Building a house!!
Mike and I get to build our own house! I'm so excited. We are doing it through Mike's mom's work. :) They help get low income families into houses through a program called Mutual Self Help. This is where we actually help build the house. We have to do 15 hours of physical labor a week each, and this labor acts as our down payment. The house is approx. 2900 square feet (including garage). There are a few different floor plans that we can choose from, but the one that we are leaning towards has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. I can't wait to start building! There will be six families building together in Ivins, which is about ten minutes away from where I live now, so when we get to move in we will already know all of our neighbors :) We just have to wait for a few more of the families to get completely qualified, we have to take a few classes and get everything closed, and then we can begin!