I was at the Pursuit conference and Michael was at another conference when we realized that there was a slight chance that our builders had started building OUR HOUSE!! I didn’t think that the permits had come in and so I really didn’t expect anything but Michael asked our good friend Tyler to go take a look! I was standing in the back of the auditorium at the conference when Ashley (Ty’s wife) got a text with pictures of the DIRT!!! I don’t know what came over me but as soon as I saw the pictures of the excavators and piles of dirt, I turned into one big puddle!
I’m sure the girls who were surrounding me were worried. “She’s crying over DIRT and EXCAVATORS?” Yes. Yes I was… because those piles of dirt and those excavators represent the beginning of a dream that we have waited for for close to a year and a half! It was December of 2014 when we first found this land and then we had a year and a half of hoops to jump through in order to make this a reality. And it’s FINALLY HAPPENING!!!! It’s crazy!! I cried looking at our dirt because I also know that this property is all the Lords. It’s not really ours… we may be paying the mortgage on this house but we know that it’s being built with a bigger picture in mind. I wish I could see in advance all of the people, conversations, relationships and workshops that will take place on this little pile of dirt!!
The footers are being poured next week and we’ll start to really see the outline of the house!! It’s fun to stop by and see the progress but it’s even BETTER to see it from ABOVE!!! Thanks to Tyler Herrinton, we have DRONE footage of our DIRT!!! Somehow he can make our dirt feel like the beginning of pride and prejudice!! 😃 Enjoy!
Big thanks to Tyler for this!!!
This session took place just 45 minutes before their welcome dinner the night before their big day! Honestly, we couldn’t have asked for a better outcome!
Our life has been a whirlwind in the best kind of way this summer! Life sure looks a lot different than it did just a few years ago and it’s about to change AGAIN!
If you’ve ever been a member of KJ All Access, you know that it’s been an evolution since the beginning! Over 4 years of wedding content, engagement sessions, family sessions and so much more!
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We met Nicole and Matt the day before their wedding day in downtown Chicago. Normally, we prefer to do a full engagement session with our KJ Couples before their big day but that really wasn’t possible due to our schedules and the long distance. Thankfully, meeting the day before was absolutely perfect and it prepared all of us to have a dream wedding day in the Windy City!
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