Thursday, September 17, 2009

Praise God

As you know from one of my previous posts, Josh and I have been trying to rent out our current house so that we can keep it a little while longer until the market improves. We've had it listed and signs posted for a few weeks now and have had lost of interest but no takers.

We were both starting to stress a bit over needing to find renters since we close on our new house tomorrow morning. I've been praying more frequently about it and trying to remain patient and trust that God would provide us with the renters that we need, and today He answered our prayers and gave us more than we had even hoped for.

Not that long ago, Josh called to tell me that a little old lady was trilled about renting our house. She absolutely loves it. She wants to plant flowers there because she enjoys gardening. She will be moving in the day that we had hoped to have renters by, and she plans on staying there until she dies or her children move her to a nursing home. She said that finding our house was a real blessing for her because she's been having trouble with bad neighbors and our house is in a really nice, quiet neighborhood.

She only had one request...that we paint the final bedroom that needs painting a light yellow....$25.00 for a can of paint, we can definitely handle that!

Josh and I are so excited and releived to know that the financial burden of paying two mortgages has been lifted and to know that God is looking down and taking care of us.

God is Good :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Treat for Out of Town Training

I am going to training in Chicago Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday this coming week, and I thought I deserved a little something special to take with me so I finished up this laptop sleeve that I started a few months ago. It's a quick and easy project that I was able to complete in between packing and moving boxes today while I was off of work.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Baby Gift For Zander

Here are pictures of the diaper bag and matching burp cloths that I made for my former coach at work, Tammy. She adopted Zander about two weeks ago. He is sooo cute and sooooooo tiny. I had the opportunity to hold him at her shower last Sunday. And just so you don't have to ask, my baby fever is still under control. :) I know of plenty of babies to hold and return right now.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Big Exciting News...

Yes that's right....after replacing our windows and replacing our heating and air conditioning system, we're moving!Josh found our new house while surfing the Internet one day. No we weren't really looking to move, but we found a place that fit all of our criteria for a place to stay for a LONG time :)This is the font of the house. You can't see them in this picture, but there are 3 or 4 trees that line the road in front of our house.This is the entry way as you come into the house. This picture was taken from the living room looking toward the entry way.This is the living room. As you can see, it has a fireplace with built in shelves on both sides of the fireplace and nice hard wood floors. It is very spacious.This is a picture of the living room looking the other direction towards the dining room.This is a closer picture of the dining room in the corner it has a small build in desk for your laptop or bills.Here are a few pictures of the kitchen. It has double ovens, gray granite counter tops and newly painted cabinets with an updated tile back splash. We did not request to keep this refrigerator. Josh said that it was noise and it was kind of old and dingy looking so we purchased one at Conn's yesterday during their Labor Day Sale.This is a picture of the bathroom that is close to the dining room, kitchen, laundry room, garage, and what will be Josh's Office (pictured below). His room is one of four bedrooms in the house.
This is the hallway bathroom. It also connects to what will become the guestroom. This is the master bedroom. This is a picture looking into the master bathroom. To the left is the toilet and shower, and to the right is the walk in closet (pictured below).
This is a picture of the covered back patio. Josh and I are hoping to use our patio furniture more often this way since we'll have a shady place to sit. We'll just have to figure out how to keep the mosquitoes away!

Lastly, this is a picture of the back yard. Our house sits on a 1 acre lot. There is both this back yard and there is also a huge side yard.

We are set to close on the 18th of this month, so I am using a little time off of work this week to pack and get ready for the big move! Also, we are trying to find renters for our current house. We want to rent it out by October 1st. Josh made a sign for the front yard that we've gotten several calls off of and a few tours, but no definite renters yet. We're praying for someone to rent soon!