We are settled in the apartment. The apartment itself is not too bad and feels kinda cozy. I love having everything in easy access, like our laundry room being right off the kitchen. I also love having the kids always close. We are able to work on attitude problems that have crept up recently. It is hard getting used to be surrounded by people at all times. Rod and I are country folk at heart so being in the middle of a large city is an adjustment.
We have decided to buy a house here. The house prices in this area are more than they are back home but are still pretty reasonable. If we buy a house then we can start working on our debt more aggressively because our monthly payment will be less than rent and hopefully prices will not go down further. I do not think they will in this area since there is a very limited building area and it being so populous with the LDS and their large families 🙂 . We are really excited to be buying a home. It has been a long time since we’ve owned a house and it will be nice to feel like we actually have a home. It will also feel wonderful to know we are settled for a few years. I know that the grandparents want us to move to where they are at (California or Texas) but right now we need to focus on our family and raising our children (smile).
I am sorry that I have not been posting again. With everything that went on recently I was struggling to stay hopeful and to trust the Lord. It felt like we were taking steps backwards and that our future seemed bleak. I still do not know what the future holds but I know that God is good and that our life is in His hands. Our previous pastor used to say that, “If God never blessed us again we would have sufficient reason to praise Him” and that is so true. I so quickly forget all of the ways He has provided for us and all of the many blessings He has poured out on us. God is good all the time, and all the time God is good!