Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bought!

At 10:40 this morning, we signed the contract to own our first home. The closing date is November 7. Tricia, especially, is very excited. I'll share more details about the house another time...


Nate

139 comments:

Tammy said...

Congratulations!!!!

Especially Heather said...

SO very happy for you guys!
Enjoy the excitement :)

Rebecca said...

YEEEAH! Congrats :) Have fun shopping for YOUR new house!

Allison said...

Congratulations! What a great feeling!

Ali said...

Yeah- I don't post much but do follow your inspiring story. Congrats. Have fun decorating Gwyneths's room.

Karen said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you all and I wish you all the best with it!! I can't wait to see pictures!!

boltefamily said...

YAY! Congratulations!

Candi said...

Yay!! We've been home owner's for about 1.5 years. It is certainly exciting and frustrating all at the same time. We live in the DC area and the market practically crashed right after we bought. I feel okay knowing that it is a long term investment and it will bounce back. Biggest thing is we bought a fixer upper and it is hard to put money into it in this economy. We are plugging along with the projects anyway and just praying for the best.

Can't wait to hear more!

Hope said...

WooHoo! Congrats! I'm so excited for the three of you!

Debbie said...

YAY!!! That is so exciting!! Can't wait to hear/read more about it! :o)

Sylvie said...

This is great! :-) A happy house!

Jill said...

CONGRATS NATE AND TRICIA!

IT IS VERY EXCITING INDEED!

Praising God for His perfect home for your precious family!

Love,
Jill

Wray Family said...

That is wonderful news......and just in time for the holidays!!!! I'll be checking in often for updates and pictures!!

The Rogers Family said...

Congrats!!! What a very exciting time in your life!!

Shelley said...

Congratulations! You are probably already planning where Gwyneth's first Christmas stocking will hang.

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Banni said...

congrats! this is so exciting!

grey like snuffie said...

THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!

Beth said...

Congrats!

Jenn said...

So exciting!!! Keep us posted on the details!

Katie said...

Congratulations. So happy for you!

emleonard11 said...

Congratulations! Hope you have many happy times in your first house and make many good memories! Elaine

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Aaw...congratulations!!!

Angela R. said...

Yay!!! Congratulations! That is GREAT! I am so HAPPY for you guys! I wish you the best of luck with it. Cant wait to hear and see the details of it!

Enjoy the excitment! :)
-Angela

Gayle said...

Congratulations! You'll be in just in time to decorate for the holidays! So much fun!

Jennifer said...

wooo hooo. What is that I hear? A collective roar of clapping and wooting in the Lawrenson househouse? I bet even though ma and pa Lawrenson are excited to get their house back ... they'll be very sad when it's so quiet.

PartyofFive said...

Congratulations! I remember the excitement of buying our first home. Have fun making your house your home.

Jaime said...

That's awesome! Congratulations!!

HappyFLMom said...

It's exhausting, isn't it? Congratulations!! Be prepared for your closing date to change. Not that it absolutely will, just be prepared for that to happen. Closing dates are rarely etched in stone. Good luck!!!

Heidi Reed

Sarah said...

Brilliant! Good luck as you navigate all the crazy bureaucracy that goes along with buying a house!

Deb said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see pictures!

All Things BD said...

Congratulations!

KELLY said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to hearing all about the house.

Sara said...

congrats! i love tricia's hat!

Christina Miller said...

Congratulations on your new home!!!!

Thodgson said...

yippee!!!!

*Lissa* said...

Awesome!!

Jenny, John, Jennah & Abby said...

Congratulations!
Can't wait to see pictures!!

Melony said...

YIPPPPEEEE!! I am so excited for you guys..

lindsay said...

That's great, hopefully it will be a smooth process from here to Nov!

Amy Lynn said...

Congrats, guys!

Lori Haynes said...

Congratulations! That is such an accomplishment, especially around the Outer Banks!

Rebekah said...

Congratulations!!

Becky (mom of Ricky 12 w/CF)

~Tara~ said...

Congratulations!!! Prayers for a safe & fun move!

kidsworld said...

Excellent news! Enjoy this crazy time!

refreshing in ohio

Carol said...

Ahhh, exciting! You will so enjoy turning that house into your very special home. Congratulations.

Life As A Newlywed said...

How exciting! Congratulations, can't wait to hear the details!

Baby Leino said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Yahoo. I hope your home is a place that you can create lasing memories for your family.

Mrs Redboots said...

I am delighted for you! But that was very quick - here in the UK, all the relevant searches, surveys and so on can take months, to say nothing of the financing!

