Saturday, July 14, 2007

Our NEW home!!!!

Ok, so it's been a few days and quite a bit has happened so bare with me if this is lengthy.

As many of you know, I sent Michael up here in November of last year to find us a house to live in since I didn't want to travel with all the children. He found us the best house that was for rent at the time for what we wanted to pay. It has been a solid roof over our heads and roomy enough for me to take in a couple of extra kids a week, but not in the best location and it is dated. So, for the past several months I have kept a close eye on houses in the area in the locations that we really like. Well, through a very cool set of circumstances that could only be God we found a house that we really love and it's in a great location. Michael can walk one block and be at work and yet the neighborhood is quiet and very well kept. And not only can we rent for the next couple of years until all our debt is paid off, but we can also buy it from him when were ready (if we wind up staying here...only God knows that) and he will give us some of our rent back as a "gift of equity", which is awesome. The main floor of the house has been totally renuvated and updated and the basement is finished. He is going to split the cost with us for any updating we want to do in the basement, and if we decide to put a fence up and lay a slab in the back yard he'll help with that too. We are so pleased and excited. We move in at the end of the month. I will email all of you with our new address and hopefully our phone number will stay the same. Here are some pictures.
The front of the houseAnother view of the houseThe living room from the front doorThe kitchen

6 comments:

McTigerlily said...

Oh, I love the openness of it. I can't wait to see it and more importantly, get my family-fix when I come to see you in a few weeks! Yippee! I love you all so, so much. So much, my heart could burst.

Aron & Suz said...

wow, it's beautiful! the kitchen is so roomy, i'm sure you are going to love that. the outside it landscaped so lovely, too, and i like the shutters. thanks for sharing this neat story of God's evident hand; your landlord sounds like a dream.

Kim and JD said...

Congrats, I know you are in heaven.... We cant wait to see it in person one day !
Love ya

Andi and Michael said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see the house when we have our "ya" night in Chicago. Love to you - and miss you terribly!

BeBe said...

It just hit me how much the front of your new house looks like our Hoover, AL house. I love it and can't wait for you to move in and continue your journey.

Love ya,
Mom

Mama D said...

Jen, I love it. So happy for you to finally have a "home" that you feel good about. Thanks for the updates and miss you!

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