Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sometimes life just happens...

Life happens sometimes at what seems like the most in opportune times.  always.

So, it all started back in July.  
I went to the Phi Mu National Convention in Pheonix, Arizona for 5 days.  I think I cried everyday because I missed Jamie and Brodie so bad.  I am a sap.  I know!  Ok, really I just worried of what my two boys would be getting into.  Brodie was probably using my pillow as a doggie bed I just know it.

We stayed at The Biltmore.  It was absolutely beautiful.  My lemonade melted walking from my room to the conference room because it was 118 degrees!!  For the love of all that is good this world.  My hair had seen better days.  enough said.

I had the privilege to travel on this trip with the Phi Mu president of the Montevallo chapter, Kathryn.  We became close.  I also taught her not to eat the $15 M&M peanuts out of the room mini fridge.  I treated her to pizza instead :)

While I was on this trip to the hottest part of the US it seemed, I received a call from my office with an agent wanting to show our house.  slight freak out moment happened for sure.  I am not home.  Jamie is in charge...Brodie is loose...choas my be happening without my approval!  
We got a contract on our home.  I negotiated this in the 10 min breaks we had between meetings.  
I wanted to be excited, and cry all at the same time!

We had to find a home and pronto!
Jamie and I thought we found the house we would be in for years to come.  I could already picture our kids riding their bikes down the street.  3 bedroom, 2 bath, formal dining room, 3 car garage, screened in porch, and a full unfinished basement on 3.5 acres in Chelsea.  We were getting a phenomenal deal.

OH, I almost forgot.  2 weeks before we were supposed to move, this happened!!  I'm Pregnant!!  Baby Higdon is on the way come April 2011.  wow.  the timing is impeccable. I took at total of 4 tests just to make sure the first 2 were

We are ecstatic, overwhelmed, elated, overwhelmed, jumping for joy, and did I mention overwhelmed.  lol We are having a baby!!

We soon come to find out 2 days before we were supposed to close on our house that there were title issues on our perfect little family home and that the house was not foreclosed on properly.  It was going to be 6-9 months + before the house would be available for me to apply for a mortgage again.  
For every door the Lord closes, he opens another one.  We are still waiting on that door.  Hopefully it will have huge arrows telling us to open it when it comes around!
So, we moved in with my sweet, and very accommodating parents.   Brodie is even allowed to sleep inside and on the bed!!  We have never had inside pets growing up.  My parents have adjusted to our energetic ball of fur and just want to make life and our stress as easy as possible.

All the while I am still trying to sell real estate.  Enough said on that too.  
This cartoon says it all :)

Brodie has become fond of the HUGE pasture and pond at my parents house.  It is like a serious free for all.  Room to stretch his legs, run until his little heart is content, and leap through the water anytime he wants.  It is doggie heaven.  His little heart can't take anymore happiness!

Can't you just read his mind..."throw the ball again mom!  My tongue hanging out just means I am excited not tired!"

We are still on the hunt for a house, preferably before Baby Higdon comes along.
Patience is truly a virtue.  Through all the tears, excitement, and slight stress, God is always good.  
I guess I can just sum it all up by saying, sometimes life just happens!


Angie Davis said...

glad you put it all down. we are praying!

Shelley said...

Goodness gracious girl. No wonder I haven't seen you lately! I have faith it will all fall into place. Such an exciting excited for you!

P.S. Thought of you the other day. I got a new lens for my camera....I remember talking to you about it (how it was my goal) a while back at the Shocka's house. I broke down and did it! :) It is nothing too fancy but it's good enough. (Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS)

Gina said...

I agree with Angie, I'm glad you wrote it all down. If you are still at your moms when baby Higdon gets here. Baby can come live with me. I have a baby bed. It can go to work with me and when you get a home you can get baby back.maybe.

Sherri said...

Hi! Pure chance brought me to your blog and I've got to say that you seem to have a lot on your plate at the moment, but I love your positive attitude about it all!
I feel your pain about the slowdown in sales - it's tough all over.
And by the way.. Deer TV???? WHAT is that? (i'm in canada and shocked that we do not have such a thing here.) ;P take care.
okay one more thing.. hilarious .. the word verification word right now that I have to type to submit this comment is: 'unpoo' lol

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