Monday, October 16, 2006

Blurr of a Weekend

Wow....so much has happened just over the weekend. Friday evening Matt's parents came down to watch the kids for us on Saturday while we went house hunting (thanks Lee and Linda!) We saw around 6 houses in the Mt. Juliet area, and found one that we absolutely wanted. When we walked in we felt like this was home. It had an open floor plan, room for improvements, and had plenty of room for our family of 5. So we prayed about it and considered placing an offer on it. Well, on Sunday we made an offer around 1 pm. It was accepted by 9:30 pm! So we will be home owners around the end of November. We close on our house in Maumelle today (well she closes and then we get the paperwork faxed, ect..) We were so surprised. The house is in a great family neighborhood and has a TON of updates so we figured someone else would offer more and with there being an open house on Sunday, a bidding war. So when we got it , after the shock wore off we praised God because we feel this is where he wants us. It is about the same distance for our families to drive as it is for them to get to the apartment. Mt. Juliet is on the east side of Nashville, near Hermitage (I believe). At the bottom of the post is the web page that has some photos of it. Please understand that she has it decorated SO nicely, We love the decorations and furniture...if only they could leave it! :)


Also this weekend...we had a laundry mishap. If you are going to let your older children help you load clothing into the dryer- please make sure they do not stick anything into the dryers among the clothing. 95% of Riley's winter clothing now have lovely black spots all over them (only about 8 things salvageable). While Ian was being a wonderful helper he placed an ink pad, still in the plastic wrapper, into the dryer while loading the clothes. As frustrating as it was, I am thankful for his help and now Riley gets new clothes! That is one thing the boys love to do- help me. From making dinner to cleaning and doing the laundry, they want to do it to. And I am more than happy to accommodate them! So check your dryers before adding clothing (or better yet check your kids!)

Matt's grandma and cousins are coming down for the day tomorrow. We haven't seen them in long time. We have been up to IN plenty but have not made it over to the KY family at all. We will have to do better about getting over there since L&L don't live there anymore. We are excited to get to spend a little time with them

Please pray for safe travels as Riley and I are heading to AR this weekend for the Race for the Cure in Texarkana. We are meeting up with Marti, Emma, Garrett and Kellie and Isaac Rhine to go walk with Marti's family for Cheryl. Matt is taking the boys to the family camping trip in east TN for the weekend. They should have a ton of fun and I am looking forward to spending time with friends.


http://listings.realtracs.com/MediaDisplay.aspx?ListingID=948201

10 comments:

The Channings said...

Praise God for taking care of you guys and the whole house situation! I LOVE the house, outside and inside. You guys are going to have great space. And you'll have so much fun decorating and making it your own. Congratulations, guys!

Marie said...

Thanks Dee...It is so scary even thought we have prayed about it and left it in God's hands. I guess it is just human nature to worry about it all. The kids will love it and we are SO very excited to get in a home. Apartments are nice when you need them...but I need for the kids to have a yard!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a beautiful house! I'm so excited for you!

By the way, just tonight I was letting my younger 2 guys help me load the dryer--halfway through I realized there were some dry things in the dryer & I didn't understand that...until I realized my youngest was putting in clothes that were on the floor--still dirty!! Glad I could at least tell which ones did not belong & got them out before I dried the rest.

Indie said...

Its beautiful. Congratulations.

Kann said...

What a beautiful house! I am so excited for you! See patience pays off! Can't wait to see how you make it your own!

The Bewleys said...

Congrats! I'm praying everything goes thru without a hitch! Let me know your address as soon as it is official:-)

Krista said...

What a beautiful house!!!! You definitely deserve it. Hope to see you this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Even w/o all the furniture and decor, it's a gorgeous house! Love the hardwood floors! Let me know when you get settled and Maggie and I will come visit. Or if you guys need help moving in, I'm sure we can drive up to help and even bring a few extra helpers w/ us if needed. This should be my last week of work, so hopefully we'll get to visit soon!!! Love you, Kimmie

KellieAnn said...

WOW! It is just beautiful! Hope you can move in soon!

laura bull said...

OH my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh... what a GREAT story! We are so excited for you guys, and the opportunity to start feeling settled again! We'll be praying for the move... as we all know so well that they can be a little crazy at times! Again, praising God for your blessing!