YOU GUYS! I have some news that I've been sitting on for a little while now. It's finally close enough that I can share!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When Cal and I got married, we were smack dab in the middle of Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. As I've mentioned before, we have been on a budget our entire marriage. Trust me, I am not saying we are perfect...we aren't. I certainly made many stupid financial mistakes before, during, and after college, and again before we got married. But for the most part, we have stayed the course.
So after years of paying off student debt, car debt, credit card debt, and building our savings. WE ARE BUYING A HOUSE! IN JUST A COUPLE OF WEEKS!
If you don't know, we have lived with Cal's parents for the past 3.5 years. Some of your jaws just dropped to the floor...pick them up. Surprisingly, it has been a fairly easy living arrangement for us. Sometimes, we go days without seeing them....and most of the time, I'm not even sure who is home. We are all ships passing in the night. Do I recommend this for everyone? Nope. If you have an issue with pride, if your territorial, or if you just don't know how to get along with people, living with your in laws might not be the best option for you. Sure, we've all had our challenges (I know Cal's dad will love to have full reign of the pantry again! haha), but looking back, it has been such a blessing to be able to live here at a low cost and save for our future. I will always treasure the time we spent here..... oh the stories I could tell, but won't!!!!! ;)
We still have some final paperwork to go through, but everything looks good from where we stand. Our home is ADORABLE and I can't wait to shower my blog with pictures. For now, you'll just have to enjoy this picture of Cal and I on the day we moved into our first apartment.