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Carolina Mama

Congratulations! It's going to be great. Hugs.

Dawn W

What a great house - and all without spending any funds above your allowance, and (from what you've told us) in a super-fabulous community!

If you don't already, keep a small notebook in your purse. As you begin finalizing plans, you'll think of miscellaneous "things" that you can jot down as they come to you. In the throws of a move, these ideas will disappear in the fray if not jotted down. Sound like I'm speaking from experience? Yep!

Thanks for taking the time to post these pictures for us.



how fun to see pictures of your new home for the next year... i think it looks great! i'm glad we are able to travel along with you.


So fun to see where you'll be living for the next year--it looks like a really cute place and the community sounds great! Sorry it's so stinkin' hot here right now--it's definitely well above average for May. We're praying for rain this weekend. Also, hope things are going better with Audrey--thanks for being so real with that. I feel like I go through the same cycles with my oldest and it's nice to hear a mom I respect so much going through the same thing.


Just a note to say that I'm praying for you, Joanne, and for Toben and the girls as well. Your new home looks lovely and spacious to me. But then, we're used to living in about 1,200 square feet, if you include the unfinished part of the basement. Seeing the beauty of your current home, and reading about all of your creative projects and ideas, I know that you will make this new home sweet and home-y in just a short time. May the Lord richly bless this year in Arizona together as you seek to follow His lead.


It looks like a great home and a great community for a family. How wonderful you will be together as a family. I look forward to seeing how warm and cozy you make this home.

Mary @ Simple Things

It's very pretty! It looks very open even if it is a little small. I like the way the kitchen is open to the living room. You won't be hidden away from the rest of your family while you cook! The back patio is nice too. At least you won't have to mow!


You and I clearly have a different idea of "small" ~ it looks WONDERFUL and spacious to me!! It will feel like home in no time, and I look forward to more pictures as you personalize each space.


Looks great! I like the patio (:


It is great to see the new place. keeping you all in my prayers on your new exciting journey. Only in America would a 3 bedroom house be small.

Bobbie Jo

Love the house-it is cute! I will keep you all in my prayers. What an adventure!

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