Thursday, May 21, 2015

As for me and my house.

Hello everyone! Are you still there? I hope you are.

Ok, here is a story and then some news I wanted to share with you. Something which Greg and I are very thankful for.

When Greg and I were engaged, we almost immediately began discerning on where (or rather which state) we were going to live when we got married. Well, we all know I ended up moving to Minnesota.

We knew we wanted to buy a house in the not-so-distant future. Well, for our first year of marriage, we lived in apartment #1. Then, we thought we had a house and “moved” for a week to temporary apartment #2. Unfortunately (or fortunately?), that house was no bueno, and we moved to apartment #3.

I can’t even begin to tell you about the number of houses we went to look at for the past two and a half years. I forget how many houses we placed offers on and none were accepted.

Well, I am happy to report that after much prayer, too many offers and too many houses, Greg and I are official homeowners!

Here are some first [phone] pictures of our new 1950's home.





I’ll probably share with you later stuff we learned about our faith, about God, marriage, life and the house buying process during this time. But for now, thank you for looking through the pictures and for the many comments and prayers left in past posts where I mention something about our house.

“Holy Spirit You are welcome here. Come flood this place, and fill the atmosphere. Your glory God is what our hearts long for. To be overcome by Your presence Lord. Let us become more aware of your presence. Let us experience the glory of Your goodness.” – K. Jobe.

"...but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

To Him alone be the glory,

Gabby

Friday, May 1, 2015

12 months of dates gift: Date #8 (April)

Dates #1 - #6 , Date #7 (March)

For April, Greg and I decided it would be nice to treat them out for dinner. Why? It's their birthday month! They both have birthdays in April, so this was a must. We are still in the planning stage as to where we will go, so it is going to have to be celebrated in May! We also couldn't do it on their actual birthdays because Keith's Mom already had birthday dinner plans for them. It's OK, though, as long as we keep our promise. ;-)

The folder and instructions.


Happy birthday month, Diana and Keith! We love you! 

Happy May! I hope the weather is a lot nicer this month. Also, if you can, please pray for Greg and I. We are in the process of buying a house, and in a few days, life as we know it might change for the better. We've been praying over this house and over the situation, and we feel at peace (most days, anyway). Even if we do get the house, we still have a long road ahead of us to make it "livable". More updates soon. :-) It's been over a year and a half of looking for "our" house, and this might be it.

Love,
Gabby