Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy New Year!

Wow, it's been a long time since I've blogged...and SOOOOOOOO much has happened!! I have no clue where to begin and if I can remember all that's happened!! I'll try to go through everything - short version!

So, we sold our house! It sold in 10 DAYS!!!!!! How amazing is that? God is sooooo good...we never imagined it would sell that quickly! We were in no rush to buy a home, but we figured since it was a good time to buy, we'd test the market and see if our house would sell. We had a figure in our mind of what we wanted to sell our house for and it's exactly what we got! So, the buyer ended up needing to close on our house within less than 30 days!! So we quickly (VERY quickly) packed up our house and moved in with our parents. In the meantime, we found a house that we fell in love with. We made an offer with a moving date of December 12th. She countered with a moving date of MARCH, but offered several thousand more in seller's assist. We knew we'd be having to live with my family anyways because we closed on our house November 24th. So, we accepted her counter-offer. Three days before we closed on our house, the seller of our new home called and said she could settle in December and would still give us the money for seller assist - as if we were going to close in March!! WOW - what an answer to prayer!! So, since we were so close to December, we moved our closing date to December 19th, everything went VERY smoothly with our mortgage and here we are in our new home!!! That is the VERY quick story :)

We stayed with my parents from November 22nd until December 19th and it actually went very well. They have an entire finished lower lever in their home that is empty, so we basically had it all to ourselves. It was very nice to have that privacy, but also very nice to be near them at the same time...live-in babysitters isn't necessarily a bad thing!! Landon LOVED seeing his uncles and grandparents every day!! It was nice staying with them, but we missed having a place to call our home!

We've been in our new house for a few weeks now. We are still unpacking - it is very hard to get much done during the day with two little ones, but we are slowly making progress. It will be nice once everything is finished. The house doesn't need much work - just making it ours...paint and such. The basement is unfinished and we plan to finish that soon. In the future, we also plan to add on to the second level since it is only a 3 bedroom house right now. But it's perfect for us for the timebeing. Here is a link to my facebook page of pictures before we moved in - click HERE. Once we are more settled and have finished some painting, I will try to post more.

Well, I have missed several things, but Cole is sitting here crying and Landon just woke up and is calling me from his crib! I have so much more I want to write, but will have to save it for another time!! Gotta run!!