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March 31, 2014

The Part Where I Talk About Blogging:
I feel like blogging is taking a downward spiral.  I don't have nearly as many blogs to read these days and I hardly get any comments so I'm guessing that most of us are just too busy to sit down and type.  But, I'm pressing on...I've been here too long ;)

The Part Where I Talk About Being Busy:
We are busy these days too.  So busy.  Just this week I had four photo shoots and five Etsy orders.  For so long I have wanted some sort of creative outlet for myself and if it earned so money on the side, well that would just be dumb luck a blessing.  I've had so many encouragers the past few months and I feel so SO blessed to stay at home with Georgia but to also have some fun of my own.

The Part Where I Talk About Being Blessed:
I am blessed beyond measure.  A safe home.  A wonderful husband.  A brilliant daughter.  New and old friends.  More than enough.  Abundance.

The Part Where I Talk About Our Future Home:
We also put a contract in to build a DR Horton home (which we've had issues with before).  I'm somewhat excited but there are A LOT of emotions to sort through here.  This is the 5th offer we've put in on a home.  Out of the first 4 I felt really, REALLY good about two of them.  The other two were back ups but I still liked them.  AND, although I felt really good about two, as in, could have been our forever home, it didn't work out.  Clearly my "gut" feeling can't be trusted.  So, #1 I am NOT getting attached to the new build and #2 I wanted an old house so I honestly feel a little iffy about a new one.  So, why am I swayed towards a new build.  #1 The school district for this area is awesome.  The elementary Georgia would go to is just amazing.  It will open in the fall and I just love it and the zoning.  Which, for me, is HUGE. #2 While we had a free lease on the previous house we were trying to buy we had to pay the bills on it.  The electricity bill for that house (2200 sq ft - one story) was $355 in the WINTER and the gas bill was $125!  What the?!  My highest electricity bill in the middle of a Texas summer was $150 and my highest gas bill was previously 50 ish dollars.  So older homes a lot of the times equal HIGH energy bills.  Which I knew, but not THAT high!  Goodness.  And in NO way would I feel ungrateful for living in a new house.  I don't want to come off as needy or pretentious or anything like that.  I've just always "seen" us living in a certain place so I'm trying to change my vision.  (And, I picked a 2 story?! Who am I?!)  And the picture of our choices is super orange-ish.  Not true life color.

The Part Where I Talk About Over Sharing:
Why even mention the housing info above?  Well, because I shared all our housing issues HERE and I shared all our fertility issues HERE so I figured why the heck not.  It's honestly where I am right now so I'm embracing it.

That's my life in a nut shell right now.


Pamela said...

Cute Etsy shop!! Yay for getting that many orders in a week! I may not always comment, but I still read!

Tami said...

I know of feel like blogging has taken a backseat lately- for me and everyone else. But, like you, I don't plan on quitting. I just post when I can and otherwise I don't stress about it. I've been really behind on blog reading but just caught up on your other posts. Girl, I am SO sorry. It sounds like it's been rough and I can't imagine what you are going through. But I love your attitude and your reliance on God. You are so strong, especially with Him by your side. The new house looks awesome. I can't wait to hear more about it!

Lyndsey said...

Ditto with you about blogging - the whole blogosphere has changed a lot since we first started. But that's exciting that you're building - not what I expected from you, ha!

Melanie said...

I think everyone has taken a hit on comments on their blog! I've dealt with the same thing for months now..it's frustrating but I keep going!

stephanie said...

Your blog was one of the first I read when I started my blog. I thought that most blogs were very similar to yours and I enjoyed reading about people's lives. Now all the blogs I used to read are just full of sponsored posts and nothing about their life. I miss how it used to be, so thankful for still sharing about your life! I hope the new house works out for you guys, can't wait to find out!

Megan said...

I'm still reading... and vowing to get better about commenting once again :-) I can't even remember how I happened along your blog back during your pregnancy with Georgia, but I've been reading ever since- your blog is one of my favorites! Good luck with the new house prospect! Was your last house a new build? Oh, and that photo in the bluebonnets is UNREAL!!

Kathy said...

your blog is awesome open and honest, that is one thing that drew me to your blog years ago was your honesty. Love little Georgia, she is so beautiful. Good luck with the new house, sometimes in life we don't understand why things don't work out for us the way we want them to until later and then we are so happy and then we see why our first thoughts weren't the ones that worked out for us in the first place.

Cecilly said...

i never would have thought we'd buy a two story. we always thought they were out of our price range, but we got one hah. i hate walking up and down the stairs esp now with my expanding waistline. but i love our house even though we won't be there forever. it's a quiet area and i feel safe, and i love all of the energy efficient upgrades on new houses.

Megan C said...

I can't believe I'm just know reading this! Did I miss something?! I feel like a bad friend for blog knowing about the house thing. We need to chat! Oh and you are a great blogging inspiration to me.


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