Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall is here!!


This past weekend our Sunday School class met up at a local pumpkin patch. It was so fun, but definitely a cool, crisp day...and a little windy.

Miss Ruby
Molly and Ruby wondering about in the pumpkin patch - I couldn't get any good shots because of the wind.

And here is Ella in her bandanna hat. A friend of mine gave the each of the girls a little picnic basket with some animal crackers, juice, and jello...and a bandanna. As you can see, she just loved it!!
So, other than the weather turning cooler...that we are SO excited about, we are in the process of closing on our house. We are supposed to be out by Oct 18th. We put a deposit down on a rent house close to Wes's office. I get lots of questions about our current situation and never have enough time to go into detail, so I thought I would share just a little....

About 6 months ago, Wes and I both felt a real prompting (that we feel was from God) to put our house up for sale. We talked about a lot of different options and scenarios that could be possibilities, but knew we couldn't pursue anything until our house sold. The home we live in right now is a historical home or let's just say over 100 years old. It has been completely renovated, but still a little unique, so we just felt it would take a while to sell because it would take a specific buyer. WE LOVE THIS HOUSE!! We started a family in this house. We have SO many wonderful memories in this house. So, this whole process has been a little bittersweet. Another, really big deciding factor for us was the fact that when we bought this house, I was working AND we didn't have children. WELL, now I am a stay at home mom (thank you,Lord and Wes!), and we have been blessed with three children in less than 2 years. We are making it just fine by the goodness and sufficiency the Lord provides, but we just realized, we could do with less...less to maintain...and less of a house payment : )...because one thing has become VERY clear to us over the last few months, we should be saving for these 3 precious gifts we have been given and their futures....near and far.

So, that's where we are right now. We are going to rent for a year (maybe longer), place our trust in God's perfect plan for our lives, and wait to see what's in store. I keep telling myself...a house is a house, it's the family that makes it a home. So, my prayer is that where ever we may be, no matter the size or location of our house, it will always be a warm, joyful, loving HOME where God is honored, loved, and worshipped.

Happy Fall, Y'all!!

Keep the Faith,