Time to Have a Blog Again

You know those times in your life when there’s so much going on around you that you’re wondering if you’re really getting it all? The past few months have felt that way. We are in a season of crazy amounts of transition and it’s all so exciting–I just don’t want to miss it. So I’ll write it down. And like 5 people will read it. Ha. (Thanks mom.)

So first of all, we have a one year old. He’s walking, babbling up a storm, teething, opinionated about food & sleep, sweet to the core & a trooper. He has no choice but to be flexible in this family. Lord willing, someday we’ll get another just like him. 😏 After salvation and marriage, he is our greatest blessing (and if he’s listening at all, he knows it)!

Then there’s this tiny detail in life called moving. And it has occupied every hour, bit of energy, dollar and thought we have had in the past 6 months. There was getting our first house ready to go on the market starting way back in May. Then selling in late September. Then going under contract in early October, then deciding against that house, and then yesterday purchasing our dream home. It probably doesn’t look like a dream home to most. You have to squint & channel your inner HGTV nerd & you’ll see it. We are super excited about this fixer upper and will be keeping things up to date here. 

How much work does it need? A lot–mostly elbow grease, paint, new kitchen & bathrooms. No big deal. But where does one live when renovating a whole house at once after one’s house has already sold? In the in between we’ve been very fortunate to stay with my Aunt Dee & Uncle Peter. They have been generous hosts even when our lives are bursting at the seams threatening to overflow into the whole house. But after the in between, where do you go? Answer: daily double [wide].

Ok, it’s not a double-wide but it’s definitely a mobile home of sorts. So we’re doing the crazy “live-out-back-while-you-renovate” thing. (Thanks for the inspiration, Jen Hatmaker.)

Y’all. Things are about to get wild. Please just pray for no asbestos. Kthnxsomuchbye.