Friday, November 30, 2007

Long Overdue Update

For those of you who are checking the blog faithfully, so sorry I’ve been MIA. There has been SO much going on and I’m really excited to catch you up!

So, what has been keeping us so busy? We sold our house! We are moving to Ft. Mill! We’ve been talking about this for a long time (since we do so much in Ft. Mill already)
and finally decided to put the house on the market to see what happened. After a couple of months with minimal action, we wondered if we should take the house off the market and stay. So, we decided to give it till November 10th, and if nothing happened we’d take the house off the market and stay in Rock Hill. Wouldn’t ya know, on November 6th we got a great offer and had a contract the next day. I guess God wants us to move. ☺

We’ve now put a contract on our new house, which we are SO excited about! The crazy thing is, we close on both houses on December 21st! Yeah, it’s going to be a busy month!

As for adoption, we’ve turned in ALL the paperwork except one last questionnaire on transracial adoption and our portfolio. I’ve been working furiously on the portfolio, which I’m actually very happy with. Once we turn the questionnaire and portfolio in and have our office visit at the agency, we’ll be eligible! Let’s just say I’ve been singing in my car a lot more lately and dancing on my tippy toes a lot. ☺ We are very excited about all the upcoming changes.

Our new house has a study connected to the master bedroom, which we plan to use as our nursery. Did you hear that? Our nursery!! It’s been really fun to picture what the nursery will look like, and I’ve been looking at cribs online. That is WAY fun! I can hardly wait to get the nursery done!

I can’t even tell you how happy I am. I thank God for the blessings he’s given us even just this past month. He’s gone WAY beyond our expectations with the new house and has really helped me with some great ideas for the portfolio and…wow, I don’t even think I can name all the blessings. Thank you, God.


jimmy ( said...

All of it is very exciting!

If it were me though, I'd be sad about losing the attached study as a study--I love reading rooms. But it works out nicely for you guys.

How does the name thing work with adoption??? It's kind of interesting gaining a child that's already named. I wonder how that parallels the Lord adopting us?

Nikki Godfrey-Hill said...

WOW!!! I have been checking the blog up to 3 times each day for a month wondering what has been going on. WHERE WILL YOU BE IN FORT know where I am!!! I am so excited about the nursery, yippee!

Dotti Patterson said...

This is awesome news. Congrats on the new house. I guess I need to finish your present for the "nursery". Let me know if you are going to have a theme like winnie the pooh or something..... I have lots of miterial for kids.
You are in my Prayers.

Laura Belcher said...

I am so glad to hear about so many positive things happening in your lives. Please keep the blog going. I really enjoy reading what you have to say, and I hope you consider turning it into a book someday. You have an amazing way with words.