Thursday, May 14, 2009

my new motto.

"I am thankful for my nice apartment."
Every time I get house envy I need to repeat this to myself: "I am thankful for my nice apartment"
Kristofor and I have been married for nearly 2 years and it feels like we're getting left in the dust! Like everyone around us is either having a baby, buying a house, or both. A girl I work with *just* got married and she and her husband are already going to buy a house..! Kristofor's cousin (who is his same age) and his wife are expecting, and they've been married for less time than we have!
I'm thankful for my nice apartment - I really am. It's homey. And renting has it's perks. I get the benefits of living in a house without having to worry about mowing the lawn or paying for repairs. But . . . a house would be so lovely.
I'm thankful . . .
And I really am not in a huge rush to have babies. I enjoy this time I get with myself and my husband. But . . . it would be nice to be in a position where if I were to get pregnant it would be a happy thing - not a "oh crap we can't afford anything, we'll have to move, where will we live" thing.
I just feel like we should be farther along than we are. And I so look forward to being a mother.
And painting some walls. =)


Brein said...

I know just how you feel! When I was your age all my friends were married with babies! But one nice thing about waiting is it keeps you young. One of my friends little boy is almost 12! So I think, man she's old. When really she is almost a year younger than me! Also I know house envy, ours is SOOO small! But I have to remind myself, small house small mortgage. Ohhh geez. Someday berry, we will have big ole' houses full of kids! (Well mine not quite as full as yours will be.) ;)

oddpeterson said...

Yes I totally agree with Bree. It keeps you young. Believe me I am in the same situation, only my nice appartment is a room in the basement of my In-Law's. Just remember it's temporary, and you will be so glad you had the chance to prepare. It will make the rest of your life, and the lives of your children so much easier.