Saturday, August 2, 2008

More exciting news!

You are now reading the blog of homeowners!!! After 7 months of looking…yes, 7 MONTHS, we finally found a great townhouse, and Friday afternoon we signed the paperwork. After it was all over Joe and I could hardly believe it!

Throughout the process, Joe and I had some very specific desires, and it was pretty evident that we weren’t going to get any of them. But God continues to provide and we got a house that meets all of our needs AND all of our desires. The first biggie for me was that I wanted someplace close to my office. For 5 years I commuted 1 hour each way to work, spending 10 hours a week in traffic! Now that I have a 1.1 mile commute I wasn’t too eager to give that up. I am so excited that the new place is about 2 blocks from where we currently live, so now my commute is just 1 mile. It’s a 3 bedroom with 2 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms, a huge living room/dining room and a very nice kitchen. It also has a big finished basement. It’s over double the size of where we live now, so we are going to be able to spread out and Ella will have room to roam. She’ll even have a nice big backyard to play in.

We feel so fortunate to have this new place! It’s a foreclosure, so it needs a bit of work, but all in all it’s a nice house that just needs some TLC. Tonight we went and bought the paint for Ella’s room. It’s going to be green…actually it’s “honeydew,” which will go perfect with her pink toile bedspread.

A funny side note, Joe’s lucky number is 7. It is the number he tries to get for softball and baseball, it is used in his email address, and he even has a pocket knife that has #7 engraved on it. The number 7 is also one of the most important and frequently used numbers in the bible. Well, this house was the 7th offer we made. Needless to say we were pretty frustrated by the time this offer came around and I was ready to throw in the towel, but we both think it is interesting how #7 is the one that actually came through. And it came through in the 7th month of us looking. God really does have a sense of humor.

As for an Ella, she isn’t walking yet, but she will stand at the ottoman and stare out with a look on her face that says “I really want to walk out there but I don’t know if I can do it.” We’ll see how brave she gets over the next couple of weeks. Hopefully we’ll have a walker soon.


Paige said...

Congratulations, that is so exciting!

Sara said...

Congrats on your new house! At least you don't have far to move your stuff!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We're excited for you guys, and thanks for all the Ella news... a lot has been happening with her. Just wait for potty "learning". I tried to potty train Gwen in March but she wasn't ready. For whatever reasons, I thought I would give it another whirl this weekend. She is totally motivated to make "yellow" and get pennies to put in her piggy bank. Go figure! Love you guys much!

The Hawthornes said...

We are so excited for you guys. CONGRATULATIONS. Love you.

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Alaina said...

I am going to miss you guys sooooooooo much and don't forget about me over here. Congrats I am so happy for you guys.