Monday, August 30, 2010

Getting Settled

I am blogging from our new home!! We have been incredibly busy unpacking and getting settled this past weekend. However, we took yesterday off to rest. It was much needed. We have worked hard, and are still so grateful for this beautiful home. I do know that this is going to be used for ministry, that this home is not ours. We are looking forward to hosting a home group for high school ministry on Wednesdays. I am excited to see how God will use our home for his ministry to love people. I will post pictures soon. Today Camden and I are eating breakfast, watching Elmo, and about to head out for school/work. I also have some recent pix of my boy that are adorable....Mama there are a few with the chin drool just for you! We love you guys.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Deep Breath

Man, we have had quite a week. Through it all I have been claiming this scripture:

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
"So do not be afraid, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen youand help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

"Don't panic, I am with you.
There's no need to fear for I am your God.
I will give you strength, I will help you.
I will hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you."

I love the phrases "uphold you with my righteous right hand" and "firm grip on you" I am so thankful that He has me. That He didn't and won't let go. We went through a little hiccup last week and thought that we lost the house we were buying. I was devastated...we had found such a beautiful home for our family. In the end we knew that God had a firm grip, he was upholding us...He had a the perfect place for us. For two days we scrambled looking for other homes (knowing we had to be out of our current home in a week). Those two days were crazy, but deep down I was excited about this new adventure. Where was He leading us....where did He want us to live. In the end, it was the house we thought had slipped through our fingers. For those two days, with the lack of sleep, the unknowns, and the fact that we had a week until we needed to find another place to live...we were at peace knowing who was in charge. He took us on quite a ride, but I am so glad that He is the driver. So, as we leave this beautiful place here in Copperfield...we look forward to our new home and how God is going to us it and our family for His glory.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Results are in....

Looks like we are going into negotiations over a few small items, but we SOLD OUR HOME! I will keep you posted, but it looks like we close on August 30th....who wants to help pack? God has taught me through this journey and at times I didn't really act the way He wanted me to. I was so focused on what I wanted and not living by faith. I am getting ready to start a bible study on Esther and read through it last night. She was an incredible woman who lived by faith. I want to be more like her and just step out, not knowing what He has in store. As for now, we are so thankful to have a roof over our head. Excited about this new adventure....


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

14 days...

So tomorrow will be fourteen days since we signed the contract to sell our house. The buyer had 14 days to either accept of decline the purchase of our home according to the contract. We have had every test run, appraisal, and estimates and haven't heard a word. This is not something I have enjoyed....I am being honest. Nothing, no word from the buyer or realtor. I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I don't know what to expect tomorrow....besides an answer. least we will know tomorrow. I have done my best to be patient...I have failed. I don't like the no control, no communication thing. So...keeping my fingers crossed. I am trying to remain calm, cool, and collective and remember who is ultimately in control, which is not me.
Yesterday and today were busy! Camden has moved to one nap a day and to keep him from being fussy in the mornings...we have been running around. Yesterday we went by church, the grocery, and then lunch with mom and Jan. Today we had a playdate with Jordan, lunchdate with the TLS gang and sweet baby Ains, a good 3 hr nap and then another playdate with Sophie, Riley, and Jordan and then dinner at G-ma and Grandaddy's! BUSY~ It has been great.
Tomorrow we have open house for Camden's school. He is in the monkey room with some really good friends. We get to meet his teacher and check out where he will be spending the year. I am so excited. School supplies and backpack are ready to go. He will be missing his first day of school to spend some time with NANA PAM~~ She is coming in this weekend. We can't wait!
Camden has been walking like crazy...I have a video I need to upload. He chooses to walk and crash into everything (busted his lip this morning). He is waving and saying bye-bye, grabs the remote and says "elmo," loves to give kisses, and still enjoys the pool. He is awesome. We also went to the doctor yesterday due to a cough he has had for three weeks. The Dr thinks that it is either teething (lots of drainage from drool) or we have started zyrtec. I am hoping that it is just due to the HUGE molars that are ALL coming in...all four!
Hope you enjoyed the pix. Stef did a great job capturing my sweet boy this morning.

Friday, August 6, 2010

continuing to try and enjoy the journey...

I must admit yesterday was a rough day for me. I am tired. I am not a fan of living in limbo, I don't like change....and I need to know what is happening next. I am just being honest. This last week has been full of inspections, test, and appraisals at our current home. I am just ready to have an answer from the buyer, yes or no. I understand these are all necessary, but I do wish I wasn't put out of our house everytime. I am so fortunate to have my mom and dad just around the corner. They always accept us with open arms, and Camden has a nursery there. I can't complain, I am so fortunate to have a home. Afterall, it is just a place to live, our home is where my family is. So anyway, just venting and please know I believe we are so fortunate, there are just days that are hard. Especially for a girl who enjoys structure and organization and isn't too keen on change.

We should know something by next Wednesday. Our realtor is amazing...I mean, the best. She has taken such great care of us and really tolerates our daily phone calls and questions. She seems to be positive that the buyer wouldnt be going forward with all these tests and such if she wasn't interested. I really believe the windows are going to be an issue. I know that this wil work out according to God's will. So thankful for His direction. I am trying to put my plans and desires behind his!!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

no motivation

fingers crossed....
I have had absolutely no motivation to blog for a while. I don't know if I just feel like when I have a free moment, I just don't want to think hard enough to write down thoughts or if I am coming to an end of my blogging days. I do love to look back and read through where we have been and what I was thinking. I just don't think that I have anything interesting to say, but I do like to blog selfishly, to document our life. So....I don't know what to do. I am in a pickle. This is really not a BIG decision in the grand scheme of things.....I do like how it keeps our family and friends updated too...see really random and skipping around. I don't know...I just feel like if I don't do it 3-5 times a week, I am not a successful blogger.....again just throwing my thoughts out there.

So are some other thoughts. After tomorrow's inspection, we are hoping to have confirmation that we are moving....I have been packing over the last week. We just know that our buyer can withdraw from our contract if she thinks there is too much to repair. So our inspection is at 830 and then the buyer and her team will meet back here at 130 to discuss if they want to continue in the purchase of our home. I must admit, I am really excited about our new home and would be disappointed if this did fall through. I just know that if this is supposed to happen, it will. If this buyer falls through and God intends for us to move, he will provide a way. Speaking of our new home....I have posted a picture above. Now you know why I love it so much?!?!?! Our dear friends are the current owners and they have let us start painting Camden's room and the middle bathroom....another reason I am really attached. I just don't remember having to jump through all these hoops when we bought and sold in Florida.

Camden is hilarious...he is walking more and more. He looks like he may be a little tipsy and he navigates through life these days. We have removed coffee tables and other dangerous objects in case he does fall, which he does ALOT! He is loving the pool, and espcially all the time he gets to spend with friends in the pool. He is saying more and more and I noticed today he really understands what I am saying to him. For example, if you ask him to bring you the Elmo book, he will. If you ask him to give you love, he will (most of the time), if you play peek a boo, he starts saying "boo!" He is so much fun! I just love this little man.

So, we are grateful about where God is taking us. We are open to His call, and hoping that He continues to lead us and we follow obediently.