This is it!

Yay!!! We’ve found it! **sigh** This house is absolutly perfect! The Lord has truly blessed us with something so amazing! I really don’t know what to say about this house other than it’s perfect! Adam and I are so excited about everything. We spent 2 hours in their offices signing paperwork for the agreement and will be back in their offices March 28 to close!! Keep us in your prayers that we may continue to make the right decisions and for the Lord to continue to guide us the way He wants us to go!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” -Proverbs 3:5-6


New Aunt and Uncle!

Yay!! Adam and I are new Aunt’s and Uncle’s! Michael’s wife, Dawn, had their new little baby, Parks Devan Tyburski 2 days ago! He’s so cute already! They will be coming down in May for a visit and I can’t wait to see them! They also have a little daughter named Avery and she is a cutie too! Here’s to new family!

Stop asking “Why?” and Start asking “What?”

So we’ve got some news…I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s bad news, but it’s shocking news. Our plan B house didn’t end up working out. Everything fell out from under us. I mean, we thought we definatly had this one…we met with the homeowners (who seemed like very nice, honest, christian people), we already picked out the new fixtures we were going to put up, and we even had it down to the paint colors they were going to paint on the walls before we moved in. We thought we had it.

The Lord definatly threw us a curve ball when we got the call from Adam’s Uncle last night at about 9 or so telling us that the deal fell through. It turns out that the owners are in debt and set the price of the house too low, so there was no way they could afford that. I am really sad this house is not going to work and I feel really bad for the homeowners because I know they just want to sell it to get it off their hands, but I told myself “this is just the Lord telling us that this house wasn’t right for us, and He’s got something better in store for us”.

Our pastor (Pastor Steven from Elevation) preached a sermon one Sunday about how we need to stop asking “Why?” and start asking “What?” when certain situations happen. In other words, Adam and I could sit around and be asking “why did this happen to us, why did it have to happen a 2nd time, why are you doing this to us Lord?”, but instead we have chose to take this opportunity to start asking “what are you trying to teach us Lord, what are we suppose to learn from this?”.

I truly believe the Lord has His hand on this house hunting thing and that He is in total and complete control over everything. I mean He has definatly showed it by closing two doors on two houses in the same neighborhood. So, we’re basically back to square one! This has definatly been a roller coaster ride (and a very exciting one).

“Thank you Lord for being in control over everything we do. Thank you for keeping us from something that may happen in that neighborhood or in those houses in the future. Lord, I ask that you reveal to Adam and I what you are trying to teach us through this process. I pray that we would continue to remain strong in our faith and that we would continue to trust in you through this process. We love you and praise you! In your name I pray, Amen.”

Plan B isn’t always worse than Plan A!

Well, our plan A house didn’t work out. It was a good thing, and it definatly was a God thing. The Lord was and still is looking out for us! We decided to rescind our offer on the first house simply because we did not feel the other sides were being honest with us and we just felt like we were being “pushed around”.

We are currently looking at our 2nd pick that is in the same neighborhood. We have an appointment to go to the house to meet with the sellers tomorrow afternoon. Please keep praying for guidence and wisdom through all this and that we ultimately make the right decision! Thank you all for all your support and prayers through this process, we could not do it without you!

More details to come….

A Diamond in the Ruff

Yes, it has been a very long time since I’ve posted, but I’m here now! Well, a lot of things have happened and we are very excited! Recently we found out our apartment rent was going up and Adam and I did not like that at all. We really didn’t like the idea of renting and throwing our money away, so we decided to start looking for our first house. Monday, we sent an email to Adam’s Uncle who’s a realtor and by Friday we were looking at our first houses. Looking for a house can be very emotional! We thought we had found something Friday, but I wasn’t completely sold on it (I didn’t have that feeling), I also said that night that I really think there is a diamond in the rough out there somewhere and we had just not found it yet.

Saturday was a completely different story. We had a couple of houses to look at and the last house we looked at was a WINNER! Adam and I definatly had that feeling of “this is it” as soon as we walked in the front door. It is a beautiful remodeled home that is in a very established and appealing neighborhood. I believe that it is absolutly PERFECT for us. So, to make a long story short, we decided to make an offer on it because we knew it would be gone very fast! Come to find out, there was already an offer on it by other potential buyers. BUMMER! But, we decided to at least give it a chance and make an offer…well, Saturday night we faxed the offer in and we won’t know until probably Monday afternoon if the sellers have accepted it or not. The other potential buyers could counter our offer in which case we would back out of it. This house is definately the “diamond in the ruff” I was talking about and Adam and I are praying hard that everything will work out to our advantage.

We also need all the prayer we can get because I truly believe in the power of prayer and everything that it can do. Please pray that if is God’s will that we have this house we would continue to have the wisdom we need in making our decisions; if it is not His will, pray that He would clearly close the door and that we would understand. We definatly want Him to be glorified throughout this process and it is our promise that He will be glorified through everything we do and everything we have. We are very excited about all this and hopefully we will have some good news Monday or Tuesday! We’ll see!

Psalm 37:4
“Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.”