the house saga continues…

So my craigslist shopping brought us to a old Bed & Breakfast out in the country. I called on it and was told that there were already a number of people interested, so Eric and I hopped in the car and drove an hour to check it out. The house is about 20 miles from where Eric will work, so a little commute for him. It’s a fun place though. A HUGE yard, 4 bed and 3 baths. (the extra baths would be SO nice) Some fruit trees, a fireplace,( I have always wanted a fireplace) a hot tub, (a nice bonus). And it sits across the street from a large orchard of cherry, apple, pear, and many more trees. It is a U-Pick farm, so lots of yummy fruits right at my fingertips! So we filled out an application and now are just waiting. I have to say I am having a really hard time not dreaming about this house right now and trusting God that He knows what is best for our family. For as much fun as it has been this summer, I am really ready to have my own house again. I’m ready to unpack and settle back into a routine again. I feel like I have been running so hard and fast for so long, that I would really like to just sit in a hot tub and soak every night. Ahhhhh…. Well, hopefully we will get word on whether or not they would like to rent to us soon. If not, I guess God has something better out there for us, I just need to find it. This hunt for a house has felt like searching for a needle in a haystack.

By the way, I am posting this from a Mc Donalds parking lot because they have free wi fi if you buy something. So Maryann is with me eating a $1.00 ice cream sundae and making a mess. She has fudge all over her. But, I am determined to get this posted!!


Here are a few pics from a morning photo shoot with the boys.


A few jump shots (the boys favorite!)




Gabriel, 9 months



Maryann wanted her pic taken too

Back to the house for Breakfast. Not soon enough!!


This was an old frame we found on the farm


And my most fun to photograph these days…

About dazzlingingrace

Hmm.. I love Jesus. I love my husband, Eric. I love my 8 beautiful children. I loved living in California. I love sunshine and the beach. Shopping at farmers market and the little stores downtown where I can bargin for the best deal. I love to sew and make things. I love spending time with girlfriends encouraging each other. Date nights with Eric are fabulous. I love ballroom dancing with him. The smell of my new little baby and the miracle of their existance. I love italian food- or just about all of Italy for that matter. I love art- paintings on my wall that I know personally who painted them.
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9 Responses to the house saga continues…

  1. msikkema says:

    That sounds like such a perfect place, I hope it works out:)

  2. mpaquino says:

    Cheryl, I’ll be praying that God will give you that house to rent… or if He has something even better, so be it! What a fun day of pictorials with the kids, I like how they’re all color coded. That’s a great idea. Are you a photo enthusiast? I love the photos that you took, they’re so pro-looking! We miss you guys here…

  3. nicolscc says:

    The pictures are great – you have such cute kiddos! Love the one with the frame – very artsy.I will be praying, too, for the perfect place for your family! It sure would be great if the former B&B worked out and you could stop searching, but as you so rightly pointed out, God knows. It *is* hard trusting though! We’re having a hard time with some things right now, so I’m having to exercise my faith a little more strenuously than usual.

  4. ktalbott says:

    Great photos! I love the second to the last (picture frame one). Thanks for the update! Will pray that you find the “perfect” house – whatever that may be.

  5. Izzysgal says:

    The house sounds like alot of fun, hope it’s in God’s plans for you, and then again if it isn’t must be something better right? Sweet little men you have……….and a darling little girl too.Hope the wait isn’t too long. I can well imagine it’s time to be settled in somewhere.

  6. seanjoli says:

    We will pray for you also! I love all the pics!! The one of them walking with the baby on the shoulders is my favorite

  7. Praying you get the house ~  Love the pics of the boys and glad you’re having a good summer! ~ Blessings

  8. Ali says:

    Good luck with the house. I’m sure something will work out. Is Eric working for/with that other dentist (the one that works 2 half days a week or something?) What’s the name of the town? I forgot. It’s an hour from the Grandparents? Your kids look so sweet. I love the scenery there! I miss you!I have a thank you card for you. Send me an address and I’ll send it to you. Until then, THANK YOU for the sweet/sassy blanket. I love it. And for your friendship. I sure miss you! Love, ali

  9. Hutch5 says:

    those shots are all incredible! I love how the orange really POPS! 🙂 perfect summer color. the shot where your little guy is holding the frame is my favorite~ continuing to think & pray for you about a house! I understand you wanting a place of your OWN again~

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