Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Blogland? I need to come clean…

It’s time for me to come clean. I need to ask for your forgiveness. You see, I haven’t been entirely honest with you over the past few weeks. I haven’t been lying to you, per se, but rather, I have been purposefully withholding pertinent information.

Remember a few weeks back when we got food poisoning? And then Evalyn gave us the worst week we’ve ever had with her while she cut eye teeth?

Well, friends, that is not all that was going on during that week. Other big, big things were happening in our family at the same time.

Clearly, I’m already pregnant, so that takes the #1 automatics guess off the table.

Any other guesses?

Yep! You guessed it.


We bought a house!!

In fact, when I wrote the post about our food poisoning, I mentioned that we were sitting in a meeting when Evan first leaned over to me and told me he wasn’t feeling quite right. That meeting? Was with our realtor where we were putting an offer in on the place we had seen just before. The reason we had the lunch that made us sick in the first place was because we were having a busy day getting ready to go see the house.

And then on the Friday of that week, once we had recovered from that, and were moving on to eye teeth hell, we got word that our offer had been accepted.

It has been a long process since that day, getting everything sorted out and finalized, but now, we’re finally ready to say with confidence that we will be home owners at the end of May.

The house is a fixer-upper, to say the least. I’ll share some before pictures sometime in the near future.

I’m coming to realize that buying a house – especially your first house – is a big deal, folks. A big, big deal. I’m already losing sleep as I spend my nights having nightmares that when we move in we discover that the basement is infested with moles (?) and seeing numbers fly around in my head as we budget for the renovations that we are going to do immediately and those that are going to be saved for in the future.

But, at the same time, we feel so at peace with our decision. Already, even before having the keys in our hands, I can see how God has worked His mighty hand in this whole process – right down to the littlest details. Perhaps that’s another post for another day.

I hope you’ll stick around for the next few months years as we set out on our very first house renovating project. I’m certain there will be ups, downs, laughter, tears, perhaps a small argument or two and many curve balls along the way – and I’ll hopefully be here, documenting it all as we go.


Jackie said...

Aw, shucks! That is SO exciting....congratulations!!!!!! Best wishes as you guys get moved and settled before your little one gets there. And of course, lots and lots of prayers for you as well. It's so exciting to see/feel when it is SO evident that He has his hand in all of it.

Erin said...

How exciting!! Congratulations! We bought our first house last year and I was all kinds of different emotions. Being a homeowner is a wonderful adventure :)

Shannon Dew said...

Congrats homeowner!!!

Liz said...

woo hoo! congrats. :)

This Texas Momma said...

Yay for new homes! I'm so glad that you've found somewhere for your expanding family, and no matter how pink the paint or old the kitchen looks, you will make it a home!

Erica said...

So excited to see pictures!

Taryn said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see pictures.

Sarah-Life is what you make it said...

so exciting! can't wait to see pictures :)

SnoWhite said...

Congratulations!!! Can't wait to see what you do with the place and as you experience the joys (and ... let's be honest, the challenges) of home ownership.

Do you still have the ability to have your chickens? cherries? Is it near where you currently are, or in a different place?

Laura @ My Thoughts-Uninterrupted said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys. I know it has been something you have been wanting and so glad you found the right one. Can't wait to see pictures!

Brittany Ann said...

Congrats! That is so freaking exciting!