Monday, December 08, 2008

Breaking news!

After renting for the last 10 years (single and being married) my husband and I having finally bought a house. It's a 3 bed/1.75 bath, 1,920 sq. ft, 2 story, built in 1951, new windows, paint, countertops, cabinets, fixtures, everything really...3 FIREPLACES! Fenced backyard with FULL SUN (gardening here I come!), comes with ALL appliances (no more hand-washing dishes or picking for quarters to do the laundry, also with a GAS stove). It's one block off of 6th Ave in North Tacoma, very convenient to everything. The seller is a little old widowed lady that's been there for 30 years and is now moving out to be with her family. We made an offer for 5k less, with an amazing interest rate...the owner had another offer from someone in cash, for less, but she still PICKED US! Thank you Jesus!

The closing date is January 8, 2009 so that gives us just enough time to get through the holidays, give our landlord 20 days notice, pack, move and get settled. The new place is less than 3 miles away, so the move will be very minimal, and the great thing is we probably only have enough furniture to fill 2 rooms plus the family room :) We had/have been praying for the right thing to happen (whatever God decides we'll be okay with) and thankfully God had that house picked out especially for us :) At least I'd like to think so, and the whole process has been so easy, we have a great realtor and mortgage advisor working with us.

Go to the link for more info and pics :)

William and Leah's new house

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Favorite Kitchens

This is a picture of half of the kitchen that I used to cook and eat in, at my old studio apartment in Renton during my pre-marriage days :) The landlord had installed the black and white tiled floor which I loved because as you can see a lot of my decor matched perfectly to it.

This is my current kitchen in our apartment in Tacoma. It is pretty small, really only one person (that's me) can cook in here at a time. I love the gas stove, but not the fact that there's not hood or vent! I usually have to put a window fan up on the windowsill to blow all the fumes out of the kitchen. I do like cooking in here, but I do look forward to having a much bigger kitchen in a real house in the near future.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Verse of the moment

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

"To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Don't push me cuz I'm close to the edge...

William says I need to find something to be more productive while sitting in coffee shops with him and he's drawing. There's been this constant force I feel that I'm fighting while sitting here passing time, not being productive, and I really, really want to break through that. You'd think that after a week of 40 hours standing on my feet in a kitchen, that I wouldn't mind sitting and being still. But in that fact, being in constant motion, production and action, my body simply won't let me be still.