Monday, June 23, 2008

... Off the Market

You may remember about a year ago I was putting my house on the market. Well, it showed like crazy (averaging 7-10 times a week for the whole year) but I never did receive an offer. As it came time for me to renew my contract, I started reconsidering why it was on the market in the first place.

Initially I was convicted about the amount of money that was going into the three bedroom home. While I don't believe it was wrong for me to live in the house, I felt that as a single woman I could be just as comfortable in a small studio apartment for much less money thus allowing me to be more charitable with the resources God had given me to steward.

I still feel the same way however, no longer am I a single woman living alone in the house... as of this weekend I am a woman engaged to be married and will likely be starting a family sometime in the years to come. Suddenly, the house seems appropriate to keep.

So much to the relief & excitement of many friends & loved ones, the house is off the market and so am I. And that my friends, is quite an update if you ask me. :-)

37 comments:

Sarah said...

Congratulations Michelle! I'm so excited and happy for you!

So, I'm thinking that maybe after your wedding we can get braces together? :)

Michelle said...

Thanks Sarah! haha! Yes, braces at the end of this year. We can do it! ;-)

Catherine said...

Woohoo!

For the record - I've been telling you all along not to sell that house :)

So glad you're going to be there still - and Sidney gets to keep her dog park!!!

Congrats. Love you guys. Can't wait to have more pizza nights with you two :)

Mrs. K. V. Battaglia said...

Congratulations Michelle!!! I'm so excited for you and Jeff!!!

So, you should post the story and a picture of the ring :)

hosanna said...

Michelle, congratulations!! what an exciting time.

Ashleigh said...

Congrats!!!! We're so excited for you!

dancebythelight said...

Congratulations!

Erin said...

Congrats!

Bekah said...

Yay Shelle! Im so excited for you and Jeff! WOOHOOOO!!! Cant wait to hear the story and see your ring...love you soo much sis!

Lizzy said...

Congratulations, Michelle! Please post a pic of the ol' rock! How did he ask? Have you guys talked about a date? Yay! how exciting!!!

The Smith Family said...

Congrats Michelle. Such an exciting time! We're happy for you. God Bless you as you plan for your special day! Would love to hear the story and see your ring...post real soon okay?!
Jenny Smith

Bethany said...

Hey that is the best update EVER!!!! But you already know how I feel about it. HEE HEE. So excited for you.

wendy said...

So excited for you Michelle!!! You house is adorable and your story even cooler. I have to second all the votes for a ring story. May your journey continue to be filled with many evidences of God's kindness and grace to you.

Rebekah Judd said...

I knew you would come up with something clever...I've been waiting for it all morning long. Love all around!!

abbey said...

Congrats Michelle!! I'm so happy for you guys!

Paul, Jess & Elise said...

YES!!!! I'm sooo excited!!! So...where's your pic of the ring and the "Once upon a time..." story? We're all waiting. :) No pressure though. hehe

Heatherelle said...

Michelle-

Great news; great post! Congratulations! We are very happy for you both!

Heather J said...

Exciting news! Best wishes! Heather (the other Judd gal)

Billie said...

So happy for you! The picture of you two is really cute. I can't wait to hear the story. When is this special date? Yippy, yippy!

anne said...

ohh hooray!! CONGRATULATIONS Michelle!!! So happy for you two!
I was not expecting that until I scrolled down and saw the pic :)
YAY!

Jessica Rockey said...

Yeah, Michelle, Where's that huge blood-diamond... I mean symbol of everlasting love and affection?! Just kidding friend! I can't wait to see whatyou guys come up with! I'm so excited! I screamed and bounced(Michelle style) when I finally told my fam.! Y'all are the cutest couple ever! Yay God!

Libby said...

So does this mean you're not moving to Pasadena? Well, if I have to lose you to something, I'd rather lose to marriage. Congratulations my dear friend. Do you feel the love or what?!

Jenn said...

Congrats! So So happy for you.

Love,

Jenn

Katie Paulus said...

Congratulations!!!! Michael and I are so excited for you two! Please post your story soon (... and a picture of the rock!) Love ya!

AmyB said...

Yay! Yay! - you know how excited I am for you (on both accounts)!!!!

Charissa said...

yahoooooo! I'm so excited for you! I'd agree this is the best update ever :)

Jennifer said...

Michelle, Words cannot express how excited I am for you and Jeff. I did look for a ring the other day but I knew it wouldn't be a diamond if you had one. I really respect the conviction of not having a conflict-diamond ring. Props for that... I do hope though that you get something beautiful.... hint, hint, Jeff :)

I love you both and am looking forward times of hanging out together! Blessings on this time of preparation and wedding planning... and marriage preparation... the latter is the more important!

Hugs and Kisses and Great Affection,

Jennifer Leigh

Anonymous said...

You guys didn't have to get engaged just so Sidney would have a great place to live. We are thrilled for you. Congrats,
from Jeremy and Kacey

Robyn Stewart Marmon said...

michelle...all i can see is woohooooo! :-) our lives have changed much since that christmas in dallas a couple years back:-) i am so excited for you-cannot possibly express it! i cant wait to hear details from rob!

are you going visit soon??

Ginger said...

--we were thrilled to hear!!!! So, how did he do it?? Hooray!!

Katherine M. said...

Michelle, So happy for you! Wishing you and Jeff much happiness.

Michelle said...

Wow. Talk about being overwhelmed with love. I tell ya, one of the best parts so far is everyone sharing in my excitement!! :-) Thanks friends!

Don't worry, I plan to share more details as time goes on... :-}

Anonymous said...

Congratulations girlie!

sara said...

Michelle,

We are so excited for you and are thanking God along with you and Jeff. Share more details soon!!

Love you,

Sara

Judy said...

Oh my gosh, I've been living under a rock!!! Engaged?!?!?!?! Congratulations friend! Very happy for you!!

Paula Prass said...

This picture is absolutely perfect!
May he hold you just like that on your 10th Anniversary! Congrats!

Mindi said...

WOW!!! What great news! we are so happy for you. Many blessing on your marriage!!!
Love Jeff and Mindi