Thursday, June 22, 2017

Our Dream Home: Designing and Breaking Ground

Our dream home is under way! We have been waiting to see something change on the lot since day one and there is finally some change! We can't wait to continue to watch it go up and see our lot become a home! 
This is the first picture we have of our lot! No sold sign yet.
 There is a sold sign! This made it feel way more official!
The lot has been cleared and prepped for a house! 
We went to the design studio and got to pick out every detail of our home. This is a picture of what the outside of the house is going to look like. 
These are the the rest of the choices that we chose. We will have that wood floor (on the left) on the left in the front entry way, living room, master bedroom and the office/workout room. The granite to the right of the wood is going to be the granite in the kitchen and bathrooms. The tile to the right of the granite is going in the kitchen and master bathroom and the tile to the right of that will go in the laundry room and other bathrooms. The little piece of subway tile on the tile in the middle will be our backsplash in the kitchen. The carpet under the sign will be in the two other bedrooms and upstairs and the stone will be on our fireplace. Lastly, the paper on the right is the paint. The white on top will be the cabinet color in the kitchen and bathrooms, the grey in the middle will be the walls throughout the house, and the grey on the bottom will be the island color in the kitchen.  We are so excited!
 There is a shape to our house now! We took Baylor out to our lot and found this wood up! 
 So excited!
 Baylor loved running around on the lot!

 There was an awesome sunset over our house! Can't wait to watch many more sunsets with my family in this beautiful home!
Baylor is going to love having a backyard! 

As we drove away from our lot, I told Andrew that we will get to bring our kids home in this house and that I can't wait for all of the memories that we will make in this home! I'm so thankful for this adventure that the Lord is taking us on! I can't wait to see what the future holds!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dental School Graduation and Vegas Graduation Trip!

On May 20, 2017 Andrew became Dr. Chaney D.D.S. and I became the proudest wife in the world! 
We have been waiting for this day for 4 years and it finally came! 

 Walking up to get hooded from two of his favorite professors!
Getting hooded! 
 We could not have made it through dental school without these four couples! 
 Thanks y'all for a great four years!
Love these girls!

I could not be any more proud of my man! He has worked so hard throughout school and it was such a blessing to see all of his classmates get to celebrate on this day! 

We got to take a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada for Andrew's graduation trip with our friends from Missouri!

 Arriving in Vegas!
 Katrina and I got some amazing milkshakes at Holsteins! 
 Andrew and I at the Cosmopolitan!
 The view from the top of our hotel! We loved it! 

 We made a trip to the Grand Canyon! 

 So incredible! 

 This made our husbands very nervous!

 Made a quick stop at the Hoover Dam!
 We went to an Escape Room with Kyle and Katrina and made it out! 
 In front of the Trump Tower for Andrew's brother who loves Trump!

We went to the Blue Man Group and it was so fun! Way more fun than I thought it would be!

Great trip for a great guy! Congratulations Dr. Chaney! So proud of you

Thursday, April 20, 2017

We Are Moving!

As of March 28, 2017, we are officially moving to Waco, TX!! 
This was one of our engagement pictures. Who knew this picture would foreshadow our future?

Over Spring Break, Andrew and I traveled to Waco for job interviews and to look around our potential future home. The interviews went well and we were just waiting to hear back. On March 28th, Andrew got a job offer from a dentist in Waco (Fusion Dental) and on March 31st I got a job offer from the NICU at Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest! We could not be more excited about it! This whole journey has been completely orchestrated by God. Every single step in the process so far is so unbelievable that we know that there is no way that this could have happened except through God.

It has been a weird journey so far in dental school. We had four years to decide where we could possibly live after school. Up until this year we have had our location decided by school, so this is our first year to decide on our own where we will be living. We have been back and forth between Austin and Waco for a long time, and up until Spring Break, we really didn't have a clear idea of where God was leading us. During Spring Break, we had SO many doors open for us. It is very obvious that God is leading us to Waco! 
We will be moving to Waco at the beginning of May and we are currently in the process of building our dream home. After looking around Waco at homes, we have decided that we would rather build our home instead of buy it. We will start the building process in a couple of weeks and it should be done in 6-8 months. We could be in our brand new house by Christmas! Until the house is finished, we will be living in an apartment in Waco. Although I wanted to be done with apartment living after dental school, I am beyond excited that in just a few short months we will be living in our DREAM home! 

Here are a few pictures of the model home in Waco. This is the same floor plan that we will be getting. 

 The foyer from the front door. 
 This is the living room and kitchen! 
 This is the living room. I love the fireplace!

 I absolutely love the kitchen! 

 The second full bathroom.
 The master bedroom! 
 The master bathroom. 
 There are two sinks, one on each side

 Our huge master closet!
 I love this little mud bench! 
 The upstairs is just going to be a media room and game room with a bathroom! This is Andrew's favorite part!

We are beyond excited about moving to Waco and building our first house! Andrew has done an incredible job in dental school and we have finally made it to the end. Please come visit us in Waco and we will take y'all to the Silos!