Should hopefully finalize the team within a week, but for today, we've at least selected an architect, David Muriello. Very exciting! We'll be meeting with him on Friday to let him take measurements and get started on the initial set of drawings. I think the plan is to let him do the 'dream' version of the house first -- and then look at the budget and see how much we have to cut. :-) David says he's wiling to do multiple revisions, which I really appreciate, as it seems like every day we have a new idea about how to configure the house. We'll try not to make him do too many revisions.
Here's a question you could weigh in on: If you have a second floor and a third floor (converted attic), and you want your bedroom and guest room / office(s) on one floor, and the kids' rooms on another, who would you put up in the attic, and why?
I do realize that a lot of people would put themselves on the same floor with the kids, and put the guest room / office(s) on another floor (which is what Daniel and Anne did), but we've pretty much already decided against that, I think. It just doesn't feel right for us.