It does pay to buy a house in time of economic recession - I just hope and pray prices don't fall any further so that you are left with negative equity should you ever want to sell.

The New Mrs. Rue said...

God is sooo good! Congrats and I hope that this will do much to encourage all of you! =)

~Christy~

StephG said...

Congratulations!!! That is wonderful! I'm so happy for you guys!

My2Girls said...

YES!

Happy for you!

Amy
Va Beach

My2Girls said...

P.S. - Your dad confirmed that you were "in" on the "cribs" video, Nate. I knew you must have played a hand in that one! Well done.

The Beaver Bunch said...

Awesomeness! Congrats!

SP Photos said...

Congrats! Have so much fun nesting!

Blessings From Above said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you guys!!!!

Shyla said...

LONG time reader (and pray-er!), first time commenter. You know, I'm kind of a lurker :o)

Decided to come out of the woodwork here to say congratulations!!! Yay!

I also wanted to comment the other day when you mentioned finding out Tricia was expecting and due in April, and then your sister announcing and due the same day this coming year. This time last year, my sister announced she was expecting, also due on April 24, and this year, I just found out I'm expecting again and due on April 24 :o)

You know a coincidence like that definitely warrants a comment :o)

Blessings to you and your sweet, sweet family...

Carrie said...

Congratulations!! We are house hunting this weekend.

Stacemoe said...

Yeah!!! Contratulations!!!
Nov. 7th is my 17 year wedding anniversary, so it must be a good sign!!! Just kidding!! I really am happy for ya'll and it will be so nice to have your own space!!! Can't wait to hear all the details!!! Praying Tricia is feeling well....

ditarae said...

Praying that all goes smoothly between now and Nov7. Exciting!! Congratulations!

Liz said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :)

The Engelhardt 4 said...

woohoo...congrats!!!

Kelly B said...

Congrats! I can't wait to read how you and Tricia transform the house into your first home :)

Jill said...

Congratulations!

Designher Momma said...

awesome! Let me share in the joy!!!!

L said...

We're all invited to the housewarming party, right? :)

Congrats!

Goodzik said...

Congratulations!

Heidi said...

Yay! Congratulations!!!

Two blessings from above said...

Congratulations on owning your very first home!
Great picture.

Rachael said...

Many congratulations to you.

I hope you can get settled into your new home very soon.

Much love
Rachaelx

Shari said...

So happy for you!

Baseballs and Tutu's said...

Congratulations!!!!

So happy for you guys! You deserve it!!

Kylee said...

Congrats!!!

bome62 said...

Thank You Jesus, what a PRAISE!Congratulations to you 3. Keep us posted.
Praying in Missouri
Bonnie

The Curtis Crew said...

Congratulations guys...how exciting!
May God bless your new home!

amy smith said...

hooray! that is great news!
congratulations!
be sure to take a picture by the "Sold" sign in the yard, we put ours in a frame by the front door, and the kids love looking at it!
it is a good day!

Catherine said...

Congratulations!

flipflops4sherri said...

Congratulations!! That's so exciting!! Have fun decorating!

Julie Nickerson said...

Welcome to the JOYS of being HOMEOWNERS! It's a great world!

Tell Tricia she looks SO CUTE in that hat!

Christina said...

Congrats on your new home. Have fun decorating.

Momof2bz said...

Congratulations!!! We are so happy to hear your news. Wish you many years of happiness in your new home. Just think you'll be able to celebrate Gwyneth's 1st Christmas in your new home. What a beautiful thought.

Tammy C said...

Now this year you will have your own house for the holidays!

At the way Gwyenth is growing you will be child proofing very soon!

Elisha said...

congrats : ) Now for the big wait until November!

Amy E. said...

WOO HOO!!! Did you hear that shout all the way from Texas?!!!

That is awesome!! Hope all goes smoothly!!!

Happy Packin'!!

Fran's Kitchen said...

Praise the Lord!!!

God is Good

danabrown said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! THIS IS SUCH EXCITING NEWS!!

Busy Momma said...

congrats!! very exciting

our family said...

YEAH!

Cheryl said...

WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Can't wait to see G's new room. What wonderful news.

Carey said...

Congratulations!

Phil and Pam said...

Congratulations!

Rebecca said...

That's so exciting! Congratulations!

Dougherty Family said...

Congratulations! So very happy for you guys! We fell in love with the OBX this summer when we went on vacation.

Rose said...

Congratulations on the new house. Tricia...I like your hat.

~j~ said...

Whoo Hoo! Welcome to the wonderful world of home ownership including longs lists of honey do's! :)
Could not be happier for the two of you! Smiling really,really big right now.
j

Erin said...

