Tuesday, December 16, 2008

When it rains it pours . . .

When what rains what pours? You ask. Well, news, that's what is raining and pouring right now. News. Lots of big news. Big news #1 (the biggest news of course) is the news you all know: We added Jesse to our family. But, who knew that we would buy a house FINALLY and so soon after that news! But we have. And that is big news #2. Our offer was accepted today and we are so excited!
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Look at it. It is a gorgeous house. It might even lead you to believe that we are a little (ok, a lot) better off than we are, but that is because we got an impossible price. It was a foreclosure and we paid half of what it appraised for not long ago. A small fortune less than our half-the-size WA all siding house and much much less than any similar house around here. It is rather shocking what we got it for and considering that the bank had several other offers come in at the same time as ours, a bit miraculous.
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It is strange because it is not at ALL what we were looking for. We wanted land or a close commute for Mike. This is neither. What's more, we won't actually be moving in for some time. We will need to do some major clean up first (which, luckily, is EASY when you have a toddler, a newborn and a couple kids being homeschooled). BUT, despite that and a number of very odd things about this house, I feel so so calm and happy and excited. I feel like a number of wacky and accidental things just kept falling (maybe more pushing things) into our favor -- with out us even being aware of them. I really feel like a lot of prayers are being answered in a very round about way by us securing this house which is so far from what we were trying to find.

Who knows, maybe with all this "news" in the air, we will soon be sharing the news that we have actually purchased a vehicle that can fit our entire family. (Yes, sadly and truly ever since Jesse's arrival we have had to drive two cars anywhere we want to go as a family. We need to get crackin' on that).

14 comments:

Melissa, Ryan and Addy said...

That is very exciting news for your family! What a beautiful house, congratulations! In response to your question, yes I am making a blog book. (Although I probably haven't worked on it for about a month) The website that I'm using is blurb.com I have liked it so far. You basically just have to download this free software and then you can start turning all your posts/pictures into a book.

Tia Juana said...

I do not think it is raining where you are - in fact, I do believe the storm has gone on right ahead of you and you have found your treasure at the bottom of a beautiful rainbow (or maybe at the bottom of Mt. BL????)! Congratulations on all your big life changing adventures! Now go buy a car for goodness sake!

Women Afire said...

Wowzas!!!! Now I know where to stay when I come to Utah!!! Beautiful home Nanc - I'm so excited and happy for you!!!! Also - love seeing all the pics of the new baby. AND . . . . I NEED YOUR MAILING ADDRESS! EMAIL ME!!!!!
-marz

Karen said...

Nancy, I am so happy for you! You have a home!!!! When we found our home here, we sort of found it in a round about way. We only wanted to live in Cache county or Box Elder. I think I ended up in the same town you are moving to. I can't tell for sure, but from Tia Juana's comment it is quite possible. Wherever it is the people there will be blessed to have you and your darling little family.

Karen said...

Nancy, maybe this will give you a better idea of where I am.

http://surroundedbyseamonkeys.blogspot.com/2008/09/randomit-is-how-i-feel.html

Bradshaw said...

Congratulations! Jesse is so cute, and your house looks amazing! We are so happy for your cute family, you guys deserve the best.

Susan

Krista said...

So exciting to buy a house! It is gorgeous! It's fun turning your house into a home with all your personal touches (and marks and dents from the kids). Congratulations on all your exciting news!

Rhonda said...

The house is beautiful! I am so happy for your family!

Karen said...

Yes, I would say probably west and much further down the "hill." My e-mail address is surroundedbyseamonkeys@yahoo.com.

Perla said...

its gorgeous! i love the beams on the front and the colors of the house! i can't wait to see it in person. i knew that the lord had something in mind for you and that you would feel good about it when it happened! hurray hurray for happy news!

Sarah said...

How exciting for you. I can't wait to come visit you when you are able to move in. I'm so glad you are here to stay!

Tash said...

wow I have been away fro the blogs
this is great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Madsenfam said...

Nancy....that house is gorgeous!! I am very jealous (I have to admit) of the 3rd car garage!! I'm excited for you guys. I wish I was there to help with your kids! Ashton does too. He's always asking me for an update!!

Mugsy said...

I love it!!!!!!!!!!!

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