It's official!

We are home owners! We closed on our new home at 5pm this evening, and things couldn't have gone better. We were surprised to find that the sellers had left their (nice) washer and dryer for us, and had renewed our Terminix Bond for another whole year. This is a little thing, but they also cleaned pretty thoroughly and mowed the lawn before leaving, which is a nicety that isn't always done nowadays. Plus, we only had to pay $72 of closing costs, which was about $300 less than we were expecting! Needless to say we couldn't be happier with the way things turned out.

We're relaxing here at the apartment this evening while waiting for our dear friends Stephen & Dara to arrive for a weekend of helping us unpack and do some little jobs around the house (installing new ceiling fan and faucets). We'll sign out of the apartment tomorrow and spend our first real night in our house tomorrow!

Thanks for all the prayers and good wishes - we'll post again soon!


Anne said...

That's wonderful! So great to see how God has provided for y'all - congrats on the new house!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! It sounds like the Lord has provided over and beyond what you were hoping for. What a blessing!!

E said...

Yay! What sweet blessings to start off with in your new home! Too true about the cleaning & the lawn...and the washer & dryer are a huge bonus (especially being nice ones)! I'm partial to my washer & dryer, so I can't imagine parting with them while I'm still loving them like I do. I'm an cleaning appliance dork of the first order!

How wonderful that Stephen & Dara are coming to help - that will, I'm sure, be the sweetest blessing of all to kick start life in your new home! Wish we could be there, too!

Love you guys!

Bruce Judisch said...

"Praise God from whom all blessings flow!" We can't wait to see the new place. Feel free to post more pictures!

Oh, and don't let Collin grab the live instead of the ground, Stephen... :-)

Love, Mom & Dad

Gary and Krissy said...

Congrats, guys! I'm so happy for you! Janelle, I have a wrong email address for you. Could you please send me an email, so I have the correct address? Thanks!!


The Bottolfini's said...

Congratulations! How blessed you were to have such considerate sellers.