AWESOME!! I'm so happy for your family & can't wait to hear more about this news!! Congratulations on becoming "Uncle Nate" too- I saw it on twitter, I'm a little late with the congrats though!!

tripleblessings said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations, and good luck with the moving preparations.

Marsmile said...

Whoo hoo!! Congrats and enjoy the move and settling in... also, all the shopping to do!

Will be so wonderful for the holidays--throw in a house-warming party!

Marissa :-)

kyle said...

oh that is too exciting! I hope everything goes smoothly!

jolly

Corinne said...

Congrats! We just bought our first house too..it's been a lot of work but so much fun too!

walkingbyfaith said...

YAY!!! :D

I'm so excited for y'all!

Missy said...

now that, that is one awesome looking contract. working for a bank i see many well deserving folks not get a chance, but look at ya'll go! congrats nate and tricia (and of course baby G)

Emily said...

Congrats Nate and Tricia! How exciting!! I know your new home will be filled with so much love and joy!
:)

Susan said...

Congratulations - so happy for your family.
Hugs,
Susan

Lizze said...

Congrats! You guys totally deserve this! *hugs to all*

Carol said...

Mazel tov!!!

Honea Household said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see pictures. Congratulations!

Yamma Mamma said...

Congratulations!

Michelle said...

Aw! Congratulations! November 7 is a big day for me... my sister is having her first boy (she's high risk, already scheduled a c-section) and my dad's turning 60. Big, exciting day all around!

Larissa said...

sweet!

Mountainmom said...

YAY!!! When do we get pictures?? So glad Tricia will have this exciting event to focus on, and arranging the house to look forward to. I know your home will be the setting for many years of ministry to others. Congratulations!
Lori C. in VA

Sonja said...

Praise God... Congratulations and Happy Home Buying experience. It is an awesome feeling to have your own home. Enjoy it, you deserve a bright new home to you for your bright new family. :)

God Bless

mi said...

What a long way from a hotel room in Durham. All of you to be home, in your very own house. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

PletcherFamily said...

Congratulations to all three of you! We can't wait to hear about your new home and see pictures. I can imagine how very excited all of you are!

Garrison said...

Yeah!!! Congrats you guys! Great closing date... My sons birthday!

Laurie said...

So Blessed for you guys. Wow, look at how far your lives have come since this time last year. God is so good, isn't He? Love the picture of you guys too.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Ann said...

oh my goodness congratulations! That is so exciting!

Melissa said...

I think the 'shock' look in the picture from the previous entry would be funnier ;-)

Congratulations and God Bless.

Betsy McK said...

How wonderful and exciting. Congratulations new home owners!!!

Sarah said...

HOORAY!!! Congratulations!

Christy said...

Hooray!!! I'm so excited for you guys!!

Edwards gang said...

Congratulations! What a great milestone to celebrate! We are SO happy for the three of you and can't wait to hear about your adventures as Gwyneth continues to grow in her new HOME! (BTW, You and Tricia still look as cute together as you did the first Sunday we met you! ;)

God is Good!

Love,
The Edwards family

Jen said...

Congratulations! God is so good. I hope everything goes smoothly with getting the house ready and the actual move.

jlmishler said...

YAY!!! I am super excited for all three of you to have your own home!!!

Sara said...

Congrats!!

Stacey said...

Congratulations on your new house!

Judy said...

WooHoo!! Great news!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Can't wait to see pictures and get more details. This will be a new thing to blog about. People like to see progress and fixing up a house is always a work in progress. Congratulations!!!!!

Kim said...

Hooray!! Congratulations. So happy for you guys!

clara said...

I am thrilled for you all!!!!
Congratulations!

Shann said...

Congratulations guys!!! I am so excited for you and can't wait to see picture.

On a side note, Tricia I LOVE you hat it is super cute (I have a teenager...super cute is now in my vocabulary...again!)

Love from Michigan- Shann

M :-) said...

How exciting! November 7th is a great day -- that's the exact day we closed on our new home last year!

Andy Lawrenson said...

From a Starbucks in Venice:

Sweet! I've got my tools, painting equipment, etc... ready to go! I have laminate floor installation skills.

Michelle LaRowe said...

yea! Gwenneth and Tricia REALLY look a like in this picture! It's great!

Gin said...

Wow! Rejoicing again with you and your family! May God bless and prosper you in this as He has in so many other areas.

imchasingshadows said...

Congratulations! May the Lord continue to bless you until your cup is running over!!

Jackie said...

Congrats!

Lela said...

Grats, you two! May God bless your new home with lots of love and happiness!!!