We're Moving!

We have a house (kind of)! We signed the purchase agreement today, with June 18 being the day we finalize and move in.

It's a land trust home, meant to help lower income families get into homes. We own the home, but lease the land. If we sell the house at any point, we sell it back to someone who qualifies. The organization is a great Christian ministry meant to help families as well helping neighborhoods.

So, we're excited. But I admit that I have a bit of apprehension as well. Our monthly payments will be less than our rent, but we also have the additional costs that we haven't had: utilities (we currently average about $35 a month), water, garbage, etc. There'll be extra costs down the road. Anders didn't take the news well today (even though it'll mean more play space for him). He's not excited about leaving his friends and school. We do love our neighborhood and the opportunities around us. But we've moved plenty before--and I'm sure we'll move again at some point. We know we'll meet new neighbors and make new friends and find Anders a school that he'll enjoy.

So, I would ask for your prayers in all this. Prayers for the move, the house, our neighborhood, our finances and for the other decisions that we'll need to make (such as a school for Anders).

For those who want more information, here's the details of the house (off the website) along with some pictures:

1426 25th Ave N


  • 3 Bedroom
  • 1 ½ Baths
  • 1,812 square feet
  • Brand-new 2-Car garage
  • Completely remodeled
  • Brand-new appliances
  • Hardwood floors
  • Forced Air/Heating


Modiste1000 said...

CONGRATS!!! How exciting!! Larry & I will keep you all (and especially Anders) in our prayers.

P.S. I don't think I've ever told you how EXCEPTIONALLY COOL I think your kids' names are. Well done Wenells!!!

Rev. Dave said...

Thanks Kate--the prayers are coveted (unless that's a sin in which case I'll try to refrain).

And thanks for considering us cool in some aspect. We have our moments.

Ariah said...

WOW! How cool is that.

Mary said...

The house is gorgeous!! We're so happy for you guys. But we haven't made it very clear to Noah yet that Anders won't be at his school anymore. He's going to be so sad. I'm sad just thinking about it! Happy for you guys, sad for us. 7 miles seems very, very far away right now!