Monday, December 14, 2009

Catching Up...

Haven't written in a while and just want to catch everyone up with our crazy lives. Most of you know that we have been living in a super cute home in downtown Phoenix. We worked our butts off trying to clean it up with new paint inside and out, yardwork, a new door, new ac unit, etc. People would stop their cars if we were outside and tell us what a great job we were doing. It was so much fun and we loved working on it. It was the kind of home we had always wanted and we were in a great ward. Our goal was to stay there and eventually buy it from the owner.
Unfortunately life never goes as you plan it. The owner had some financial difficulty and lost the house to foreclosure. It was sent to auction and an invester bought it for, get ready.... 53,000 DOLLARS!!! We hadn't known any of this was happening so we weren't able to step in and buy it ourselves. We were pretty freakin' bummed.
Anyways, we moved out two weeks later. heavenly Father has always kept an eye out for us though. Just as this was all happening, Josh left for the ARMY. This opened up a room in my parent's house. They were more than willing to allow us to some stay with them for a while. We cleaned out their office and that allowed Keegan to have his own room and a place for his toys. Staying here will not be easy, but it will allow me to go back to work full time without having to worry about Keegan, it will help us save money for a new home, and it will give Jamon a chance to take on a full load at school again. The decision to move back in with the parents was NOT easy. But Heavenly Father opened a door for us and we took it. Jamon is so positive and keeps me thinking that even though it's not the ideal situation, we asked for help and Heavenly Father gave it to us. I just wanted to let you know that we have a testimony of prayer and that our Heavenly Father is there, waiting for us to come to him. I am so grateful for all our friends and family who have helped us through this. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!!!