Sunday, July 26, 2009

Home Again, Home Again..Jiggitty, Jigg..

Ahhh...Home again. After 17 days away...we are home sweet home. For the last 17 days we have been to El Paso, Birmingham, and then Destin.
On July 10th, we headed to El Paso to meet our new little nephew. He is adorable. We instantly fell in love with little Robert William the moment we laid our eyes on him. He is a sweet, sweet boy and it is awesome to have another little Morgan in the family. Tay and Scott graciously hosted our clan at their house with a two week old. Are they brave or what?? We stayed in El Paso for Four days, flying back home on a Monday night.
The next morning, less than 12 hours after coming home from El Paso, we boarded a flight to Birmingham, Alabama. We flew into Birmingham and met with our realtor who showed us 24 houses that I had picked out over the Internet in ONE day. We saw houses from 11am-6:30pm back to back to back. It was a crazy day. We narrowed it down to 8 houses that we viewed again the next day and then narrowed it down to two. Finally after looking at comps in both sections of the neighborhood we realized there was one that was a better deal and had a nice yard for the kids. Unfortunately the offer we got on our house here in the Woodlands, didn't come through. So, we couldn't put an offer on the house we found in Birmingham. Bummer, because last weekend we found out it got a contract. Wahhh... all that work and the house we wanted got taken.
We flew home from Birmingham on Thursday night and left for Destin at 4am Saturday morning. We stayed in Destin for a week and just got home. Have we been busy, or what?? It is nice to be home. However, we are back home to keeping the house clean and leaving for showings. It is crunch time and it is all starting to get a little stressful. I don't know what we will do if we don't sell our house before Gavin is to start school in two weeks. There are no rental homes that feed into the school we want Gavin in and there is only one apartment complex that has NO units available until October. Sooo....I am not sure if I will stay behind with the kiddos until the house sells and Frank will commute back and forth like he did a few years ago...or what. I guess it will depend if we get a contract on our house. If we get a contract on our house and we can put a contract on a house there..then we can pay out of district tuition until we close. But we have to have a set closing date to be able to even pay to get him in school. So, that is where we stand right now. A lot of things up in the air. I really wanted Gavin to start school with the kids there, but every day we don't sell our house it is looking less and less likely. So, time will tell what the immediate future holds.....

9 comments:

The Guess Family said...

I am so sorry your offer fell through! Does Frank's company buy your house after a certain amount of time? I can't imagine the additional stress of planning for Kidergarten.

We looked at 40 houses in 2 days here! I became a master at saying no or maybe within a few steps in the front door!

God certainly blessed us with a great house in an amazing neighborhood. I pray it will all work our for you as well.

britt said...

I'm so sorry the house you found didn't work out...but that just means there is a better one out there for you! Hang in there, your house is adorable & I'm sure it'll be snatched up soon :)

Courtney said...

We have missed you. I know everything is so stressful for you right now. Hang in there and I'm sure that right buyer will walk through your door soon! Hugs mama.

Emily said...

Y'all have been so busy! I'm glad you're back. That stinks about the house situation, but it will all work out. God has everything planned out just right for you, even if it doesn't seem like it right now. I can't wait to see how everything unfolds!

parsonsfamily said...

THinking about you guys so much.... I know only a little bit of the stress you guys are going through but I can't imagine. Praying for the perfect offer....

amanda said...

ugh. i can only imagine how stressful this all is. you guys are definitely in my prayers. and if you ever need a place to hang out during a showing or two...i know just the place!! come over anytime! ;)

Jocelyn said...

MAN... you guys have been busy! 24 houses in ONE day?!? I thought looking at 6 was stressful on me! I'm so sorry that all that work seems to have been in vain.

I will be praying for your family as you work out details and figure out what is best to do for all of you. What a crazy time of life for you guys right now. Try and enjoy some of the last bit of summer vacation with the kiddos... and trust God that He does have perfect timing even though sometimes you're thinking... "seriously... what's going on here?!?" Thinking of you guys.

Mike and Jess Richey said...

Glad you are back! So sorry that the house didn't work. God has a perfect plan for you! Just wait and see! =)

Jenni said...

Ohhh Sister! Praying for you guys!