I'm happy to report that we have found our house! We counter offered back and forth with the sellers and last night they accepted our offer! We are elated at this point. When we walked into this house we both just knew that this was the right one. I told Mark it was the same feeling as trying on the wedding dress and it being the "one." The house is extremely updated and right across the street from my brother and sister in law which makes it even better. :)
Although we are both so excited, the stress level since we've started this process has been really high. When we started looking for houses and shopping around for low interest rates, I knew nothing about any of it. So needless to say the past few days have been extremely overwhelming for me. We also have to deal with the issue our breaking our apartment lease and having to pay extra money for that as well, but it will end up saving us money in the long run. There is just a bunch of stuff going on right now and as excited as we are, we are equally as stressed. With that being said, we would love to be able to show all you guys the house today if could, but since there is SO much stuff that needs to be done we'd just ask that everyone just give us a little bit of time to get everything worked out and settled. We promise that we'll show anyone the else house when everything settles down and we're not running around like chickens with their heads cut off. So if we don't respond to calls, emails, or texts we promise we don't mean to ignore it, we are both just really busy with this stuff right now and need some time.
This past weekend we already went through the majority of the stuff in our apartment and got rid of about 4 garbage bags of junk.We're going to slowly start packing so by the time we close on Nov. 17 (we'll be taking posession around Nov. 30) we'll be ready. What makes this even more overwhelming is the fact that I'll still be training for the half marathon and running it on Dec. 3. So yes, we do have a lot going and would appreciate your prayers to remain sane. :) But we are so in love with this house and cannot wait to move in.