Going Off the Grid for A Few Days…

Today is moving day… but only for my internet connection. The rest of my things will have to wait until tomorrow before they are moved over to the new house.

Since things are crazy with any move, I’m sure you can understand that I may fly off the radar for a few days. {Moving is hard, but with 6 kids? Ey yi yi.}

I haven’t talked much about our upcoming move on here only because I haven’t really had the time to sit down and type it all out.

Last fall, hubby and I started looking at houses. We’ve been renting, but we really wanted to buy – and we wanted it to be our “forever” home. {With our crew, moving is just going to get harder and harder every year they get bigger and accumulate more stuff.}

We scoured the internet for hours at a time, drove by thousands of houses, and made appointments to go inside a few. The problem was, the only houses in our price range were small fixer-uppers. We don’t mind working on a house that will be ours, but we really didn’t want to have to deal with another small house – and certainly not for the rest of our lives. {Someday in the not-so-distant future, we will have 4 teenage boys. A little house + 4 teenage boys? Yikes!} The house we are currently living in is 2 bedrooms plus a loft. There are about 900 square feet of living space. The kitchen is so small that I have to leave the food on the counters, which then allows me nowhere to actually prepare the food. It’s awful. So, when all we were finding in our search for “our” home were little houses, it was getting frustrating.

I mentioned to hubby one evening that we needed to just stop. Stop looking, stop stressing, just let it go for a little while and just pray about it. I happened to talk to my best friend on the phone that same night, and after I told her about all of our house-hunting stress, she replied, “I may know just the house for you…”

That started it all. After that conversation, God started putting all the pieces of the puzzle together for us. Things miraculously fell right into place. We started talking to the owner of the house before we had ever even seen the inside. We were moving on faith.

When we finally did get inside, all I wanted to do was drop to my knees and thank the Lord for his goodness. The house more than fits our needs – and our family. For the first time in my married life, we have room for all our kids – and our stuff. God is so good.

The house isn’t gigantic. It’s 3 bedrooms, but it has a very large unfinished basement. We will build a room down there for Ashley, our oldest, and will then finish off most of the remainder of the basement as a large play room/family room for the kids. The best part of the entire house, though, is the kitchen. Oh. My. Gosh. Counter tops and cupboards galore… and a great big island in the center of it. I can unpack ALL of my pots and pans and get to use them again. I can’t wait.

I have a few posts set to go live while I’m incognito, and I’ll do my best to respond to emails in a timely manner. It’s probably going to be a week or so before I can actually sit down and blog again, so don’t forget about me! Stop by and keep entering the giveaways!

I’ll leave you with a picture of our new house:

 

home sweet home
God is SO good, and I have truly been Blessed Beyond Words.