Tuesday, October 6, 2009

October Already?!

Honestly, I don't know how the month of September slipped by me so! One moment it was September(though often feeling like August), floating along so nice and busy like and then the next moment...October! Wow! I am now convinced it is officially Autumn.

We've been busy with school, birthdays and just plain enjoying our time together as a family. We've also been continuing the process of looking for a house. We've had some duds and disappointments. We've had to re-evaluate how much we can really afford and what and where we are willing to look for this house. We have prayed and been frustrated and then...

The Lord has seen fit to have an offer we put out be accepted! Now, we are still in the waiting phase, but this is very hopeful! We actually put the offer in without seeing the house except for pics on the web...a bit of faith stretching. The sellers accepted our offer and now we wait on their bank and the VA's inspections/approval.

Last Wednesday we took a drive out to the house to see if it was really going to be what we wanted. We went with hesitation and excitement all at the same time. When I walked in the door of this two-story, tri-level, 4 bed/3bath home I was so very pleased! It has some carpets that need cleaning and some paint in some rooms with questionable paint tastes, but other wise it is perfect!!! For us anyhow ;-)

Until we are definite..I will wait on posting pics of the house(though I must share that there is a room in there with a built in shelf/desk perfect for my sewing room :-). But let me just leave you with a view of my Little Man as he enjoyed the space and front yard...I think he likes this place :-)

But before I really go....Here are some moments from our last month:

My hubby, Dan, and Rowan enjoying a father/daughter moment. The entire time he was there, she kept her little, chubby hand on his face..very sweet indeed :-)

Here is my girl looking very solemn at me. She enjoys playing on her blanket now...of course she is almost 6 months now...wow!

And here I am with my sweet girl. The camera mesmerizes her ;-) She is a joy to raise and I am so very glad the Lord blessed me with her. And when folks wonder what I was thinking for having another child...I just praise God I was so fortunate as to have His blessing in this area of my life. Even as I struggle from day to day with patience and frustration, with occasional bickering and bad attitudes...the joys that I see and receive each day vastly outweigh such things! Thank you Lord for my children...may I never see them as a burden!

Hopefully I will not be so long in getting back on to write and hopefully there will be good news on the house buying front!

Blessings to my friends!


Keeper of our Home said...

Praise GOD on your offer. Praying that things go smoothly and quickly on the house.

What lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.

~Mrs. M

Keri said...

I can't believe Rowan is six months already! She is adorable. September slipped by me as well. 2009 in general has....

Miss Jen said...

Bless you dear Sommer! :)
Praying that things go
smoothly for your lovely family!!

Love Always~Miss Jen

PatinTenn said...


I am praying that this is the home for you and your family. I know that it has been a long time waiting. But God is good and He will give us more then we could ever do for ourselves.

The baby is just so sweet. Thank you for sharing the pictures. How are the others doing? They them all hello from me and give out hugs for me.

Your friend in Tenn,

Simply Heart And Home said...

God has just the right home for you. I pray you will be finding it soon. {{HUGS}}


Sarah Jane said...

Rowan is getting so big and she is just beautiful - especially her eyes! I enjoyed seeing pictures of you and your husband with her as well. :)

I'm praying hard for you about this house! It sounds so lovely. May God's will be done!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Any more word on the house, Sommer?

fairmaiden said...

Oh my goodness your son has grown so much! Love all those curls. He does look like he likes that yard. And your baby is beautiful<3

Best wishes in home hunting. Remember it all belongs to HIM. And He has a place of rest for you...just ask for it and wait. The homes don't belong to the banks or the owners or buyers, really they belong to HIM. It has helped me to remember this.