The Cat’s Out of the Bag

Last month, I eluded to the fact that something big was going on for Cory and myself. I wasn’t ready to share it on the blog, or my own personal social media accounts for that matter.

And it’s one of the reasons I’ve been struggling for blog material, because much of my life has revolved around this thing for the past two-ish months.

Slowly, things have started coming together. Cory and I have had the opportunity to share our fun news with our closest family and friends the old fashioned way (i.e. in person or on the phone) which is something that mattered greatly to me. When big things happen, I don’t want my family and friends to find out from my blog.

But yesterday, we got the last call we were waiting for. All of our i’s have been dotted, and our t’s have been crossed.

We’re official! We’re building our first home and it’s scheduled to be finished in December!

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42 Responses to The Cat’s Out of the Bag

  1. Parita says:

    Congrats to both you and Cory! What amazing news!!!

  2. Congratulations, Colleen! That’s soooo exciting!! Jay and I have been talking about building our own home a LOT lately…however for us, it’s still a ways away! :)

    • Colleen says:

      Thanks, Courtney!! Yeah, when we moved here and realized we could afford it (it’s much more affordable in Southern VA than Northern VA where I’m from!) we decided to go for it!

  3. Congratulations! I really love your dress in that pic, where did you get it?

  4. Renee says:

    Yeah Congratulations!!! That’s so exciting, good for you both!

  5. katie says:

    CONGRATS! I am so happy for the both of you! How exciting! I can not wait to see your beautiful home completed! <3

  6. Hannah says:

    That’s so awesome! Congrats :)

  7. Kelly says:

    Congrats! I work for a builder and my mom worked for Ryan Homes for 27 years. Let me know if you all have any questions!

  8. How very exciting! Congrats and just in time for Christmas!

  9. YEY! Congratulations, Colleen! When will my room be finished?

  10. congrats! where’s my room?

  11. Congrats!!! My husband & I just moved into a new construction home, but it was the spec home so we didn’t get to pick out all the colors & whatnot (even though I DO like the colors!). We’ll be here for YEARS, but I hope one day we get to go through the building process so we can make everything “our own.” Can’t wait to follow along & see how it all goes!

  12. Congratulations lady! That is so exciting! Do you think they’ll let you take that gorgeous window and view from your apartment with you?

  13. awww YAY that is awesome!!!!! Congrats! One day I want to build our own home.. but land is so hard to come by around us.. Have a great time planning your first home!

  14. Congrats! That’s so awesome! Be glad you’re building a brand new one and not fixing one up :)

  15. Rachel says:

    Oh my god you guys are such grown-ups!! I couldn’t be more happy for you two. You’re basically one of my favorite couples…uhm…ever.

  16. Jessie says:

    Congratulations girl! So excited for the two of you <3

  17. mom says:

    So happy, so proud. LYS

  18. AMAZING! A huge congrats to you and Cory! Are you also designing the interior as well? (the layout and floor plan?)

  19. Mary Beth says:

    Congratulations, that is so exciting! I can’t wait to see how it comes together :)

  20. Congratulations lady! That is so exciting! We had our house built a couple years ago, and it’s SO nice to have a brand new house to play with. :)

  21. Ashlee @ A Step in the Right Direction says:

    Congrats!! How exciting :)

  22. Aly says:

    Yay! Congratulations!

  23. This is so exciting! I’m so happy for you guys–what a fun experience as a newly married couple!

  24. Congrats! That’s great. I’m sure it’ll feel like home in no time. :)

  25. Congrats to the both of you!!! Just curious, but were around RVA will this be??? Best of luck to the both of you! :)

  26. Wow! That is so exciting! Congrats. I can’t wait to feel the same excited feeling that you are having…oh, and the decorating. HOW FREAKING FUN!

  27. Katelyn says:

    Congrats, lady! Lots of love to you two. <3

  28. Emily says:

    Congrats! I thought you were going to say that you were also bitten by the baby bug! I can’t wait to see you document this big part of your lives. I’ve always wanted to build my own home (well, have it built for me). Good luck!

  29. julie says:

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats amazing!!! can’t wait to see you document the process!!!

  30. Shannon says:

    This is awesome news. Congrats to you both!

  31. Yay!! That’s so exciting! Congrats, Colleen!

  32. Jessica says:

    Hey just wanted to say congratulations as I wandered by here – all these people I know are growing up and doing such big things; I’m still stuck in vet school for one more year! But that’s so awesome! – Jessica (from Edison swim team :-) )

  33. John Cima says:

    Congrats to you both – very exciting news! Will you need a yardman?

  34. Congrats on the news!! Where are you guys building?

  35. Aimee R says:

    Congrats! SO exciting. Can’t wait to hear about it!

  36. Elle says:

    Congratulations that’s so exciting!!!

  37. Wow congrats to you! That is so, so exciting :-)

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