Today is my third and final day up here in the beautiful North East. I ventured up here, alone, in hopes of finding the perfect house for our, er, little family, which is not such an easy task.
Especially because the cost of housing up here, to me at least, is outrageous compared to what you can get for your $ in the good ol’ Midwest.
Another consideration is that we need to find a house now. Actually, like yesterday. We have sold our house (praise God!!!) and will start packing on the 23rd and out by the 27th. As in June 27th. So we’re sorta gonna be homeless for a bit, until God decides to reveal to us the place He has picked for us. And I just know it’s going to be perfect 🙂
Pray for us that today is the day!
Then the Lord your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. The Lord will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as He delighted in your fathers, if you obey the Lord your God and keep His commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law and turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Did I totally miss something?? You are moving? Wow, I'm not sure where you get all your energy, but bottle it up for me, please.
Love that passage you posted…it encouraged me greatly today and I plan to meditate on it throughout my day.
I will be praying for God to reveal the PERFECT house that He has planned for you.
a Tonggu Momma says
Umm… totally missed this. And e-mail me – where are you exactly? I'll be praying the God finds y'all the perfect home.
Mom to my China Posse says
You have been keeping secrets my friend. I should know when your blog is quiet you have some big things to reveal coming up. lol….. Where exactly are you moving as in what State. Hope you find that perfect house soon.
I do hope that you find the RIGHT HOUSE today…God has something in mind!
Shay Ankerich says
Praying for your precious family! God already has it picked out. Can't wait to see what He does!!! Bless you as you pack and get ready to move!
Praise God that you sold your house in these crazy times! Try to enjoy the house hunting, that is the good part, stressful but exciting. Praying that God's perfect path and plan is evident!
Mamma to 5 says
I hope you find the right house. I have btdt many times and with each addition to our family it gets harder and harder to find the right one. If you need help in the DC area let me know. Praying God leads you to just the right house….
Oh My is right, you are moving again. So happy that you sold your house.
Keep us posted, can't wait to see what God has in store for your family!!!
Where are you moving? Not the DC area by any chance? Let me know if you are, that's where we are and Megan Jurs is too as well.I'll be praying!
wow sounds like another adventure, you are always on the move.
Wow-Moving–A daunting task, but one full of excitement and opportunity for growth (and happiness and laughter and many fond memories!!) I'm up here in CT and love it–all four seasons, great education etc…pricey yes, but it's a great state! 🙂
Congrats on selling your house, esp. in this economy, you def. have God on your side!!
I'll be praying for you and your family,
-Diane (friend from CT)
Wow!! I missed this one too!
OK…the NORTH EAST???? GIRL…seriously, you MUST email me!! lol!
Yeah…the good ol' North Ea$$T! 😉
You know I got you all covered in prayers!!
Uh, yeah, I guess I missed that too! But I think YOU may have forgotten to tell us about it, eh?
I'm here in NJ so if you need any help in the Garden State, just email me and I'm here to help!
Have I mentioned that you should add a SuperWoman T-shirt to Wild Olives…..you certainly could be the poster child for that Tee!
Sending lots of good house vibes your way!
North East? I'm in NJ by the shore and we just paid WAY too much for our new house to fit our family. We move the 24th. AHHHH!!!!! Good luck!
The Lucky Ones says
Since you already have a home in Him, I have no doubt that the right house will find its way to you. (Just the same, I'll say a prayer that you and your house meet soon!)
The Gang's Momma says
I totally missed that too. Where are you looking to relocate? I have real estate connections to share if the locality is close.
And if it's super close, ya'll need to come swimming in that pretty new pool I posted about last month! 🙂
Let me know if I can help. I got connections, girl 🙂
We are in the Northeast too! 🙂 If you need any help, drop me a line!
Yes, I hope you're moving to NJ! Praying for you today!
Gosh, seems like you JUST moved!!! Praying for the perfect house for your big bunch!
You are moving again? Oh my…I will pray~
I thought I kept up with your blog … but somehow I've missed anything about moving.
Prayers for the perfect home!
Like all the other offers, I'll throw out my offer of help if you happen to be moving to the Pittsburgh area. Whereever you are moving, welcome to the north east! 🙂
That is A LOT! I will be praying for you and your family.
I'll add our neck of the woods to the help-if-you-need-it list … I am in the Baltimore area and spent MAANNNYYY hours researching schools and such when I moved here 2 years ago. Would be happy to help!
mom to Lucas, Vivi, and Sabrina (Jiangxi, 2005)
We live close to the PA turnpike in eastern PA. I too missed which state you are looking at. Prices are down around our area, but I'm sure you are in sticker shock vs midwest. Let me know if you are looking in eastern PA
I guess I missed something…YOU"RE MOVING??? AND your moving so soon???? AND you're moving up to my neck of the
woods:-)????!!!! Wow!! Yes, things are very expensive compared to the midwest and south, but, it is what it is!!! Pray you find 'the house' you feel will be 'home'.
