Wednesday, March 25, 2009

He's speaking at my commencement.

Yuppers. Even though I don't really care for him, I'm still pretty excited about it. After all, how many people get to say that the President of the United States spoke at their graduation? I can totally see myself sitting in a little rocking chair, telling my future grandkids about it, haha. And, if nothing else, it'll make for some interesting conversation at a first date. :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sorry, I lied.

So it turns out that my family won't be moving in a few weeks, after all. Which is a huge blessing for my family, because of four little words: We don't have to. My parents wanted us to keep the details as to why we had suddenly decided to move on the down low, but as everything has gotten worked out, it's now safe to share.

Right after the new semester was getting into full swing, we got a letter in the mail, informing us that our home was going into foreclosure. It turns out that our landlord had not been making the house payments for months, and our home was scheduled to be auctioned off sometime in April. However, the good news is that our landlord is able to keep the house!!! I don't know all the details about what he did to make the Big People change their mind, but we don't have to get out of our home!!!

While moving into a new house can definitely be fun and exciting, reading that letter, spending hours browsing rental houses on the Internet, and scouting out the big white signs while driving through countless neighborhoods has made me realize how much I love our home. It certainly is no mansion, but what it lacks in splendor, it makes up for in family, love, and friendship.

There really is no place like home.