Finally closing...

We are FINALLY closing on our house!


I am beyond ecstatic!

We thought we would have closed way before now, but if you've ever closed on a house, then you know that you're at the mercy of the underwriters and loan people (whoever they are). And somehow, their timing never seems to be the timing you would prefer. So, for the past -almost- 2 months, we have been staying with my parents...waiting...anxiously for this day. At one time, it looked like we would be closing the week of Collen's due date or possibly the week after that. Here we are at the end of September!

I'm feeling indebted to my parents for taking us in this long. Although, I know they wouldn't have it any other way. Plus, they've been able to see Collen all they want, and when we move, that won't be the case anymore. However, the three of my old getting pretty cramped. Collen, and all 11 pounds of him, takes up the most space! He has more stuff than Jeremy and myself put together. (Tidbit of trivia - Jeremy has more stuff than I do. The man has double the wardrobe that I have!)

We close Wednesday, paint Wednesday and Thursday, and hopefully get everything moved in over the weekend. It'll be so nice to be back home...close to church...close to friends...close to Ayden. I haven't been able to visit his spot while we've been with my parents. I usually visit at least once a week. I don't even know how to feel about bringing Collen along on one of those visits. I hate that the only way our whole family can "be together" is by visiting a memorial park. When I refer to our family, I should be saying, "the four of us" instead of "the three of us." We were three with Ayden, and we're still three with our second child.

Sigh...I digress....

Anyway, we're looking forward to finally being back in our own house, in our own bed. I will definitely miss the pampering that comes with staying with the parents. They've definitely done way too much for us, and I've enjoyed having their company during the day. I love the time I get with Collen, but it's nice to have an adult to conversate with, too. :)

Please pray that the move will go smoothly...all of it. Hoping to be blogging from our new home this time next week!



  1. Yay for you guys! I'm so happy for ya'll! Oh how I hope we will close on a house again one Congrats and can't wait to see pictures!

  2. Congratulations!! I'm so glad this has finally happened. I'm so excited for you!! I'll be praying things go smoothly with the painting and moving and settling in.

  3. I have read your blog since Ayden passed away. When I started reading it I had no idea what was ahead of me. One year ago today while caring for my bff foster daughter, she died of sids. It was something I can not begin to describe. It has been a long year, but I serve a mighty God and He has been so faithful.
    I can not imagine the loss that you experienced and in no way want to minimize, but as the caregiver, I want you to know that it forever changes our lives also.
    Please feel free to contact me at
    God is so faithful.

  4. Glad to hear you're closing on the house!