Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Moving On

Last night we got a call at 9:45pm from our landlord. We knew it must be important for him to call us so late, and it was important. He said that he had a family emergency arise and we would need to find another place to live by May 1. He was very apologetic and sorry, and said he had tried all available options, and this was his last resort. It sounds like he will be letting some family members move into his larger house, and he will move in here.

When Martin got off the phone with him, we were shocked. Yet at the same time, we were excited. We have felt ready to move for over a year now, and every day I have scoured craigslist and the newspaper for rentals in the area. None of them have appealed to us, though, and the prices have been so much higher than we've paid. We do feel that this is part of God's plan and we already see God's hand in this. The timing is fast, but it is actually perfect. Next month Martin actually gets an extra paycheck because of how the paydays fall. That will be perfect for a deposit on a place. We have no idea where we are going to live, but our hope is to find a 3 bedroom a little closer to the church.

Moving excites me. I actually LOVE packing. It's like playing a real life game of Tetris to me. Just the thought of packing the boxes makes me smile. (I know, I'm strange) I am actually not scared at all; just wondering what's around the corner. Please keep us in prayer. Ideally we'll find something in the next 2-3 weeks so we can know at least 2 weeks ahead of time where we'll be living and plan accordingly. Fast, I know.

Today is also Tuesday, and last week I posted that I would update everyone on my "2009 health goal." Last week I had lost 4 pounds total (I had originally lost 7 but gained 3 back). Well, I worked hard this past week and lost that 3 pounds again, so my total is back up to 7 pounds total lost. It has been 5 weeks since I started, and it is becoming a little easier to make wise food decisions now. It's becoming more automatic, I guess. ALL I'm doing is counting calories every day, and trying to keep them between 1200-1500. I'm not being perfectionistic about the calories, and that's why I probably could have lost more in the last 5 weeks, but I do like the pace I'm going. I feel like it's more realistic and doable.

So, that's the latest! Off now to take J to the doctor for HIS sinus infection. We were there just last Tuesday with both boys but Jaden was healthy at that appt. This has been an expensive month!


  1. My first thought when I saw your status last night was - "this is just what she's been wanting!" Though the timing adds a challenge, I know that He has the right place for your family! I'm excited to hear about the experience - prayers & hugs :)

  2. Wow that is fast! I think it's funny that you love packing up boxes haha.. Do you also love the UNpacking as well? (ugh!) I'm glad that you both are happy about the whole move. I will be praying that God shows you the perfect new place for your family to live.. I know He will :)