From Beneath the Boxes…

This is Tiffany Nevil reporting to you from underneath massive piles of packing paper and boxes. He he he he he he he, hi! Look, we’re alive! We moved into the new house without a hitch and things are going great! There have been a few “surprises” here and there with the house, but nothing terrible. We were buried under boxes and packing paper, but I made great progress yesterday. I got both the boys’ rooms unpacked. The kitchen is unpacked enough that we can function. But there are still 10 boxes…big ones, left to unpack.I have no idea how it’s all going to fit….

Right now, I’m actually at my Mom’s house (Thanks Mom!) doing laundry. The breaker box at the house is having an issue and the dryer won’t turn on as a result. But no one has clean pants and I’m pretty sure the general public is not ready for us to walk around with out pants. I don’t think we are interested either. So, I’m really glad my mom lives so close! Additionally, the cable guy can’t make it to the house until NEXT Wednesday. AH! I’m super glad my phone has internet access. Plus, there’s always the library (and my mom’s!)

We have had a lot of confirmation that moving home to St. Louis was the best decision for us. It’s been encouraging to see those things unfold. We are eager and excited for all that God has ahead of us. In the mean time, I hear the washer telling me it is done. Time to throw some laundry in and get the muchkin down for a nap. I might not be back until next week, so until then, keep up with our pics on facebook!


Hope, Deferred

Proverbs 13:12
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.”

Boy, was Solemn ever right. On Wednesday, I had probably the best birthday ever! It was a beautiful and fun day. Jeremy took me shopping and out to lunch, my sweet Cooper was totally precious all day and made sure he bought me a gift that was just from him. We even got awesome news from our lender! Our mortgage went down several thousand dollars and a very large processing fee was waived due to some disability paperwork that went through at the VA for Jeremy. That means our monthly payment went down and our closing costs went down. WAHOO!

Until, yesterday.

Our lender called us to congratulate us on all that good stuff and then break the bad news to us: we can’t close on Friday. We have to wait until Tuesday. Whenever a change like this occurs and your loan is through the VA, you have to wait 3 more days before you can close. BOOOO to red tape!

In the grand scheme of things this is absolutely nothing. What’s a couple more days for an event as big as buying a house? It’s nill. It is a drop in the bucket. But we were SO. EXCITED.

It’s still ok. We are fine and life goes on. It could be way worse. We could’ve been denied! We could have been here and still not found a house. The house we found could’ve been blah instead of wonderful. I’m grateful, but bummed to wait. 

In an effort to perk myself up, I’m trying to think of a fun little project for myself. Make my own headboard? Create some fun things for the boys’ rooms? Hmmm!