Friday, January 28, 2011

For Sale

Well, alot has gone on in the last few weeks and it's been a whirlwind around here. Too busy to even fill you all in!

You know how I mentioned that we were going to be doing some rearranging and organizing of little bodies to make room for "Nueve"?

Well, Jared was more serious than I thought about that house hunt on the internet.

We've looked at alot of homes in the last few weeks, mostly online, but we have gone to see several. It's great to be able to eliminate certain things and narrow down your choices more easily when your criteria list has grown with each home and your not in the millionare's club yet either! HA! We're all about practicality with the next one!

We love our home and built it with everything we have in our hearts and pray the next owner will love it just as much. We love our location and our neighbors especially! Sniff. Sniff. Maybe we could take them with us?? The children's school and our church are so close. It's been such a big blessing to us over the last 3 1/2 years!

But.... we haven't sold her yet, and if we don't, we are far from miserable and can completely make it work longer here if need be, so we're just resting in the Lord's hands knowing He is far more capable than we to do as He desires in this area. We did officially put her on the market this week and are awaiting our first showing so all my cleaning and running around constantly doesn't seem in vain. YA, this part will be fun huh? I try to remind myself it only takes one buyer and they might just have to look past the legos and the doll babies on the floor to appreciate the bones here. I sense another round of character qualities being instilled into my heart with this chapter in our lives and I also feel it's pain already. I'm a perfectionist at heart, and yet have been blessed with almost 9 children that are ummmm.... not perfectionists. See where I'm going? I'm going to have to work hard, lose sleep, try and be patient with my family, and realize my home's sale is not dependent upon how perfect I can keep it. God is bigger than that! And He might very well desire for us to stay put for awhile longer, and we really are ok with that too.

The market is slow here and so we are throwing her out there now, knowing it could take awhile to even get a bite. Regardless of what happens, it should be interesting and I'm sure we'll see the Lord guide and direct through it all.

I'm going to try and attempt to throw a working link on here for you all to "snoop." The company we're working with came through and took pics this last week for their website, and now we're out there for all to "see." But don't be fooled; you all know we don't live in this picture perfect perfection state 99% of the time!

We'll see what God has in store over the next few months. Meanwhile, please pray I remain focused on Him and don't lose any more marbles. I'm running out!!

our house info: Moorhead, MN. (4 bedrooms, 3 baths) MLS# 2448 Just look for our homes' picture!