Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Moving!



We have been in Childress for FIVE years next month!  This is the only town our kids know!  Cole was only 2 when we moved here.  He is now 7!  Natalie was 5 months, and Katy has born here in Childress!

Now to add to our amazing life here, we are MOVING!  It's an awesome story...so bear with me please!

In October, I was visiting my sister in Frisco.  I noticed that a house with land was on a local real estate website.  For some reason, I felt impelled to send the link to Justin.  We joked about how nice it would be, but there was no way we could afford it.  When i got home, we looked at it again and decided to look at it.  It had sparked our interest.

The house is twice the size of our first home here in Childress...and 3 times the size of our first home in Vernon!  That was a nice start.  When we walked out the back yard to look at the land, we were awestruck.  A storm was developing from the Northwest and moving east.  It happened right before our  eyes.  THAT moment i KNEW we wanted that house.

We decided to find out just how much we would be approved for financially.  To our surprise...we approved!  To make matters even more amazing, the owners of the house (an elderly couple), wanted a house on the edge of town with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a garage.  That fit our home description exactly!  Over the next month or so we submitted offers, prayed...and finally...right before Christmas...our offer was accepted and we accepted theirs.  Essentially...we are swapping houses!

The process has been LONG (it is now March 5th and we close today), grueling (we had to completely redo our shower and they had to redo woodwork and the porch) and tiresome.  HOWEVER, I KNOW  God has been a part of every step.  We close today and begin moving on Friday!!

Justin and I grew up visiting our grandparents farms and dreaming of our own.   We will now be the proud owners of a 4 bedroom 4 bath house with 130 acres!!  We will lease the land for a while with the intention of one day putting our own fencing and cattle out there.  I want chickens and a garden as well.    It is only about 1-2 miles north of town.  It is PERFECT...not to far...not to close.  The house DOES need to be updated...and we won't be able to do a lot at first, but it's ok.  This is a new life for us!  We both can't wait for our kiddos to grow up with hard work ethics and country living!!!

Thanks for reading!  Stay tuned for fun happenings at the Pierce Farm!!

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