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SHE SAID YES

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Ok, so we got lazy on updates, but for good reason. Amy and I spent the last couple months planning our wedding. On May 5th Amy and I said our I do’s. The wedding was at The Carneros in Napa Valley, Ca. We couldn’t have asked for a better weekend and the amazing group of friends and family that joined us. Check out the pics here.

For the modernist fans out there, Amy and I highly recommend a trip to The Carneros Inn. www.thecarnerosinn.com. It’s located half way between Napa and Sonoma. The architecture is wonderfully simple and the rooms are incredibly fresh but romantic. Makes for a great getaway.

So now that we are official, we’re officially back to focusing on the house.

THE MODERN

Fort Worth Modern It was a beautiful Saturday morning back in March. An architect friend of mine mentioned a new little neighborhood in Oak Cliff. Kessler Woods Court. A small community dedicated to mid-century modern design. A must see. So that Saturday morning I took Amy to go look at the pretty houses. We were on our way to the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art. The irony is that later on that afternoon we would essentially make the first move toward buying our own piece of modern art in the form of a house.To be quite honest, I didn’t even know Amy liked modern architecture. Upon further inquiry she turned out to be quite the fan as long as it’s not too cold and sterile. I guess that’s why we were both so enamored with Kessler Woods. It’s the mid-century modern approach with a 21st-century flair.So the following day we met with the realtor. Later that week, I made some inquiries with some architectural buddies about budgets. Amy and I ran some numbers. We bounced the idea off a few others and within one month we were under contract and interviewing architects.And I have to hand it to Amy, this was quite possibly the most spontaneous thing she has ever done. I just took her to look at the pretty house. She took it one step farther and called the realtor. Nice job Amy and I love you for it.