Monday, November 29, 2010

Offer accepted!

I guess we haven't posted anything on here about our search for a new place to live yet....  Seeing as how the purchase agreement has been signed, I think it's time!  Once Tim started his new job, we redid our budget and pretty much started looking right away for a place to call home.  At first we were just casually looking, taking our time, seeing what's out there.  Then we discovered we were having twins and we ramped up the search big time.  I am very excited to get a place ready for these babies.  I never really decorated a nursery for Jackson, so I am pretty pumped to do it for the twins :)  

After scouring websites and MLS listings for hours at a time, I would go out and check 'em out during the day.  We basically looked in almost every part of the city.  Frankly, it was a little disappointing.  With what we could afford, there wasn't much out there that we wanted to live in.  But we continued to trust in God that He had a place for our family, a home of our very own. We placed 2 offers on two houses that we didn't get and then we found the "one" on Friday afternoon.  Our counter offer was accepted verbally late last night and everything was signed just this afternoon.  At this point, we are planning to close in December.  The sooner the better!  I am ready to nest!

I cannot wait to finally have a chance to set up a home for my family.  Tim and I have basically felt like we've been in housing transition since we got married (6 years ago) and it's time to establish some roots and settle in.  My heart is ready for this step in a way that I can't adequately describe with words.  I don't think it has truly sunk in yet, that we are actually on our way out of my mom and dad's.  It has been over 18 months since we moved in while we are SO thankful for all they have done for us, we are ready to be on our own again.

This process only took about 2 months up to this point, which I know is VERY short compared to what others have spent, but it sure felt longer.  The Lord has taught us much about His provision in this time and has challenged me to consider where I find the source of my security and contentment.  I stand humbled once again before Him.  He is good, whether you live with your parents or not.

As things begin to unfold, we will update you and soon the postings will probably be all about the challenges of having twins.  With all this housing stuff going, prepping for the twins has taken a back burner, like most everything else.  Time to get cracking on that adventure!

If you happed to be looking for a great realtor, we used a friend of mine from college and she's been fabulous!

Well, I'm to toast God's provision with some sparkling grape juice.  Cheers!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Jackson, in all his cuteness

Trick or Treating.  He loved it once he realized people were going to give him candy at each stop.

Our little lion.

When we tell him that he cannot bring his Lovey, he hides it behind his back.

Dinner time.