First off, we have had NO action on our house. Not one showing. zip. zilch. nada.
I am wondering if this is a sign that it's just not the right time for us to move (as much as I would LOVE to.) Now normally, I would just let it sit on the market and wait for a buyer to eventually come along. However, our plan was to try for another baby in the next few months and I need more space before said baby arrives. Like, it's not an option. Either we have more space or I might go a little crazy ;) SO, we are going to pray that if we haven't heard anything by a certain date (in the very near future) that we will take it off the market and add a bonus room to our house. We will use it as a playroom/family room type thing. This obviously will not solve all of our space issues with this house but it will help some. It will help make this house work for us for maybe a couple more years till we try to sell again. And I'm planning on re-decorating if we stay as well. I am just way over my current decor, earthtone colors and all. I'm ready to freshen things up!
I think the Lord may be teaching me a lesson in contentment. We don't need to move, we just want to.
(this picture is crap because my battery was dying...I think.)
The truth is, we have a nice, 3 year old home that has everything we need even if it doesn't have all the space we want for our growing family. We are so very blessed. I am able to stay home which has always been a dream of mine. We are able to comfortably make our mortgage payments every month. We have everything we need and a lot of things we want. And don't get me wrong, I didn't want to move so that we could buy a huge, beautiful, expensive home so we could 'keep up with the Jones' or be house-poor like so many people are. My main requirement was more space. I had this dream of finding a home with lots of space that was a bit of a fixer (maybe even a little ugly) and me and Jeff would turn it into a beautiful home together. I got caught up in how fun it would be to take a home that was a little 'rough around the edges' and make it a beautiful place for us to call home for a long time. But, maybe that is not what the Lord has in mind.
(like the uh...spider web? Just keepin' it real, peeps!)Maybe He wants us to stay in this house for a bit longer. And if that is what we are supposed to do, even though that is not what I want, I am ok with that.
Next thing on the updating agenda...my little man :)
He will be 2 next month and I cannot believe how fast the past 2 years have flown by!
He has been such a bog boy lately. He is doing amazing with potty training. We have nearly no accidents at home. I keep his potty in the living room for easy access and he tells me when he has to go (if he needs help getting his pants down) or he goes on his own. This weekend I was brave enough to take him out and about in underwear and he did great! I had to remember to take him potty often since I was worried that he might not tell me when he had to go. We stayed dry the whole time, I was so excited! He still wears diapers for nap and bedtime, of course. And I haven't been brave enough to take him to church in underwear yet but I need to just bite the bullet on that. I will just have to pack a change of clothes for if he has an accident.
He is always amazing me with how much he loves learning. He's known every letter of the alphabet for a while now but now he has moved on to numbers (recognizing them,) shapes, colors and whatever else I show him!
He totally loves Buzz and Woody and goes crazy when he sees anything with them on it. He watches Toy Story and he is always talking to people about "Buzz eee (and) Woody" He even has Buzz & Woody underwear ;)
Next...I have planted a few things that are sprouting in my window sill.
So far I have red & yellow peppers, strawberries and dwarf sunflowers. I am procrastinating about planting my tomatoes :-/ And I have a few herbs I want to plant too. I need to get going on that!
I just want to say that we are so very thankful for everyone that has been praying for us lately. We appreciate it more than you know. We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from great friends, family and our amazing church family. Please continue to pray for God's protection and for wisdom.
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