Six months ago we sat in an attorney's office and signed away our sweet first home that we loved so much to another couple who were just about to get married. We hoped they were just as excited as we were when we bought that house right before we got married. Doesn't everybody feel that way about your home, especially the 1st home?! It was a great house, cozy (most of the time), really old which made for some interesting "issues", and mainly we just loved it because it was ours!! I think both our families thought we were crazy when we bought it but we did not care. I mean we really LOVED and wanted that house, and it was really special too because it was Hayes' 1st home. But we knew having a 2nd child there wasn't going to be ideal for a few reasons, so we went ahead and put it on the market and it sold. It was exciting and sad altogether. So we moved into our temporary apartment with no plan about the future, just hoping the perfect place would come along. We knew God had a plan for our family and we didn't want it to be our simple minded man-made plan, so we just decided to wait and see what happened.
Yesterday, 6 months and a few days later, we went BACK to that same attorney's office to sign all the papers on our NEW HOME!! This one came along at just the right time for us, and now we are SO thankful for that waiting and wondering period God gave us. I think the waiting time will really make us appreciate it more. We think it's going to be a good house to meet our short term (w/little ones) and long term needs(w/bigger kids.) And, it's right down the street from my old school where I taught which is a huge PLUS b/c now Hayes and new baby boy will be there one day. It needs work on the inside because this one is old too like the last one, which we love and what we wanted because we can make it our own. I took alot of inside pictures last night so we could remember what it all looked like before (lots of carpet, wallpaper, dark paneling, etc.) It's all getting ripped out today! So we are planning to move in after Christmas if all goes as planned!!
So there will be very little Christmas decorating for us this year, except the small tree my mom sent back w/us for our apartment. But really I am grateful for that even though that sounds sad! This pregnancy and chasing Hayes 24/7, and moving in 4 weeks has me as wrapped up as I need to be and I don't think I could deal with boxes of decorations here at this tiny apartment. Next year though!
Other BIG news (for us anyway...) Our baby BOY (still catches me off guard to say that) finally has a name!! We have thought and thought and thought and finally are making it official. His name will be JAMES WATSON KENNEDY, and we will call him WATSON. James is Nathan's first name, and Watson is from my side. So both sides mixed together makes one name for this baby. Nathan constantly tells me I have a hard time pulling the trigger on anything, so I'm posting this here so I won't go back and change it once we're at the hospital!!
Hope everyone is having a good December so far. Only 3 1/2 weeks until Christmas!