The Big Day

We officially have keys to our HOME!!! Tomorrow we begin the cleaning and painting and we hope to move in by the end of the week. I may not be able to sleep tonight because I’m so excited. Little by little, we’ve been accumulating furniture at good prices from people that we’ve met here and we’ll have to make a big run to IKEA at some point this week to fill in the gaps.

The timing of this move is great as Ellison is at home on a 2 week break from school and we have our fingers crossed that maybe our shipment from home will clear customs and hit the road this week as well. Thursday is a public holiday so we’re not holding our breath- but we’re hoping.

This new place is yet another story of God at work on our behalf here. It turns out that we are actually going to be living in a house that was divided in two (we are on the right side). The owner of the house goes to the church that we will be interning with and heard of our need after we got rejected from our first attempt at getting an apartment here.  He has been building a new house for the tenants who were there, and they moved out this past weekend. We are really thankful that we will have a garden (yard) in the back and we also have incredible flexibility with the lease terms (one of the hardest things about getting a place here was that we are not sure how long we will be here).

Needless to say we are grinning from ear to ear. We have basically memorized the ikea magazine and have been studying home decor blogs for cheap and neat ideas at how to create a new space for us. It’s one of my favorite things to do and has been one of the hardest parts of this wait. We are looking forward to the next few weeks of making a haven for our family and a welcoming space for hosting new people that we meet here.

Have you done anything neat in your home lately? Got any fun blogs you check or ideas to share? Do tell…


4 Replies to “The Big Day”

  1. SO cool! I have been way behind on blog reading, so it was a great surprise to be catching up tonight and find out you guys are moving into a house! Woohoo! I know it must be so exciting to have a blank slate. I don’t have any great ideas for you, but if you’re not on Pinterest yet, you should be! Perfect place to find creative home ideas. Have fun!

  2. Great ! God is Blessing your family.To get a house with a garden in Germany is not easy unless you belong to God´s real estate.

    The kids will love it.

    Ikea is the place to go to,Debbie loves shopping there and we always pop in before we visit the grandchildren in New Zealand.

    Enjoy making your home cosy and comforty.
    Shalom from Vienna

  3. A long time coming!! Can’t wait to see all the fun ideas you come up with 🙂

  4. Beth, so glad y’all are getting settled soon! I know its a huge relief. If u can find me on Pinterest there is an awesome idea about book storage for kids using Ikea spice racks. I think they’re 3.99 a piece! If not, just look for them when you go.
    Praying for y’all. So excited about the recent events and clarity in what has been a crazy, unpredictable, first half of the year 🙁 God is good and His plan is always perfect.
    The Baileys

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