Still seems like just yesterday we were counting down the days to our move, and now we’ve been in our new house for a month now. We’re definitely feeling more and more each day that this is our home. It’s actually kind of fascinating how having your own things surrounding you really does make you feel at home. The move itself went smoothly, however we were delayed almost a week from our original closing date, before officially closed. We have a feeling that the bank we were working w/ wasn’t too quick on getting all of the paperwork to their underwriting departments. Just one of those things that no matter how efficient you are on your own end, getting them everything they need, it’s out of your control. BUT, thankfully our dear friends let us stay w/ them for a couple of days after the closing for selling, and we were so grateful for their hospitality. It was actually an unexpected blessing, as all of the new carpet was able to be installed w/out the chaos of unloading U-Haul trucks at the same time.
The kids have all adjusted and transitioned better than we could have even expected. I thought that Rowen would have some trouble sleeping in his new room, but thankfully he didn’t skip a beat. He has continued to sleep through the night, and has had great naps too. (whew!) Ashlyn’s room was never painted, and is a basic “builder beige”… She keeps telling us that she’ll love this house when here room is PINK. Kaylor has become quick friends w/ other kids on our street, so we’re glad for that. One friend is here quite often, and has dinner w/ us. I love opening our home to others, and look forward to our kids & their friends creating fun memories in our house. Our backyard has endless possibilities. We’ve spent so much time outdoors already. Wiffle-ball games, jumbo frisbee, slip-n-slide… It’s great to feel like a kid again, running around bare foot in the grass!
We’re also enjoying that our new location has begun an interesting journey of studying animals.. of sorts.. lol Near an intersection down the road, we’ve seen what we think is either a beaver or woodchuck. The kids are always on the lookout for him. When he’s not around, Ashlyn says “he got hungry and probwy (probably) went to Pizza Hut”… Hmmm, maybe! There has also been a lot of birds of all kinds around. I saw a beautiful, bright, red cardinal on our deck a couple of days ago. Lots of robins, a pair of doves, “the love birds” as we call them, and teeny, tiny birds, maybe sparrows. Our most recent discovery was a ground squirrel that has a home right outside of my office window. He has been named “Butterscotch-Stripey”… I’ll let you guess which one of our children named him 😉
As for Erik & I, we couldn’t be more happy & feeling blessed. Erik says he’s become a morning person (verdict still out on that… hehe… kidding, honey!). Really though, it’s amazing how the shift of how your home sits w/ the sunrise/sunset can impact you! Our master bedroom’s double window faces Southeast, so the sun rises and shines directly into our room. If we had blackening curtains, I’m sure we wouldn’t enjoy it quite as much… but what fun would that be? 🙂
We continue to get settled in, and continuously count our many blessings, and thank the Lord for what He has provided our family. We know that nothing is ours, but only on lend by His grace, and His will. We look forward to so many special memories to be made in our new home. We love welcoming others w/ open arms, to show them love & care that He has shown us.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16