Hopefully here soon we will be able to start breaking soil for our house deep in the Ozark woods in Thayer, Missouri.  We have cleared the site of the wooded area and are just awaiting the trip home from good ol' Japan back to the states.  We have settled on a one story house on a full basement that will have a little over 2,600 square footage of house/basement.  My husband is also looking into making a cellar for fruits/vegetables to start canning and keeping them for year long produce.
While looking through Pinterest I found this awesome outdoor patio that would look great on the backside of the house plan that is #1 in the running.  It's completely awesome.  We want something that has half a pergola and the other half covered so that when it's raining in Thayer my husband is able to still grill outdoors.  This is ideal with the gorgeous pergola style open beams and would just have to cover half where the grill would be. 
It's pretty exciting to find things over the internet.  I have to go through the internet due to being here in Japan.  There's some awesome things here, but it's way too expensive plus we have a few years until we are actually start building. 

This is our first post for our new website for the building of our ideal house.  My husband is currently stationed in Japan with CE and we are counting the days when we are able to build our dream house.  This will just be our way of thinking out loud and dreaming, which will eventually come off the web and into real life.  Until then, we hope you'll enjoy some of our ideas and lend some of your own. 
Thanks for dropping by!