Wednesday, November 17, 2010

One Year Ago Today....

We began clearing the way to build our family home on the location we believe is very close to, if not on the place the original homestead stood over a century ago...I also began this blog on that day as a way to document and share this journey with our family and friends...Along the way both the blog and the house have become so much more than I ever dared to dream...


This photo was taken from the top of the driveway when we arrived for the first time in Feb of 2004...The old trailer had been the home to Hubby's Great Uncle, the final family member to live on the property before we moved here a couple of yrs after he passed away...He is still our neighbor as he is buried in the family plot that shares a border with our 5 acre parcel.


Following are some then and now photos taken from the same spots in the yard one year apart...

Top of Driveway
17th November 2009, minutes before clearing began

20th November 2009, clearing completed

17th November 2010


North West Corner of Front Yard.
17th November 2009, minutes before clearing began

20th November 2009, clearing completed

17th November 2010

Thank you for traveling this far with us...I hope you will stay with us as we see what lies ahead...

Will be sharing this anniversary for



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11 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Congratulations, Kelsie! What a wonderful dream come true, I'm sure! I am certain your hubby's ancestors would be very pleased. Your home is the very home I have always dreamed of. I did a post a couple of years ago and it was this same design! I love it! I don't think we will ever build now at this stage of our lives but this is the home I have always wanted; love the overhang! I'm very happy for you!

Blessings,
Sandi

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Happy one year anniversary Kelsie!
Teresa

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your home is lovely, and what a blessing to have it sit on the family's property. Great pics showing how far it has come. Happy Anniversary. Hugs, Marty

House Revivals said...

Congratulations on much hard work accomplished! Your home is lovely.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a great story and how you built your lovely home on that family property. Thanks so much for sharing this at my party.

Pamela said...

What a wonderful way to keep the family journey! Things with a history behind them are always much more lovely just as your home!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

How wonderful to be able to own property that was homesteaded by your family. Your house is very pretty and looks like it has always been there.

Debbie~ said...

Beautiful story about your homes journey!!! Thank you for sharing your anniversary with us! Sending many blessings your way!!! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What an awesome story...thanks for sharing it with all of us:)

Blessings,
Linda

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Pearl Maple said...

congrats, it takes time to make a house a home but sure is a fun adventure

Our Back Porch said...

So sweet! Thanks for sharing your adventure thus far with us! Have a lovely weekend!

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca