Sunday, November 04, 2012

Gratitude: Day 4

We bought a house.


We have lived in Michigan for 2 years now, and we are finally getting into a home.  We thought we might be in this apartment for 6 months, maybe a year.  I really wouldn't have guessed we'd live here for 2 years.  And now, we're moving!

When I get thinking about all the people we've met while we've lived here, I see that we were supposed to be here.  Especially when I think about our dear, sweet downstairs neighbor, Mr. Cooper.  Mr. Cooper has been like a grandfather for the girls, and he's been a wonderful neighbor.  If he bakes himself a pie, he gives us half of it.  He won me right then and there.  But he also loves sitting outside and watching the girls play.  He makes sure to have a box of chocolates in his cabinet because he knows the girls like to sneak one out.  He's just a good, good man.  And we'll miss him.  But, bonus!  We're moving less than 2 miles away!  So we can come back often. 

But this post isn't about all that.  This post is about BUYING A HOUSE!  We are so beyond thrilled to be moving into a bigger place.  A place with 4 bedrooms (That means a guest room, folks!  Come visit us!), a basement, a 2 car garage, and glorious, glorious counter space in the kitchen.  We will finally be able to unpack everything we brought with us, and everything will have a place to go.  And we will get our piano back! 

I'm so so SO grateful that we are finally here.  It's a time for much rejoicing!  And many! many! exclamation points!


Phil and Nicole said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting!!!

Celeste said...


Elizabeth Glenn said...

SO excited for you! Let me know when you get it all finished, I'll be wanting a tour ;)