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never been more EXCITED and simultaneously SCARED TO DEATH about something before in my life!  Michael and I have some BIG news!!! We’re building a HOUSE?! I say that with a question mark because I still don’t believe it! I’ll believe it when they start digging up the ground!!! We’re obviously at the beginning stages and since we’re such newbies at this, we’re the weirdos that drive by our lot every other day just to make sure “nothing has happened”.  To say we’re excited would be an understatement!  I mentioned a few days ago that we were working on a MASSIVE personal project…. well this is it!

This is the largest purchase, biggest decision and wildest adventure we’ve jumped into thus far in our marriage! We’ve lived in our Cape Cod for almost two and a half years and we love this cozy little house!! …. We’ve also MAXED it OUT! Talk about something being well used…. our current house has been WELL used! It’s small enough to be the size of an apartment and yet we’ve had 30 teenage girls all spend the night at one time! YIKES! Literally, they were sleeping on the kitchen floor! We’ve had SHARE group meetups and dozens of “Guys/Girls” nights with our youth group kids, dinners, parties and a ton of coaching sessions have taken place here!! Our cozy house has served us well and it has gone above and beyond its’ hosting capabilities. A little home without an open floor plan was never created to host dinners for 15 people!!…..but we’re continually making it happen!! Even if it means sitting on each other’s laps!! If you hangout at the Alsop’s house, you’re going to get CLOSE! …. Literally.

 

Sharing our home and our life is what we love MOST and we’re SO excited to be able to do even MORE of that in our new house.  Whether it’s teaching photography, leading small groups or hosting a Christmas Parties…. our prayer is that this new house will be used 10x more than our current house!!  Something I love most about Michael and I is that when it comes to people and sharing our life, we’re 100% on the same page. Michael desires to open up our home and share life with friends and family and photographers JUST as much as I do. So that’s why this project is so exciting for us! Sure, picking out countertops and door knobs and crown molding is FUN…. but the best part is going on this journey with my husband and dreaming about all that we’ll be able to accomplish with this new space!!

So, like most everything else in my life, I’ll be documenting bits and pieces of this journey and sharing our progress on the blog!! As of today… we have a few stakes and straw to show and that’s about it!! But the exciting part is COMING!!!! We have a while to wait and so for the next 6 months we’re going to keep maxing out our cape cod and loving every minute of it!!

 

Happy weekending everyone!!!

 

 

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— Katelyn

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