Forward and onward, that'll be exciting for you to have some more space :) We took the first half summer figuring out and getting everything we need done to apply for the building permit. By the time we got the building permit this past summer, the summer was half over :) After waiting this past winter i'm excited to be working on the part of the house that we'll see - i'm much more confident with house framing than with the foundation pour framing, but now how the foundation comes together is much more clear to me. Enjoy your build too :)