Friday, April 8, 2011

Our (hopefully soon to be completed) House!

I thought I would share with you guys what the hubs and I are working on. Ok, mostly he is working on because I spend all my time blogging about it. We're building our house! It's so exciting for us because we moved from Hong Kong and therefore tiny apartments and this is a dream come true. The flat we lived in before we moved to America was 340 square feet, and on the 5th floor. With 2 cats. And no elevator. Going outside was a serious commitment because you had to climb 100 stairs just to get home! So we bought some land in Georgia and I want you to see it!

The first picture you can see them getting the ground sorted to put the house. Basically the house will be in front of the trees where the bulldozers are.The second photo is roughly our view from the house, behind those trees is a nice pond!

I'm so excited about it and even though it's taking longer (surprise!) and costing more (surprise again!) that we initially thought I know it will completely be worth it. A change from Hong Kong, huh?

Hong Kong Skyline

I probably won't get in any formal workouts today, but spent some time this morning clearing land and my back is going to kill in the morning from bending over to pick things up so I don't feel guilty in the slightest!

I'll leave you with 2 food pictures: one that makes me healthy (organic mixed greens and green bean salad with rye crisp bread, Peanut Butter, and grapes) and one that makes me oh-so-happy --strawberry and grape nerds in the cutest little pre-portioned boxes! 
So small that 17 boxes= 1 serving. Right?

Where are some places that you have lived?
South Africa (5 years), Hawaii (10 years), Germany (1 year), Pennsylvania (2 years), England (3 months), New Jersey (2 years), Hong Kong (4 years) and now 2 months so far in Georgia. 

Which foods make you feel healthy, like you're fueling your inner runner?
Hmm...fresh salads, fruit, veggies, healthy carbs like quinoa, sweet potatoes, and brown rice. And PB for the healthy fats, yum!


If you want to see more about the house building and our progress, check out my hubby's great BLOG here. He's the talented one in the family!


  1. Wow, that is crazy all the different places you have lived! I cannot wait to get out of Alaska! Only two more years!

    Your land looks beautiful! I am excited to see it when you are all done!

  2. SO EXCITED for your house!!!! that is awesome and totally splurge-worthy :)

    I have only lived in KY and UT...not so exciting. haha.

    Definitely feel like oranges, spinach, fresh salad, my supplements, etc make me feel like I am being a very healthy runner! haha :) OH and I LOVE PB as well! (hopefully all of the PB m&ms I have been eating lately count!

  3. Your comment on my blog made me smile! A run that is simply "yours" love it!!!

    You will have to keep us all updated with the house construction--looks like a breath taking lot!!

    Food that make me feel healthy are the green ones! Broc & spinach come to mind, apples too. Eggs and PB!! And, twizzlers, wait what?!

  4. Ok, you need to do a post about all those places you have lived-I'm super curious about that!!
    I've lived (so far) in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida & (now) Montana. Who knows where I'm off to next!

  5. I've only ever lived in Alabama. Boring, but I love it here :). Building your house must be so exciting!

  6. Its so cool that you've lived in so many places! I would love to hear more about it!

  7. I can't believe the number of places you've lived! You must be so excited to be settled... I would be too... that view is gorgeous!!

  8. I like to see that PB on there! A girl after my own heart. :) Holy cow, you have lived EVERYWHERE!!! Totally jealous. Someday I will be a world traveler. :)

  9. The number of places you've lived is amazing! Could you pick a favorite?
    I've lived in Kentucky (18 years...ha!), North Carolina (4 years), England (4 months), and Switzerland (my current home sweet home! I've been here for a year and I LOVE it!)

    Mmm...I love fueling my inner runner with sauteed spinach and broccoli, egg-white omelets, whole-wheat bread with low-fat cheese, and lots of APPLES!

  10. I'm very impressed by your "where have you lived" list... South Africa and HK in particular. I'm a born and bred NYer (holla!) but have always had an intense case of wanderlust. I've lived in south Texas (2 years), Kentucky (4 months), Prague, Czech Republic (4 months), and now Washington DC for almost five years. I'm ready to get the hell out of here. I'll be living in London for 2 months in October and am SO.EXCITED. The long-term goal is to move to the UK for some time in 2012/2013, the California (hopefully San Fran!) then eventually move back to New York.

    My husband and I LOVED Hong Kong on our visit and can't wait to return. Just wondering why would you leave such a wonderful city for... Georgia? It's just my bias asking, as I am NOT a fan of the South.