I love this sweet face (even if he has spaghetti still on his mouth).
Do you remember last post when I told you that we saw a house right after I had gotten done praying about 'where the heck are we going to live?!'.
Well, that house is the house. We went and saw it a couple Tuesdays ago and were very impressed. It is an older home that was redone and then the owners had to move across the country. One thing after another has shown us this is the house God wanted us to live in:
We never even saw it because it was out of our price range until I prayed asking God to please show me where we should live.
The sellers lowered the price $25K the DAY we went to look at it, which meant it was now in our price range!! The new price hadn't even been reflected on the internet yet, so we put an offer in on the new price which wasn't even advertised yet. They accepted our price leaving us with enough left over to help us do some baby-proofing on the decks, stairs, redneck pool, etc.
Anyways so the past 3 weeks have been CRAZY, unscheduled and loud! We took a trip to Orange Beach, Alabama to see the beach and some hot air balloons.
I LOVE HOT AIR BALLOONS!
Ben's mom came with us
We closed on our old house leaving us officially homeless. I moved in with my parents with N, while the buyer of our old house allowed Ben to stay there another week so he could get to work. (All of our stuff was already in the POD so there was no way I was staying in an empty house with an 11 month old.
Visiting with Pop-Pop
N and my mom's pug
In the meantime we've played with cousins a lot, had an early birthday party and spent time with friends we haven't been able to see in a long time. Its been a good time, but I'm over it. My parent's house, while a huge blessing to be able to stay here, is so loud, busy, crazy! I'm ready to be home.
We have missed having our husband/dad with us terribly! I am SO incredibly ready to live under the same roof with him again.
N and his cousins on his new truck
Today we found out we have closing scheduled for Friday!!! I have spent a lot of time praying over this. Friday will be 3 weeks since we applied for our mortgage, so its wonderful if it goes through then. Pray with me that we will be able to get in our new home then.
N and Lola.
Without further adieu - our new home. (This video was taken to show my mom while she was on vacation in Italy, ignore my silly commentary and stair counting... I wanted her to get the full effect, hah! If you care enough, its a long video... 8 minutes :)
My favorite parts of the house:
On 6 acres
10 minutes from work (HALLELUIAH!!!!)
4 decks!!! A private deck off the master. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
I have really prayed this house can be a house that will help us serve the Lord, build lasting relationships with neighbors and friends, have family visit and grow our family. I am so excited to see what the Lord has in store for us!
If you watched the video, it does have a few quirks: A-frame, interesting staircase, no formal dining room, laundry off a hallway... but I'm okay handling those for everything else. We definitely have some growing to do! :)
June 2012 trip to Orange Beach :)