the farmhouse.

last week we found the perfect rental house–a little brick farmhouse out in the country!
::what i’m most excited about::
* its less than 10minutes from our church

* i love living in the country, i’m glad to go back to it!
* its $80 cheaper than the rent we pay now–for our 1bedroom student-housing apartment!

* 2bedrooms–one for us, one for baby

* hardwood floors!
* a real, not student-sized, kitchen
* a DISHWASHER!
* a screened in porch and a little mudroom
* a laundry room! no more saving quarters!!
* a fenced in backyard
* lots and lots of windows

our landlord, a local farmer, is renting it to us a little cheaper than he normally would, since we’re a ministry family. he doesn’t have any problem or charge extra for us having our kitties there { which means ralph&waldo are coming home to us soon!}. most importantly, the house is vacant right now, and he’s going to let us move our stuff in gradually throughout the month and not start paying rent until august 1, our official move-in date! that is going to be a HUGE help to us, with me being so.very.pregnant!

every sunday and wednesday afternoon this month we’re going to go by and move things in and unpack as we can. today we set up some furniture for the porch, and cleaned and cleaned the house so it will be all ready for us to move more things in.

i’m so glad to have this extra month to get the house ready–i wasn’t sure if i would have time to completely unpack and decorate { and freeze meals, and find a pediatrician, and learn to swaddle, and learn to cloth diaper…and probably learn a hundred other things i haven’t thought of yet! } before the baby comes, but with this extra month and the 6weeks that i’ll have off work before my due date, i should have plenty of time to get us settled!

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(and why we are moving, in case you are wondering)
we currently live an hour from our church–way too far to drive 2x a week or more, and we don’t like being so far away from the community we’re ministering to. with me becoming a stay at home mom soon, and B transitioning to all online classes for his last few before graduating, there is really no reason for us to stay in louisville past my last day of work { july 22! hurrah!}. B does still need to find another part-time job nearby the church–he’s going to be bivocational–so please keep us in your prayers that he will find something soon.

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this house is such a blessing.
i never would’ve thought we could afford to live in an actual house or that i would be able to have a nursery for the baby or that i would be able to Stay Home with the baby! …and there are so many other smaller things i know that probably sound so silly to others but that are huge to me. 

i keep thinking about those verses in matthew–If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! {Matthew 7:11} and So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. {Matthew 6:31-33}. 

even though God did say No (or, at least, Wait) to what we had asked for earlier this summer, that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t plan to take care of us–and its good to see evidence of that, already!

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  1. i can't wait to take them~!! i want the house to be all decorated and pretty (and clean! lol) so i'll probably post some up in august, after we completely move =)

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  2. i can't wait to take them~!! i want the house to be all decorated and pretty (and clean! lol) so i'll probably post some up in august, after we completely move =)

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