Thursday, June 28, 2012

Under Contract

Well the house hunting hasn't been the most fun experience, but we are finally under contract.  We found a home just a few weeks ago that we fell in love with-- it's move in ready and it's the perfect size for our little family, with just a tiny bit of room to grow... not that we necessarily will grow. (Haha!)  This step in the process has me all antsy and anxious!  It's just a waiting game now-- our realtor is getting all the necessary checks and inspections taken care of, and we're just waiting on the final final nod of approval from the bank.  Since this is our 1st home, we know absolutely nothing about buying a home.... and even if we did know what we were doing, there's not a lot that we can do right now.  Just waiting. And praying.  And trying not to get too excited.... just in case.

Things we look forward to most owning our own home:
-A yard for the boys to play in.
-Hayden sleeping in his own room.... Love the boy, but I need some space.
-A kitchen that more than 1 person can fit in.
-Colored walls!! And the seller already has beautiful paint throughout the house.
-Excited for Leeland to transition into his "big boy bed" and the crib will go to Hayden.
-Having people over.  We have on an extremely rare occasion had people over at our apt, but I've just always been embarrassed to hang out here... it's small, and not very pretty.
-The hot tub... yes, the house comes with a hot tub. :)
-Being closer to my family, we currently are about a 30 minute drive from them and when we move, it will be more like 10 minutes.
-A clothesline! Yes, a clothes line.
-Oh! And I almost forgot, a garden!! By the time we're in & settled, it'll be too late or one this year, but next year will be awesome! 

We don't want to count our eggs before they hatch, but we are pretty excited at just the thought of our own place.  We just continue to pray and trust, and know that if it doesn't work, He has a different plan for us.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.
-Philippians 4:6-8