Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad!

Thirty-two years ago today, my life was changed forever. Well, I know what you're thinking..."Bobi Ann, you're only 29!" I know, but 32 years ago my parents vowed before God to love each other and stand beside each other until death parts them. I'm so grateful they made those vows and more importantly that they kept them.
Jared & I are so blessed to have 2 sets of parents that have been such a great examples of allowing God to be the center of your marriage. I'm thankful for parents that not only pointed me to Jesus but showed me what it means to sacrifice, compromise and love one another. Happy 32nd Anniversary, Mom & Dad! We love you!

Real Estate Rollercoaster

So, I posted a while back that we were moving to a house that we have built. Fortunately, when we began the process of building we added a contingency to the contract that our house had to sell in order for us to buy the other house. Our house was under contract and I was already packing. Jared & I have both prayed fervently that God would direct our steps and we didn't want to live in the house if it wasn't God's plan.
So, we continue on the Real Estate Rollercoaster...
We were "told" that the contract fell through exactly one week ago and today found out that it has not fallen through. The contract was contingent on inspection which the buyer had done and we've agreed to fix everything they asked. However, the buyer thought she didn't have to buy our house because of what the inspection showed. However, the contract states that if we agreed to fix everything she was legally bound to buy our house. We find ourselves in a precarious situation. We don't want to force anyone to buy our house. However, there has been some "funny" business with the buyer's realtor and we don't want to be taken advantage of just because we're nice.
So, we've been told to consider ourselves still in a binding contract. The buyer was going to be informed today that she was still legally bound to purchase our house. So, we're just riding the Real Estate Rollercoaster to see where it lands us! Please be in prayer that we will be wise and obedient to God's leading in our lives.

If Ever We're Homeless



So, we've got a TON of boxes around our house that we may or may not get to use (that's a different post). So, one of them was especially large and not very practical so I decided to make a house for Kati Ann. She found it quite interesting. The thing she found most fun was showing it off to her daddy.
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This week has been a week of transition as our summer babysitter went back to school but KA doesn't start school until next week. My colleage, Cassie, (our interim grade school minister) had the same dilemma I did so we invited her sweet little girl, Sophia, to come to our house and play so her mom could work.
Kati Ann had so much fun with Sophia. They played, made cookies and had a "lemonade" party. It was such a joy to have Sophia come play. She's such a joy and would have been an amazing big sister if she wasn't the youngest of 3!!
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