After over three years of living in our sweet house, we have finally made it to a point where the majority of the desperately needed home fixes have been finished. Woohoo! Of course, there is always, always, always more to be done, but we feel glad to have completed these things -- mostly without professional help, while living in the space with small children, with very little actual diy know-how and on a very tight budget.
Although we have pretty much replaced or refinished every surface in our home, the rooms that saw the most dramatic changes were the kitchen, livingroom, bathroom and laundry room.
Now if you are wondering, "are they moving?" You are correct! Our house is currently under contract and is scheduled to close on August 13th!
If you want to see some really lovely professional photos of our home, check them out here.
We hope to spend September and October just catching up with family and friends in the Washington and California areas. Then, on to the start of a new chapter in our family's adventures ... for a long while we have been daydreaming about a life in which we split our time each year between living overseas supporting missionaries and also living closer to our extended families.
We reached the point early this year where we felt that if we didn't try to do this, we might actually be being disobedient to a call God has placed in our hearts. And so we now prepare to go while waiting to see what He will do. We are thrilled to be planning to return to Guatemala in November where we hope to live for six months before returning to the US to live in closer proximity to family on the west coast while Jason works in a seasonal Forestry role (location TBD!)
We plan to post updates on our progress toward this dream at our new blog/website: www.whereontheplanet.org
We'd love for you to join us there!