Tuesday, December 11, 2007

We're Expecting....a House!

So, lots of you have asked about the Mueller development that we signed up for last spring. We're still on the list (#66), but as we learn more about it, we are realizing that it may be 2-3 years before our name is called up yonder. We would have to qualify again at that time, so we're worried we may not be so poor by then....:-)

So, we've talked about it alot and prayed about it, and we've decided to find a place to call home in Austin in the meantime. We love fixing things up and can't wait to tear into an old home around here. If we are still meant to live in Mueller, we will be in a position when the time comes to move there. If not, we'll know that we are where we are supposed to be.

I've been amazed at how much house hunting seems to parallel pregnancy--excitement and anxiety are rolled up all together. I've even gotten morning sickness over the thought of this huge commitment! We've been carrying around the dream of owning a house for 6 years, since we were married. But moving every year and a half doesn't really lend itself to home ownership.

Anyway, just thought I'd update my blogging friends on our latest venture. We meet with the mortgage people tomorrow, go house-hunting Thursday and Saturday, and then who knows what happens next? We'll have to throw Christmas in there somewhere! Pray that we make a good decision for our family in the coming years.


Elizabeth said...

Congrats!! I hope you find something you love. I wouldn't want to pay rent for another 2-3 years either!!

Pryncss Briana said...

Congrats on the big decision. Take your time, and you will know when you have the perfect house. We will keep praying for your new adventure. :)

Kim said...

Buying a house is exciting, scary, overwhelming, fun, stressful- all rolled into one. At least it was for me! I'm so excited for you guys, as long as you don't buy a house down any further south than where you live now =)

Robinson Family said...

Good luck! It has been an awesome experience for us (scary at times, bu totally worth it). Can't wait to hear updates on your adventures in house hunting!