Tuesday, September 20, 2011


One year ago this coming Saturday, our lives changed and we Kristoffer accepted his new job back in our home state of Indiana. For the past 51 weeks we have been praying for our house to sell, praying for the right people to find our house and fall in love, and praying for patience as we wait for God to reveal His perfect plan. Last Friday our prayers were answered and we finally closed on our house in Minnesota...finishing up that chapter in our lives. Not only did we sell our house, but our first home is in the hands of a nice young couple who are so excited to make our house their home!

God has a plan for each of our lives, and it isn't for us to know at this time, but to trust in Him to guide us through each day...which is not always easy to do. This past year has really tested us and strengthened our faith, our love, and opened our hearts to the words spoken by our Lord, "Seek first his kingdom and righteousness, and all things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." (Matthew 6:33-34).

To celebrate, of course I had to make some cookies!! I have had these cookies in my mind for a couple weeks, but I didn't want to make anything until all the papers were signed!

I packaged (most) of the cookies up and sent them to our realtor in MN as a little "thank you". She should be receiving them today, and I hope she enjoys them!!
(For some reason blogger keeps rotating this picture...sorry!)

This "Thank You" goes out to...

1. Mandy, our realtor who has put up with us for the past year trying to sell our house.
2. Kim & Terry, my husband's wonderful parents (technically my in-laws, but I really hate that word!), who have also put up with us for the past year. We have been living under the same roof for nearly a year, and I am happy to say it has gone rather smoothly. Of course, none of us would like to live this way forever, but it has been really special watching the boys develop that special bond with their grandparents.
3. God, from whom all blessing flow!

We are so happy to close the book on our lives in Minnesota and to be able to keep on writing new chapters about our lives here, back home in Indiana! :)


Kyler said...

Congratulations once again! Really happy to hear that everything is officically settled.

Your favorite MIL said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!! We are so very thrilled to have you back home...and it's been fun making up for lost time with you and the boys! Thanks for putting up with us this past year...the cabin will soon be done! :)