Hello friends. I have so much to update soon and no time =) All is well, closing went over like a breeze and we have lots of things in the pipeline right now, more later!
I just wanted to send out a quick post for a friend of ours from college and Campus Outreach, Kira Barcus, she just found out she is in the beginning stages of cancer. She is younger than us, so it always knocks me off my feet when a storm like this just appears.... Please pray for her and read her blog, she is an inspiring young woman. We are praying for you Kira and know that the Lord is once again.... always in control.


i have to remember this

I am so sleep deprived from packing, moving, and getting the house cleaned and ready for the walk thru tomorrow! But, I have to blog today's events! We are officially out of the house, and would you believe those sweet Maid Fairies showed up today and cleaned the house for free?? Gosh, I love them.
We packed all our stuff and moved it into a storage unit right down the street. Would you believe everything we own fits into a 15 x 15 storage unit??? Amazing to me. All we packed with us is some clothes and toys for the kids! We moved in with my inlaws, which I adore. They are like my second parents for real because I met them over 10 years ago! Anyway, they graciously gave up a whole floor of their beautiful home and we all have our own room... even Holly our dog, ha! The kids think this is a blast, they have no idea what's going on... which is good. Only once today did David say, "Mommy.... when is the Tow Truck coming to get our house and move it?" Such a sweet angel, I just gave him a big hug and told him we were going to find another house soon!
We are so grateful for them letting us crash here until Tim gets a job and we get a new house!
The job hunt is good. I will go more into detail later, but he is switching career industries. He has done Sales/ Account Management for 4 years and thinks it's time to really find what he loves. The positive thing about umemployment is that he has really had time to research and figure out what exactly he wants to do. He has found an industry and some leads. We are waiting to see if his #1 pick is going to hire him. We were actually supposed to hear today, but hopefully it will be by the end of the week. So, I'll update about that later hopefully!
But, the best story ever. I had to post before I forgot details.... it was like the grand finale of my next door neighbor, the witch!
So, I hadn't seen her in a few days. I went outside today to start piling boxes up and I see her and this is our convo:
Me: Hey, how ya doin over there?
Witch: Well.... I wish I could say I was doing good
Me: Oh no, sorry to hear that... what's wrong?
Witch: Well.... I died on Tuesday.
Me : blink, blink.
Me: Umm, I'm sorry.. what?
Witch : I died on Tuesday!!! I died!
Me: Okay... so, clearly you're here now talking to me. what's going on?!
Witch: Well... I told Death that I was not ready and I came back.
Me: blink, blink.
Me: And why weren't you ready?
Witch: Because my favorite band is playing next Friday, White Animal, and I am NOT missing it. I told Death that it would have to wait until after that concert.
Me: Wow. Well. Well, i don't know. I am sorry you died. But, I'm glad you are going to be able to see your concert. Um, do you need to see a doctor or something?
Witch: No! I was at the doctor! I had some bad medicine combination ....
(aka... probably a drug overdose, seriously)
Me: Allright, well I've gotta finish packing here. You try and take it easy over there..

Can you believe that ridiculousness? It's just amazing, she thinks she died. And she thinks she had a conversation with "Death." Oh my gosh, I am so emotionally numb right now that I have just laughed. There were some other details I left out, one was that she started taking her clothes off to show me where needles were injected. I told her it wasn't necessary I see them, but hoped she recovered soon. Hahaha, it's kind of funny to think about the new people moving into our house... what their first impression will be. I feel so bad... but, i don't! I am just so happy we sold our home!



Waiting. I wish I had good news to report, but not yet!!! We are getting close to the 1 week mark of closing on our home, close to some job leads that could go through, which makes us closer to putting an offer in on a home. So, we are waiting. Waiting on the Lord to provide these things for us. I guess everyone is waiting on something, really. We just are waiting on really, huge things. I know God is going to provide for us. He is faithful.
Well, my babies are 3 1/2 and 1 1/2. This was the home they were born in and started their life! I wanted some pictures of them together before we moved out. I also am trying to become a better photographer like my hubby =) I love all the pictures I take of them because I am their mommy, ha!



