What We’re Building: Jen’s Week In Review

What We're Building: Jen's Week In Review

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! It’s been a short (but fun) week for me. Paul and I took a quick trip to Charleston, SC over the weekend.

Three nights away + no kids = HAPPY PARENTS


One of the things I love about Charleston is the architecture. There is definitely a Charleston style when it comes to homes. We took a stroll on Sunday morning from our hotel down to the Battery. It’s such a beautiful walk because you can see the private homes up and down King Street.



Such a pretty place.


And I’m convinced the hydrangeas (my most favorite flower) grow wild.



Paul and I have a buddy from Virginia Tech who has settled down in Charleston. He’s been building custom homes and doing renovations for the last several years. We had an opportunity to view one of the homes he’s building on John’s Island. This is the view from the back deck…


The house is only in the frame stage.


But the views!


Always fun seeing how homes are built in different parts of the country!

NDI Crab Day

Paul and I arrived home Monday night, and on Tuesday we had our annual NDI Crab Day. This is a yearly event, and it is my favorite day of the year.

We hop on a bus and head to Annapolis, MD.


And then we get on a boat and head over to St. Michael’s, MD.


And we pick these little guys for a couple of hours…


The Crab Claw in St. Michael’s has been hosting us since 1993. They do a great job.


The crabs were awesome (meaty!) and the beer was cold. But most of all, we just enjoyed hanging out with each other.


And look who joined us! Carolyn was one of Dad’s first employees. She worked for him until 1998 when she and her husband, Jay (pictured with her), moved to Alabama.


Jay wore his Crab Day t-shirt from 1996. How awesome is that!




Don’t worry! We’ve been having fun but we’re still building! Getting several homes ready to settle over the next few weeks, and we have two new projects starting. Both are in Alexandria but one is in Fairfax County and the other is the City of Alexandria. Stay tuned for updates on those!

I’d be amiss if I didn’t mention the terrible tragedies in Orlando over the weekend and earlier this week. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Lane Graves who was tragically taken from them while vacationing at Disney World. As a parent of two small children, I can’t imagine the pain they are experiencing.

We also pray for the families of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. We also pray for our nation’s leaders. May they find the answers that will keep this country safe for us all.


Dream Big. Build Smart.

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