Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Updates, much needed...

Well, we are all still alive and kickin, though you wouldn't be able to tell from my blog. Hopefully there are a couple of people out there that are still willing to read up on me to see what's happening and haven't lost ALL faith in my inability to find time for blogging. Man, has life been a slight rollercoaster this past month. Chad, Kennady, and I all made our move to Texas (praise the Lord!), and have been happily and gratefully living with my best friend Elya and her husband John in our new town for the past 3 weeks or so. Thank God for gracious and loving best friends, cuz otherwise, we would seriously be homeless or extremely uncomfortable in a hotel somewhere with no kitchen...bleh! We are so blessed by them.

During our stay, we have been tearing up the A-town roads in hopes of finding a house to make our home. The process has been an up and down one that has taken a little longer than expected, but we think we have come to a conclusion at this point, hence why I have a minute to take to catch you up on all of this. We went under 'option' on a house that turned out to be a lemon that was going to need WAY too much work, time, and money to fix so we passed on that one and decided to tear up the streets again. After seeing about 25 more houses, we had still only found 2 that met our criteria and that we would really consider moving into. A little dishearted, we decided to go to a Parade of Homes that went on last weekend and saw 16 new and beautiful homes in which we really enjoyed ourselves, looking at and seeing different floor plans, and speaking to the builders. When we finished there, we considered the idea of building over a 4-6 month period and were all gun-ho for that. Then, we had a small epiphany. We remembered that one of the houses featured and just finished last week was in our price range and that it was close to meeting the 'everything we wanted' criteria, so we went to see it again. We were awe-struck again and decided to put a bid on it. As of today at 5:30, Chad & I are currently under contract for a beautiful, brand new house that we CANNOT wait to get into! Now, the process is in the hands of the banks and we have a small window of time (potentially 20-45 days, give or take) to hang in there before we finally get to have a HOME of our own again! We are so excited! :)

On another note, the Cozarts took Kennady's 3-month pictures a couple of weekends ago and they turned out SUPER-CUTE! Though, I am having the hardest time choosing which ones I want in what sizes, etc. But, I guess having a photogenic baby is not the 'terrible' thing I make it sound like it is, so really I'm having fun. :)

Today and tomorrow I have dentist meetings and I HATE the dentist. Please pray for me. The amount of work I need done is ridiculous. Turns out pregnancy did not agree with my teeth. Boo.

There really isn't a whole lot more I can think of that I need to say right now, so I hope that someone is out there, reading this blog so that I am more motivated to post in the future, haha. :) Hopefully I will be able to post the cutest and most giggly video ever, featuring miss Kennady soon. She just lights up our lives. :) Goodnight all!


The Kopers said...

Yay for finding a house! I hope the time flies by before you can get settled. I know this whole in-between time gets old really fast! Congrats on the house!

Shaunna said...

Congrats on the house! And what a wonderful best friend you have!! How sweet of her to open up her home to you guys!

And I soooo feel you dentist woes (Obviously!!) Hope things aren't too horrible!!

PS- Hope you and Leah get to meet up and hang out once you get all settled!!

Laura said...

thanks for the update! i've been wondering how the house hunting was going. :)

Jennie said...

Cute blog - congrats on the house!