Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I made it!

So… its been a rough couple of months. The last I wrote was clear back in August. I was really excited about our house, it was gorgeous, beautiful and bran spanking new! I am sure it still is. I drive by it occasionally and wish it good luck.
1276425_10200608041826327_430676745_oBut… as things work out. It amazes me how much the Lord has our needs and our wants in mind.
I was devastated when Edge Homes told us that they were going to break our contract,  that they would no longer wait for our one credit score to go up 8 points so we would qualify, that they, would retain our substantial building deposit… yep it was a hard time and even as I think of it now, a lump forms in my throat. How was I going to tell my kids that their dream home just fell through our fingers. The house that we had been calling home for the past 6 months was never going to be ours. We had built someone else's home. Even thinking of it now causes tears to run down my cheeks. I wanted to just delete all of the home info on the blog off. Erase this from my memory but...
The bank told us that we would qualify for a loan 20,000 dollars cheaper,  and Brian and I were determined to get our family into our home. so we went to work. looking through the internet for a home that was just right for us. We found an AWESOME realtor. who walked us through countless homes.. lots of dives, but nothing felt like home. We had just about decided on putting an offer in on one, and that day, my friend told me of a house that was coming up for sale across the street, back in our old neighborhood that we loved. (back by the blue house that we lived in 1.5 years ago) We were so excited we ran over and knocked on the door, no one answered, we stalked them. found phone numbers… we finally got a hold of them. Found out that they also had built a home with Edge and their home was going to be finished the first of December. We told them we wanted their home, but they wanted a realtor, which was fine with us. So the day they listed their home October 30th, we walked through and put an offer in. It was excepted, and we told our kids but kept it pretty low key, didn’t tell friends or even family. Until we signed the papers on Dec 6th 2013! yep we got a house!
reesersNow is it our dream home.. its 30,000 dollars cheaper (yay on my pocket book!) Its a fully finished 5 bedroom (in the colors I want? No but I don’t have to build walls) Fenced in back yard (Brian can finally get the Big Dog he has always wanted EEK!)  and its surrounded by people who love us and love my kids! We have friends here. It feels like home!….So Yes it is our dream home, just a different version of our dream home, a better version. I thank the Lord every day for knowing our hearts more than I know my own. Guiding us through tough times so we can know the awesome times… and loving us.

Well. I am back and I intend to be a better blogger this year. I intend to show you our fixer uppers as well as hair do’s as well as some awesome reviews. I hope to show you the neato things our family does. Talk about our hard times, our good times, our fun times! Just let you guys in to our everyday life. be our blog friends! Welcome to 2014!