Friday, May 25, 2012

Update on the Move!

First, let me apologize about not posting the Hymn and Scripture Challenge last weekend. I unexpectedly went out of town to look for our new house. It was very hard for my husband to do it on his own, so at the last minute we decided that I needed to fly out there to find our new home. It was a hard, hard 5 days but God was evident in so many ways! And my precious mother stayed here with the kids, and I couldn't have gone without her help, prayers, and love. Thank you Mom! I love and appreciate you SO much!

So, our plan of attack on my trip was to first find the area of the town where we wanted to live. As soon as I arrived at the airport, we began driving and looking at different neighborhoods. Then the next morning, we woke up and spent 3 more hours driving ALL over town looking at more neighborhoods. Then at 2 p.m. that day, we met with our realtor. After spending 5 hours with her, we had a few homes we were interested in. The next morning, my hubby went to work, the realtor picked me up at the apartment, and we began house shopping again. I found another home on that trip that hubby had to see. So, that evening after hubby got off work, we met with the realtor again, and went to the 3 homes we loved so that we could see them again. After viewing those 3 homes again, we truly only had one home we felt we wanted to put a contract on BUT we found out that the physicians that owned the home had another physician renting it from them as he had just moved into town and joined their practice. Their rental agreement was for 90 days. Ugh! We knew we couldn't wait 90 days to move and be together as a family again. God knew that too but that evening we put a contract on it anyway. With God all things are possible, right?

Mark 10:27 "Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.'"

The next morning it looked like the contract we put on the house would not go through without lots of counter offers or even a refusal. BUT truly the impossible happened because the contract was accepted "as is" and the renters are moving out immediately to make this close happen quickly. We will be closing on our new home on June 26th. I am in awe of all that God did during my trip. There were SO many things. His plans and ways are perfect, and I was just in awe of Him!!

So, now the craziness really begins. We hopefully will find out today the day that the movers come to pack us up. I also have to figure out how we are going to move all 5 animals across the country. It's going to be a fun and exciting time. Because of all of this, I won't be able to post the Hymn and Scripture Challenge again until July. I pray that you will understand. I hate to temporarily stop the challenge but there are too many things here to do. I pray that you will hang in there and wait patiently for me to resume with that again. I am blessed SO much by the words God gives me for the challenges so I know I will be anxious to start up again too!

Before I leave you today, I wanted to share two photos. This first photo is one I took of our new mailbox. I have LOVED mail since I was a little girl. In the home we are in now, the mailbox was in a community center, and I REALLY missed having a real mailbox. Well, God has blessed me with a beautiful new one at the end of our driveway! I am SO excited about it. I know y'all probably think I am crazy but isn't it a pretty mailbox? :) :)

And here are two different photos of my new craft room/office. I can't wait to get in here and organize. Yes, you will be seeing LOTS of posts about that as I go along too and set up my new space!!!

Thanks for stopping by today, and we would be blessed by your prayers for this moving craziness over the next 4-5 weeks. Thank you all! You are a blessing to me! Enjoy the holiday weekend!


A-M said...

Thankyou Patter for taking the time to share all this with us.
May the packing and move all go smoothly and may your family be truly blessed in your new home.

We will all wait patiently for the Hymn Scripture challenge to continue.

God Bless

NickelNook said...

Oh, Patter!!! I am SO EXCITED for you and your family! Your new mailbox is GORGEOUS, and believe me I understand! I have a big green mailbox at my front door! :o) Your new room is fabulous and I can't wait to see all your crafty goodness moved in! God is SO GOOD!
Don't stress about the Hymn and Scripture Challenge. We'll all be here whenever you're ready!...Nancy :o)

Jonia said...

Wow Patter sounds as though the Lord is working this all out for you and I am so exited for you and your family. Hope you are on my side of the US now. Praying for you as you make this big move.

April said...

Wow Patter that's amazing!!! Happy, happy news. :)

Lim said...

Oh WOW!!! Your new scrap-room and mailbox are GORGEOUS! I can't wait to see the pictures when you have everything organized. I wish you the best with the move.

Anonymous said...

Praise God for all the blessings and answered prayers. Love your new scrap room and mailbox! Will pray for a smooth move. God bless you. Jo4Him

Cindy Coutts said...

Praying for a smooth move. Your mailbox and studio look gorgeous! It doesn't look like you will have to paint even. I can't wait to see more pictures of your beautiful new home.

To move your animals, you have to take them all to the vet first and get a certificate of health as the airlines require it. You can take two of them with you on the flight. If you have a few more trips out there, try to take them one by one with you. It's about $150 for each pet, at least it was when I moved to Cali a little over a year ago. I strongly recommend getting medicine to sedate them a bit. Flying is so hard on them and they're scared too.

Patter Cross said...

Thanks everyone! And LOL Cindy! We are crazy but we are driving all 5 animals across the country. We have already done the vet fun but still don't know how we will physically do it. It's going to be interesting! And I got your sweet e-mail when I was on the trip. I will write back shortly! Blessings,

annieb said...

Congratulations on your new home and esp. the new mailbox. Thank you for your comments on God's blessings on your trip. It will be interesting to hear "the rest of the story" as your ark moves across the country, and watch your new space become reality. Thanks for all that you share...God is blessing it as you've already attested to. Blessings to continue

Angela said...

Best wishes and prayers that everything will go smoothly for you. Such an upheaval, but it looks like it's worth it xx Love the mail box xx

Teresa said...

congrats on new home and your new space is awesome.

Alicia said...

I love the mailbox too! It really is the little blessings isn't it? Can't wait to see your new work space once it's all organized!

Lisa said...

Loved reading this. God is good. We just moved states ourselves so I understand. Hope your move goes well. Blessings to you and your family.

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