When you get a free minute, I would LOVEat area you're looking in…please send me an email:-).
Girl, I didn't know you were moving again…? Hey, do you bottle your energy cuz, I'd love whatever it is!!! LOL…
I'll be praying you find the perfect home for your precious family!!
Wow…somehow I missed that you were moving, too! Hmmmm…and I thought I was so good at staying plugged in with my Bloggy friends! 🙂
Oh, prayers are most definitely going up for the PERFECT home for your family. (Just look at all fo these posts for you!) I can't wait to see photos of your beautiful new home…I bet you're pretty anxious to see them, yourself!!! 🙂 I know it's going to be wonderful!! Happy packing!
God bless you all!! <><
North East????? New Hampshire? That's where I am at and the house next door is for sale! 🙂 (Although, it might be a tad small!!!) Hey- I'm happy to help if you are landing in NH or northern MA! I've lived here all my life.
Prices are painful when moving from just about anywhere else that isn't New York, LA, or another major city. I'll be praying that you find the right place for you- and quick!
Lost and Found says
Oh no, moving again. Can't wait to hear more
Northeast??!! We're here in central Pennsylvania if you need a Welcome Wagon…or some woolies to boost your wardrobes, LOL!
Seriously, when we were recently househunting, a friend reminded me that the house hunt challenges and tests are a gift from God. Praying that this is the case for your family.
Did I totally miss something?? I know I am blonde but how did I miss that?
Praying for your "HOUSE OF LOVE" to appear ASAP like tomorrow!!!!
I have NO problem being specific!!!LOL!
If the BIG DADDY has already sold your house..HE has a place in mind.
HEY!! Tell CHRIS to put in for MERIDIAN NAS, MS!!!!!
THey all come here and NEVER leave!!
You amaze me my friend!!!! I know you will find the perfect place. I lived in New England for a short time, and loved all it had to offer!!!
Okay, I had no idea you were moving, AGAIN! Where are you moving now? I totally get the whole moving thing being a former military life.
Prayers are with you.
Again?!? I didn't know you even had your house up for sale! You are keeping secrets, or I am just further behind than I thought. 😉
Praise God that you already sold your home. What a relief to have that burden removed. I wish I could help you find a new one… oh, how I love a house hunt!!
Yeah, I'm thinking you owe us all an apology. I mean, really, we are your bestest friends and you didn't even tell us that your house was For Sale and that you were moving closer to most of us. For real, Steph?! Of course, we'll accept your apology and love you just the same but what were you thinking, keeping us all in the dark like that?! (major winkity, wink, wink!!)
I can't believe you are moving again. We're in lil' ole Delaware, which is more "mid" than "north" so I'm thinking your moving to a colder state. Oh well, you'll still be East and we love you over here on the Coast!!
Keep us updated…we love to pray for you and that big old family of yours!!
Hi Stef – first like the others I didn't know you were moving again. Prayers for patience! Moving closer to me? Dayton would be cool. I go to Cinicnnati often.
The passages really hit home with me. My boyfriend an I bought a house and are moving in this weekend…so the past few weekends have been filled with much cleaning. To make this house our home!
Praying that God will reveal the perfect home for your family and plant you right where he wants all of you. If you're headed to eastern PA, give me a hollar – we'd love to help!
Praying for you, Stef…sending much love your way as well…
Ok Stef, it looks like we all missed something so give it up!!
As usual you amaze me. With your new little one coming home soon, a house full all ready, and moving again…wow…how do you do it? Let us know where you are at!!
The Gypsy Mama says
Seriously, didn't you guys just get settled in?
And North East, eh? That's not the same as the East Coast is it? 'Cause if it was, me and my boys would come and see how we could help! Hang in there – moving is pain!
HE will provide the perfect home for you perfect family!
Love and blessings, Kristy
Nicole A. says
I remember when you alluded to moving again, a few months back; didn't realize it was so soon! Congrats on selling your house: what a relief that must be!
We lived in MA, near Boston, for several years, and my brothers and their families now live there. If you're headed that way, let me know, and I can refer you to some nice areas.
It IS pricey up in NE, but it's lovely, and there are so many great places to see and visit, that you never need to really go far away.
All the best,
Nicole A. in OH (also been in MA & PA)
That is so wonderful that you have sold your house- it is not an easy thing to do nowadays.
Looking forward to hearing about you new adventures in the north east!