Sunday, August 3, 2008

There's No Place Like Home....

We are house hunting.

After 12 years of renting, we are ready to purchase a home.
It'll have to be small and inexpensive, but I'm actually excited about that. I want our first home to leave us with something to look forward to in our next home. Does that make sense? I really want a cute lil starter home, not my dream home right off the bat.

We looked at 5 homes on Wednesday. I liked one. I am the picky one of the two of us. Keith liked the same house, which is amazing. He said he could "see our family" in this house.
But, how could we possibly have found "the" house for us on the first try, right?
Its a good lil house- perfect for us right now. And, the price is perfect for us right now.

We're praying about it. Praying that God give us wisdom in making such a big decision. Praying that we make the decision based on His will for us and our family, not just our wants and desires. Praying that we find the house He has planned for us and that the price is right. Praying that once we do have a house, we use it for His glory. Praying that we have peace and know in our hearts that this is the house we are going to start raising our little girl in.

It's a big, scary decision. But exciting.


R.A.M. head on! said...

well that is really exciting. we will be praying for you guys too! if you guys are on this side of the river and need to go look at houses, see if i am home and i can watch little chloe, so you can tour a little will be my pleasure!

stacey @ happyarewe said...

We've been married 15 years and have never owned our own home. We did things the "hard" way financially - going to college AND having kids leaves you little options for saving up, you know? :) So, I'm excited for your opportunity! Good luck with the house hunting and all the preparations for taking such a big step!

Sarah said...

Ooooh house hunting! Very fun.

I was 19 when we bought our house, now 9 years later, we're still here.

I love it and hate it all the same. I'm ready for something "new".

I wish we'd been a little older/wiser when we purchased. I like what you said about wanting a cute lil starter home to begin with. Smart thinkin' Corie!

Lilypad Mom said...

Good luck with the search, it is scary but exciting. It is definitely possible to find the perfect one right away. I have found with both my condo and then our house that if you walk in and feel at home, can picture your things and your family in it, then you have found your home.

Alexis Jacobs said...

How exciting!!! I can't wait to hear all about what you guys pick. Good luck!