Sunday, November 21, 2010

Moving (Part Two)

Hello again!

I have been absent for a while, because of the whole moving thing. The home inspection did not go as well as we would have liked, there were some major problems (Like a broken hot water heater, and HVAC system -- aka no hot water and no heat, a bad thing in December). The good news is the seller has agreed  to do the repairs.:)  We have the final walk through on the 27th, and God willing everything will be fine.

In the meantime my husband and I are trying to decide where to spend our Thanksgiving holiday. In spite of all the stress in our lives, we have a lot to be thankful  for. Since I don't know if I'll be able to post before the holiday I want to share the things I am thankful for:

1. God's faithfulness
2. My husband for taking care of  most of the packing and real estate stuff
3. A healthy baby
4. Friends who come through for us.
5. A roof over our heads, and food on our table
6. Clean water to drink.
7. Our soon to be new home.
8. Our jobs.
9. The fact that my husband can fix practically anything.
10. Being alive and in good health



Monday, November 8, 2010

Moving (Part One)

My husband and I have been in a frantic search for a house. Our apartment lease is up on the 30th of November, and we simply can not afford to stay here any longer. We had put in two offers over the past week and within two days there were competing bids.  The first house we looked at, and really liked, we could not afford. We were able to buy it, but not to actually live there! The second place was a really nice home in our price range, but the owners couldn't move out until the 17th  of December and my husband and I would have been homeless  for seventeen days!

Finally we have found a home we can afford and move into when our  lease is up. Yay! All we have to do is work out the closing, home inspections, and other little details.

Keep us in your prayers:)


Friday, October 22, 2010

The Journey Begins

I made the leap. Today was my first day as a stay at home wife and mom to be. My little jumper has yet to make her arrival on the scene. For months I have been reading various blogs and exploring websites, trying to get a handle on what it means to be a "sahm". What I did not count on was the urge to simply sit and veg-out ( and I don't mean eating lots of leafy greens). Sure I tidied, and did laundry, but mostly I surfed the web and played solitaire. Yeah that is going to get really old really fast, so I guess I need to put what I have been learning into practice. First things first: Get Organized!

I will be the first to admit that I am not organized at all. There is something within me that rebels at the very notion of constant organization. (I am so the opposite of the hubby -- he has spreadsheets for everything).

If any of you out there in blog land have suggestions, I am Listening!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


This is my first blog post. Ever. I am not sure what this blog will evolve into, if anything. For now I want to concentrate on faith, family, marriage, homemaking, books, writing, and other little things. I will try not to be political, but I can't make any promises.

I am seven months along with our first child. I have been recently diagnosed with  gestational diabetes. I have gone from eating whatever my preggo body craves to a severely restricted diet and checking my blood sugar several times a day. Ouch! My poor little fingers are so sore! For those of you who live with and manage type 1 and type 2 diabetes: I have a new level of respect!

I will be making the transition to stay at home wife and mother later this month. I am scared! Whatever am I going to do with myself all day?

oops! I must scoot time to measure my blood sugar!