Yes people, we are surviving!! First thanks to everyone who has called to check on us, given us job leads, and most importantly, is praying for our little family.

I have to blog this because the events of our life right now are unbelievable! And if I seem like a basketcase, well.... I probably am =)
In the past 3 weeks,

our house went under contract, since we did "By Owner" we have basically done a crash course on what goes on after you get a contract and getting ready for closing! I figured it wasn't rocket science, but man.... no wonder these realtors go to school, hahaha. We've got it all under control, but lets just say there is a lot of paperwork involved.

Following the house going under contract, we called our realtor and lender to get us set up for the next place we are headed to. We researched over 100 houses and spent one week of crazy house hunting until...

Tim lost his job! We hault house hunting and both start aggressively job- hunting!! He has spent every second busting his tail applying, going to networking events, and meeting with people in other industries outside of his to see if a career change needs to happen. I, at home with the kids, use all facets of my networking to try and help!

Then, we have to start packing because we are moving out in 10 days. The Appraisal and Home Inspection happen and we passed both with flying colors, wahoo!

The past 3 days, Tim has an awesome lead on a job, the house we are in love with is still on the market, and we are days away from leaving this place!! So, our plan is to crash with Tim's parents until he is employed. When that happens, Lord willing we will put an offer on a house and be in there a few weeks later!!

If anything could go according to plan, which nothing does most of the time for us, this is our prayer goals and vision: we will move out around the 2oth, Tim will be working at this place he went to Friday (pray hard), and all be darned if it's right near the house we are in love with!!! So, if it's still on the market we will put an offer in asap. Could all of this really be solved in a month???

Haha, that's why I'm blogging!! We'll see what happens!! It's crazy to go from being so stable to you have no idea what's going on hour by hour! We've been in this house for 4 years and everything has always been super stable.

We had no idea our house would sell so fast, and no idea Tim was going to get laid off all at the same time. It gets so scary when there are children involved, ugh! I truly believe God has bigger and better plans for us. That is what I have to believe at this point! He has our undivided attention. Too bad it takes all this for that to happen sometimes.

Anyway, some good news is right now we have kick butt attitudes, God has provided everything we need, and we really are trusting Proverbs 19:21
Many are the plans of a man's heart, but its the Lords purposes that prevail. Tim and I are closer now than ever and he really knows how to stay calm and under control and lead our family in the midst of chaos. He's unbelievable. I pray that we will continue to praise the Lord not only when we are out of the storm, but right in the spankin middle of it!


Easter Weekend Hoopla

So, here is the annual Easter Bunny picture. Very funny this year to talk to David about what Easter means.... after we hammered out that Santa was not going to be at the egg hunt, we got on the same page. There was also a petting zoo at this Egg Hunt, it made for great entertainment, Mackenzie was not gentle with the baby bunnies so I had to tell her no, and that is the sappy face she gives me. Me and Dave's convo today:
Me: "David, Easter is when we celebrate Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. What do you think about that?"

David: "Jesus loves me, mommy."

Me: "Yes he does sweetheart."

David: "And Jesus takes care of me, and you, and daddy, and kenzie."

Ah, how refreshing to get reminded by my 3 year old that Jesus does take care of us. Precious. I can't help but to feel an adventursome spirit as we are a couple of weeks away from the closing on our home. We are so excited to sell and move into our next home that God has for us. The timing of Tim getting laid off is obviously not ideal, but I love that we completely have to trust him to provide a new job and home for us. And, I know he will.

We both always joke about never wanting life to be boring, monotanous, and easy. So, we are definitely none of those things right now. I love my family, my husband, and the adventure that God has us on.

And more importantly, here is my new little nephew, Joshua (aka little josh). Oh my goodness, he is the cutest! I am such an over the top aunt, and already miss this little dude so much. Congrats Josh and Calley, he is a perfect little angel!

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