Saturday, March 7, 2009

Spring Forward

We are ready for SPRING!! This winter has just been ruthless, hasn't it? We have definitely been enjoying our little heat wave over the last couple of days. It has been sooooo great to finally get outside without the fear of frostbite!

Spring is by far my favorite season. I just love that the world seems to come alive again. Spring brings a sense of renewal and new beginnings. This spring is especially special for us as we have much to celebrate! Eli will be celebrating his first birthday at home, we will celebrate our first family day, and we will hit that very important milestone in which the scales will tip between the time he lived in Guatemala and the time he has been home.

And, as I have alluded, there are other changes happening for us as well. We are getting ready to put our house on the market! Now, I know most of you are thinking "big whoop!" Well, the big whoop is we are not exactly sure what will come next, but we are planning on some big changes. It is something we have been thinking about for quite awhile, but the time was never right...until now. We have no idea how everything will unfold so right now we are focused on getting our house sold, especially in such an uncertain housing market. Needless to say, this is a very transitional time for us, which is very exciting and also a little scary! But, we have faith that everything will fall into place, knowing that this is our heart's desire.

With that said, we have been busy with projects around the house to get it ready for the market. We have LOTS to do over the next several weeks and we have quickly learned that nothing happens fast with a very busy toddler around!

10 comments:

Heidi said...

Ooooh, Steph! I'm so excited for you! I think change is a very good thing sometimes. Good luck with selling your house!

Jenn said...

I'm glad you guys are finally getting to enjoy the outdoors. Our winter has been shockingly mild, so I am scared to death about what the summer is going to be like.

I will be praying for you guys and your house! Exciting times!

Susie said...

I'll pray that things work out just as you hope they will. You're not packing up and moving to Guatemala are you?

Kim said...

Wow! That is exciting! I hope you get your house sold without too many troubles. Can't wait to see what you will be up to next!

Bobbi said...

No, nothing happnes quickly w/ a toddler!! But, it is great you are enjoying all of these little moments and firsts w/Little Pea!! I can't believe all that is coming up for you.....can't wait to celebrate "with" you!!

Eli, you just get cuter and cuter

Bobbi said...

No, nothing happnes quickly w/ a toddler!! But, it is great you are enjoying all of these little moments and firsts w/Little Pea!! I can't believe all that is coming up for you.....can't wait to celebrate "with" you!!

Eli, you just get cuter and cuter

Sandy said...

Good luck selling your house. It's a great time to buy...low interest rates...so you just might be surprised. Can't wait to hear what you all have up your sleeve next!

Greta Jo said...

Oh-What are you up to? Moving to NJ ;) Best of luck selling your home. I

The gFamily said...

We are excited for Spring here too, and the warm weather we just had was quite the tease!!

Praying for all your transitions and moving process! I can't wait to hear what God has in store for your lives!! Very exciting!!

Beth said...

Big changes! I am excited that you are taking the leap... and you are right, it will all work out.

Do you want me to send you real estate listings for Maine!??! ;-)