Thursday, May 27, 2010

And it starts!

Our realtors came over today, Dick and Linda Filippini. They helped us buy our first house and we have asked them to be our realtors now that we are selling the house.

WAIT. I never even shared the big news! We are Raleigh, NC!! Justin got a new job and has accepted the position at a YMCA in Raleigh as Aquatic Director (also what he has been doing here for the last 4 years). We are really excited about this first I was concerned that we were just convincing ourselves that this would be good but we have continuously prayed that whatever the outcome was from his interviews that we would accept it as what the Lord wanted for us. So here we are, getting ready to move in just 6 short weeks! What a big week that will be...moving to NC, Liam's 1st birthday and Justin starting a new job. Shoo. I feel like it might be emotional.

So anyways...Dick and Linda came over tonight. We love them. I adore them actually. They make the best team and are so honest and so wonderful. Dick said it best tonight...picking a realtor is like picking a bride. There are a lot out there and you definitely don't want to get stuck with the wrong one! We walked through the house, talked about updates we have done, Dick reminded me I needed to sweep out the furnace/water heater area (who does that?!) and promised a visit tomorrow per good weather to take pictures and to have a "For Sale" sign up this weekend. What the what?! Is this really happening?? I have talked for so long about selling our house but now that we are doing it, it makes me a little sad. This was our first house and it is so cute. I love our neighbors and this community here in Germantown. I will miss it for sure but am ready for new adventures. I told a friend tonight (who refuses to belive I am leaving until she sees something in writing haha) that I am most excited about possibly have a really big kitchen. Right now ours is cute and sufficient but I think of something like this and get excited. I know it probably won't happen in our next house...but one day :) A girl can dream right?

Anyways. Here are some of the cute pictures from the waterpark the other day with Liam and Olivia...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Today my life could change forever...

Well, as you can see from my first's been awhile! Not only has Liam been born but he is almost one! I can't believe it...just about 6 more weeks until his first birthday. What the heck happened? Where did the time go?

This past Monday was a day that I knew would change my life. And I knew whatever the outcome was, I would cry. Both would have been a bittersweet kind of cry...the outcome that has resulted though was the one we have prayed for. And we prayed that whatever the the outcome was that we would recognize it as what God wants for us and we would do it. So...we are doing it and I can't wait! As for now, I am not going to say what the change was but I will say that I am not pregnant :) For some reason that is ALWAYS what my friends think when I say I have a surprise or big news, etc.

For now, I will say that I have a lot to do. A lot of meetings, a few trips, and a lot of hugs ahead. Hopefully I can post this weekend about the big news...I am waiting on Justin to do some things on his end first before I break the news.

Let's get back to Liam :) Yesterday was his first day at his daddy's waterpark! Calypso Cove is basically Justin's life in the summer as it is one of the many things he runs and staffs so Liam and I joined our friends Olivia and Anessa and headed over for some fun! Liam LOVED the splash pad and the spouts of water in the zero depth area. Olivia and Liam also love each other. I will for sure post some pictures of their cuteness as soon as I upload them!

As I sit here and write this I am looking around my living room, watching my baby boy play with the dogs and his toys and just think about how blessed Justin and I are. Seriously, I could not have asked for anything more out of a husband, a son, a church community at Sojourn and friends and family. I guess I am feeling sentimental today :)

Off to clean this house. Does the work of a stay at home momma ever end? I think not :)