to yoga class, which was awesome, but so, so hard after being out of class for three months! We've had lots of laundry, unpacking, and organization to do, but we're taking it all in stride. We're back to work on Monday, so we're trying to treasure the last days of what has been a great summer vacation.
Here's to "home," both our current one, and the one that is just a pile of dirt right now!