March 22, 2017

Lately...

...life has been incredible full.  
Full of change, and very full of new lambs.

All but two of our ewes have lambed and we're up to 18 lambs so far.  We had a large amount of single lambs born, with only about 5 or 6 sets of twins.  Somewhat disappointing, but we are so thankful for healthy lambs who are growing well!

One of Phrionnsa's twins.

Sweet Pea and her beautiful lamb.

In the midst of welcoming new lambs, I said hello to the 3rd trimester and no energy. It was extremely noticeable this time, the sudden lack of energy.  So most of my time is spent trying to eat enough (I really don't feel like eating), and trying not to become a blob on the sofa.

Which wasn't too hard actually.  Mostly because as I was entering the home stretch of pregnancy, we listed our house for sale again.  We had sooo many showings that first week.  It was amazing!  Eight showings in the first week, in contrast to last fall when we had four showings in 2 months.  All of those showings kept me very busy keeping our house ready for complete strangers to walk through.  I'm so thankful that Hank is self-employed now (Did I mention that before?  I don't remember.  He's a full time sheep shearer now. ) and that shearing is slow this time of year.  I couldn't have kept the house neat without him.  Especially since he took on my least favorite job - doing dishes and cleaning the kitchen.  Best husband ever!

Loving my ivy plant and sweet lamb vase/planter.

It was exhausting.  Cleaning, being gone from the house so much.  But totally worth it.  The Lord brought us an incredible, unbelievably good offer exactly a week after we listed.  I still can't believe how good the offer was.  I won't get into too many details, but the offer was for only $4,000 less than our asking price.  We came to an agreement quickly and closed on March 16th.  It all happened so fast, I still can't believe it.  We get to stay here until June 5th, so Baby should be about a month old when we actually have to move out.  Which is exactly what I was hoping for.  Seeing the Lord work out every single detail through this for our good and His glory has been amazing.

Had to sneak in a pic of my best girl. :)

So, what next?  Closing so quickly on our house means that we have the necessary funds to purchase our dream property and get started on our new home!  I will save that for a future post since we are still talking with the owners and haven't reached an agreement yet.  But it's looking very promising!

In the meantime the snow is melting, I'm 28-years-old now (didn't hurt a bit!), our garden seedlings are started, and life is very, very good.

What's new with you?  Any big changes in your life? I want to know!

4 comments:

  1. It must be so much fun to have all those little lambs around! After having just two this year I can understand why you love them so much. They are very sweet!

    Its very exciting how God worked everything out for you guys with selling the house! God's timing is always best! :)

    *Love and hugs*

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  2. Love this post. <3 Love living life with you guys! What a journey God has us all on! He is SO good and faithful! :) So glad you're my sister!

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  3. Wow! You have had a busy start to your year. All of the lambs and sheep are beautiful! Little Ivy is so adorable! I love her blue eyes. : ) I hope and pray the next step in your new home goes as smoothly as selling your current home. May the LORD bless you with energy as you near the arrival of your new little one!!

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  4. Yay for Spring lambs AND selling your farm!! WooHoo, what great news for you and Hank. I am very excited to hear about your new place and I hope your negotiations work out as you need them to. Guess I will need to make another visit to Idaho now so I can visit you in your new home and meet the babies!! Take care as you push these last three months. I hope your energy will get better when the weather turns nicer and everyone can be outside in the sunshine. Take care!!

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