Monday, June 18, 2012

As of Lately

I haven't posted many updates on the new house lately.  Honestly, our current house has been for sale for 5+ months and we were beginning to think that maybe we weren't meant to move at all.  We started wrestling with what that reality meant for our family.  I started doubting if God really wanted us to have a larger family.  After all, we really don't have much room to put any other children in our current home. 

But of course, in His perfect timing, we got a bite.  Just as we were about to throw in the towel and say that it wasn't His plan for us, an offer came through.  As of Saturday morning, our house is under Contract!  If all goes well with the inspection, we'll be moving out on July 21st. 

This is how far along the new house is:
They've been taking their sweet time in building it because of our current house situation.  If we were unable to sell our house, then the builder would have to put this one on the market.  Now they don't, so they'll be speeding along.  Originally, we were told it would be done in July.  They are still saying that an end of July closing date is realistic.  We'll see.....
The house has been sided (mostly) and the inside has been sheetrocked.  Cabinets, painting and base molding are next.  Then flooring will go in along with countertops. 
This is the view from the dining room into the den.  My favorite thing about this house is how open everything is, while still keeping rooms seperate.
This is the view into the kitchen.  That random wall will be an island.
The rest of the weekend, Layla and I hung out at home.  We kept the dogs for the weekend, and needless to say, Layla was sooo glad to have Maddox home.
Layla bought Ryan a rocket for Father's Day.  We scooped up a friend's little boy from down the street and shot rockets after dinner on Sunday.  Yes, we are nerds.


  1. As I have sung at Greater Hopewell AME church, "God doesn't always come when you call Him, but He is always right on time." I'm glad you and Ryan are learning to trust Him (just like the rest of us - and by the way, it's an on-going process that will end on the day you step into His presence - so don't worry, there will be plenty of more opportunities!) and that He is confirming His plans for your family to grow! Thank you for watching the dogs.

  2. Yay I am so glad all is going well. Miss you!!!

  3. Yay I am so glad all is going well. Miss you!!!

  4. Your house looks awesome, even unfinished.


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