Friday, November 8, 2013

A Place to Lay our Heads!

12 Grouper Loop, Hampton, VA
     It is hard to believe we sold our house and everything in it that didn't fit in our Honda Odyssey almost 2 months ago! We have been so blessed to never go one night wondering where we were going to lay our heads! Since my husband is commission only sales, I am a stay at home mom and we have 5 children our rental options were severely limited! We had to pay cash for the the whole year up front plus 2 months security deposit at our rental home but Praise the Lord for His provision! We tried to find some cheaper homes that would be only $1,000/month in a neighborhood that didn't have beer bottles on the ground and people standing around. For that price range we were going to have to cut out square feet. We applied for a home that was only 846 sqft. we were denied because in the state of Virginia each person in a bedroom needs at least 50sqft each. The realtor took us to a few more houses and brought his measuring tape to measure the rooms..... lol. All the while we were staying in my sisters house which is only 800sqft.....we told the realtors this world is not our home and we didn't care for a big home.....but God had different plans once again! We were blessed to find a townhouse that is pretty much new with all the appliances included =). We got the keys yesterday but we are waiting on the power guys to come turn everything on =).  My sweet husband even took us furniture shopping last night =)
The boys are getting a bunk bed with a trundle bed on the bottom so they will all have their own mattress to lay on =). We are trusting God to restore our families finances by the time our lease is up at this rental home!
The last two months of our lives remind me of a scripture about our Savior and how he didn't have his own home during his ministry but still had peace and never murmured against God.
And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
Praise God for a place to lay our heads!!!!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Decently and In Order: My sisters bedroom Before and After

 When we first got to my sisters house this is what her room looked liked. It was the cleanest room in her apartment by far...then when we came back in a few weeks it was the messiest. I didn't get a picture of it though because my OCD husband started stacking and pushing everything against the =)
She had some silver and pink things in her room already and so I decided to get her a throw blanket, bed skirt, curtains and an accent pillow from Target to make everything pretty =).
She has a lot of clothes....
She also likes to keep every box from anything she has ever bought......
5 bins full of photos/ keepsakes = insane! When she comes back from out of town I will have her go through each one and evaluate what is really needed. I also found a ton of photos of our life before Christ that need to be burned in the Praise the Lord there was no facebook back then!

I had a hard time finding pink and grey together, so I bought this pillow and then bought a clip-on flower from the girls hair section.
 Since her closet was full of totes room for shoes in there!
 Lots of exercise stuff!
Her Bibles, journals and pens....and then at the bottom are more cards that she cannot get rid of! She has kept every single birthday card from the last 30 years.....Love my sister though =).

 She has a lot of laundry too (3 different categories of dirty clothes)! One is for work clothes, one for "regular" clothes, and one for towels and gym clothes.....I was tempted to buy her one of those pretty laundry dividers...I was also tempted to do her laundry....but we used up all the =).
 The End =)