by Mindi Artherton
Three years we said. We will live in this house for three years, then we will find something that better fits our growing family.
Three years quickly turned into four, which turned into seven years in what seemed like overnight. Two kiddos, nine birthday parties and countless memories later, we have sold our first home. It’s a little bittersweet. As excited as I am to make new memories in our next home (that we will be in for a looooong time!), our first home, and this precious neighborhood, will always be special to me. I’m trying not to get too sentimental because this is what we wanted, but it is crazy to leave behind these walls that have so many memories for us.
It’s also really hard not to get too sentimental when your exhausted, nauseous all the time and already not fitting into your clothes. Just one day after we sold our house, we found out Artherton baby number 3 is on the way. Talk about a big surprise for Robbie and I! Be careful what you pray for! God may just answer—all at the same time!
We told our family over Easter about our little nugget on the way! Easter is one of my favorite holidays, but this Easter memory may just take the cake! Seeing my family already show this baby so much love is such a blessing to Robbie and I and this sweet baby! I know he or she is already so loved by our family and friends and we are forever thankful!
Briley is over the moon! She could barely contain her excitement and is constantly loving on tummy! It is pretty sweet! Rhett,on the hand, well, he is a three year old boy that is still my baby! I think he will learn to love him or her, but for now, he is happy playing in the dirt with his new dinosaurs.
I’m constantly asking myself if I am really up for the challenge of having three kids! You moms out there with 3+ kids really are amazing! I am hopeful I can do it with as much grace and poise as you ladies! =)
As far as our new crib (house), we are working on that. Hopefully we will be settled in by the fall, just before baby #3 arrives in early November.
I have felt a little overwhelmed to say the least! I keep reminding myself God’s timing is perfect, but this is a lot of change coming our way!