In spring 2021, Ben and I will be moving to Minnesota! We’re building a house just outside of Saint Paul, Minnesota — one of my favorite places in Minnesota. When Ben and I moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin 7 years ago, we took weekend day trips to Saint Paul and Minneapolis — and I instantly fell in love with Saint Paul’s detailed architecture, big farmers market, and of course, the Christmas Market.
In December, we learned the framing was complete and the windows had been installed. Because we receive weekly email updates from our builder with progress updates, we hadn’t gone to see our house at all. Before our December visit, pictured below, we had only seen our empty lot. So, needless to say, seeing a big, complete structure was a shock! When we pulled up to our lot, here’s what we saw:
I was teary-eyed the entire time we walked through our house, because there is just something so special to me about our entire journey toward becoming homeowners in Minnesota.
A lot has happened since December, when these photos were taken. Soon, Ben and I will be stopping by to see the latest update: drywall, flooring, cabinetry, and a few other odds and ends! It’s coming along!12