I have a confession to make. I really didn't want this house. I thought it would be too small. I felt badly for Nicole because she has a to share a bathroom with the boys, and she's always had her own bathroom (well, except for the year we spent in the RV with 1 bathroom!). I can't explain it, but I just couldn't get excited about it. It wasn't that I didn't have a peace about it being the right place for us - I just didn't think I would like it. But now that we are here - I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! I had been praying the whole time that if it was not God's will that He would put a block in the way (which is really easy to do these days in this housing market!), and I was very surprised when we actually closed. It just goes to show, God knows what we need WAY better than we do! The first morning we woke up here I had a joy I can't even explain. The next morning was the same thing! And that 2nd morning Tim said he wanted to go around the house with all six of us, room to room, and pray over each room that it would be a blessing to all who entered, etc. It was such a special prayer time for all of us. Very cool!
So a little over a week later brings me today. My mom's 80th birthday! My parents and sister drove up to celebrate (and to see our new digs), and we just had the BEST time together! I'm so grateful for my family! Here are some pictures from the event. The first is of mom skyping with my brother, Dan. The 2nd is of the birthday girl just looking cute . The next pictures are self explanatory (well, with the exception of the cat - yes we obtained a kitten a few weeks ago - isn't she the cutest?!):
On top of all this, when we sold our house and went on the road 3 years ago, we were on a TV show called Daytime where they interviewed us about the whole experience right before we left. Well just this week, the producer contacted me and said they were wanting to do a follow up segment "where are they now"? with us, so we are scheduled to be on their show on Sept 18th. Well, maybe we'll just be taped then - I don't think they are a live show. Anyway, I'll keep you posted on that!
Thanks to all who prayed for us and have been such a blessing to us. We are eternally grateful. God bless!