Friday, June 11, 2010

Life, Adoption and House Hunting!

As if planning for a baby, coming up with the finances to adopt our baby and just life in general... we have many more things on our plate.  Some of you may already know, but those of you who don't, our house is also for sale.  Now before you think I've completely lost it... its been for sale by owner for about 6 months now.  Some days I'm thinking we're putting too much on our plate at once, but the fact of the matter is, we're out of room.  When we bought our house, just after we got married, the house perfect for a young couple with no kids. In fact, its a great home for an older couple as well.   Its a wonderful starter home and really has been the PERFECT first home.  We haven't had any problems and its soo incredibly convenient to everything. Its a small ranch style home, built in the 70s.   We thought we'd give it everything we had to sell it ourselves, and try and save on the commission.  Well, that clearly isn't working out for us.  

Now that we're on our journey to adopt and the timeline is so unclear, we really need a home with more space.  My reason for this post is not just to tell you about our house, but to also share how amazing our God is!  In most of my posts, I have been trying to praise God for all of the wonderful things, and wonderful people he has placed in our life!  Not to mention, quite a few people who have shared so much with us, whom we don't even know!  Laura Darnell & her realtor partner, Peggy Tober have been so gracious to us and will be our realtors throughout this process.  We are putting it officially on the market this weekend through their company!  I'm hoping this will attract more potential buyers to our home.  Another plus, we have a wonderful starter home with a really big yard!  :)

Just wanted to share some inside pictures of the house.  Well see what happens.  If you know anyone who is interested in a good starter home, be sure to tell them about us!

I also wanted to especially thank a sweet new friend of mine, Amber.  She donated quite a few children's toys and even a crib mattress in excellent condition to us today.  I went by to pick everything up from her house and was stunned by her generosity!  I have been overwhelmed at how many people have been flooding in with phone calls, sweet emails and encouraging messages!  Richard and I both feel so blessed by how many people are helping us as strive to adopt our baby.  So, thank you!  It just doesn't seem like enough, but it means the world to us.

Now... for dinner tonight!  This is what we cooked for dinner tonight... and let me say, it was YUMMY!  Basically, its Cashew Chicken.  So fresh and very easy to make.  This is how ours turned out!  Not bad for the first time making it ourselves!
Ingredients:  Boneless Chicken, Cashews, Asian Seasoning Packet (of choice), Rice Noodles

Bring Chicken to a Boil.  Drain when Cooked through.  Add Packet of Seasoning & Cashews to the Cooked Chicken.  Put Rice Noodles in warm pot of water for 2 minutes.  Drain and Serve!

Until then, Brantley


Amber Walters Photography said...

It was my extreme pleasure to give you the baby things. I pray that your house sells swiftly and for a good price. Let me know if you guys need any help with anything.

Andrea said...

That recipe looks yummy! I'm going to try that this week. Your house is beautiful! We'll spread the word!

Wanda said...

Can't wait to try this recipe!

Wanda said...

Brantley - post some pics of your bedroom - it is beautiful also!