Hi readers! I’ve mentioned randomly that we’re in the process of moving. You may have wondered why it is taking so long, and I’ve had lots of questions regarding the move. So I thought it might be fun to do a few posts on the process.


For a variety of reasons we decided to look for a new home last year. After about 6 months of searching for a home that fit our needs, we settled on a new build. We were extremely excited about the house and new location. It’s really only a few miles from where we live now, but a nicer area, with a lot of fun recreational activities close by for our family.

True to builder tradition, they took longer than expected. We put our deposit down on a piece of dirt way back in October of 2012. And then stared at dirt for several months. So we stared at dirt for what seemed like literally F.O.R.E.V.E.R. In the grand scheme of things, I think it was closer to four months or so.



One thing about doing a new build, was that we had the blessing of burying a Bible underneath our home. We view it as a symbol of building our house on the Word of God. Literally and figuratively :o)




Sometime in February the foundation crew came in. I believe it snowed immediately following, and so we stared at this mess for another couple months.



I’ll spare you all of the highly detailed pics we took, but rest assured sometime in April we started seeing some framing appear. Followed shortly by plumbers and electricians, and window guys.



Man those framers rocked! Those guys worked 6 days a week from sun up to sun down and had the whole thing framed in about 2 1/2 weeks, roof and all!

Stay tuned to next Friday to see more building and moving fun from COAH!

(COAH stands for Confessions of a Homeschooler, but since some of you actually started that abbreviation for me, I figured you would understand.)


  1. What state do you live in?..and is that scored/stained concrete flooring? Always a mixture of emotions when moving… a little sadness at leaving a home with so many happy memories and exciting to get a fresh start with a clean slate(figuratively and physically) to decorate and make many more happy memories..; )

  2. Well your crowd looks as excited as mine. We are also moving, not around the corner, but from Ontario to Newfoundland (there is your kids’ geography lesson for the day!). While we won’t be in a new new build, the new house is only a decade old as opposed to our current one which was built in 1875. We also have the challenge of dealing with a whole new set of regulations surrounding homeschooling… Life is never without challenges, but the Lord leads us and we follow with open and seeking hearts.

    Bless this house O Lord we pray;
    Make it safe by night and day;
    Bless these walls so firm and stout,
    Keeping want and trouble out:
    Bless the roof and chimneys tall,
    Let thy peace lie over all;
    Bless this door,
    May it ever prove ever open to joy and love.

    Lake Lili
  3. SUPER excited for y’all!!!! I’d love to know more about building your own home and expenses. Not exact numbers, but how it compares to buying a pre-built home. We would LOVE to find land to build on. We haven’t done much research yet, though.

    Happy moving!!!

  4. This is so cool. What an adventure and how neat that you are going to share it with us as well. I am looking forward to the next posting about it. Prayers going up with blessings coming down. Hugs as you and your family enjoy this adventure. <3

    Heidi Benson (Iedukate Athometoo)
  5. How fun! We recently built a house too. Such an exciting time!!! Love everything about our new house! The process was a bit faster for us though. Six months and we were in. We had to stop by everyday or we’d miss a lot of progress. Lol

    Good luck with your move and congrats on your new home!!!

  6. We moved 5 years ago and my husband swore we are here for the long haul. I was finishing my masters and had my final cumulative exam the same day we had to be out of the house. I sat on my butt and studied for weeks and he did EVERYTHING. I came home to our new house that afternoon after finishing the test and all boxes, furniture, kids, animals and the 8 ft grand piano were located in the new house. It nearly killed him…but for me it was great! 🙂 Hope you have a flawless move and get settled soon.

    JeniferAAnne Creekmore

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