As of March 1, 2011, Josh and I will be homeowners.
I can't believe it!
I am so excited about it, but I'm not gonna lie, I'm also scared out of my mind!
Owning a home is such a HUGE responsibility, but it's a good responsibility, right?
The realization that this is really happening has brought up all sorts of mixed emotions -mostly good ones though. I think I am past the freaking out stage(fingers crossed).
When we first found out our offer was accepted, we were absolutely thrilled! But a few days later, we started thinking about everything that goes into owning a home, and I had a few little breakdowns. Not that I didn't want the house, it's just a big commitment and kind of overwhelming when you take everything into consideration. No more calling the apartment manager if something stops working. Now we are responsible for anything and everything that goes wrong with our home. Our monthly rent will soon turn into a monthly mortgage, which will definitely be more than our rent, Etc, Etc. Having a home will be dang expensive!
Lucky for me, Josh is a very rational and levelheaded person. He calmed me right down and reassured me that this is the right thing for us - and it is.
I don't know if you remember my post about 2011? This one?
Anyway, the first goal listed has been accomplished. We are staying in our current ward and we couldn't be more excited about it. We love our ward, love our bishop and we already know we are going to love our neighbors. The families that live on our soon to be street have been so supportive and excited for us. Several of our former Sunbeams live on our street and one of them has already told his mom that he's going to come over and play with us all the time. How cute!
It all came together much faster than we expected, but everything just fell into place.
Our bishop, who is also a realtor, knew we were looking and was going to help sell a home in our ward. He gave us a call to come look through it before it would go on the market and we both fell in love. We went through it again the next day with our parents, and they liked it as much as we did. Five days later we made an offer and two days later, it was accepted.
The house is definitely a bit of a fixer upper, but we're excited to make it how we want it. Sure we could have bought a newer, nicer home out in the boonies for the same price, but location was something that was very important to me. If I knew I would be a stay at home mom as soon as we have our first baby, then I wouldn't care where our house was, but since I know I'll still have to work when that time comes, I wanted to be close to our families. Both of our mom's love babies more than the average human being does, so I know they will want to see their grandbabies as much as possible. :)
I am looking forward to this new adventure. I love this little house. It's a house I see us starting a family in. A house I totally picture us in. I know it will take a lot of work and a lot of sacrifice, but I wouldn't want it any other way and I wouldn't want to do this with anyone other than Joshua.
Pictures coming soon!