Remember the List?
Around the new year I posted about our future goals. Remember that? Well, we have certainly been updating that list.
Goal 1: Start a family: Check! Caleb is on his way! He’ll be here in September and we couldn’t be more excited! Yes, we officially chose a name for our little guy and that makes it feel so much more concrete to have a name for the person wriggling around in my belly and kicking me at all hours of the day!
Goal 2: Get married: Check! Well, almost. Next September we will be getting married! I’ve sort of started planning and it is definitely going to be low-key but really fun! We are planning on a late September evening wedding at a garden. That’s all we have so far. By then Caleb will be almost a year old and he can be involved in the wedding. Not very traditional but if you know us- we have never been traditional in any sense. In fact, this leads me to goal 3.
Goal 3: Vacation: In the works! We had initially planned on going to the Caribbean for our honeymoon but have since decided that we will island hop around Hawaii. We will also be doing this the week or two before the wedding. Since school starts in late September, I cannot take that week off, so we will go a couple of weeks before. Told you we weren’t traditional!
Goal 4: Savings: uhhhh! Manfriend is doing much better with this. I have been buying lots of baby necessities since I will be out of work over summer and won’t be pulling in a paycheck. For now, my savings cushions is more to cover my bills while paycheckless than anything else. I firmly plan on saving by butt off once September rolls around!
Goal 5: Buy house in 2014: working on it! Well, we will probably buy a house around 2013 actually, but who really knows. So we have three years between now and then to save, plan, and save. Everyone tells us to buy now but it drives us crazy. Since I do not have a full time teaching position, we cannot buy a house until we know where I will be working full time. Location is more important to us than the home, so we will find the location and then find our house! Until then, we will save for our dream house. We will not be getting a starter home or a fixer-upper so we think that is worth the wait! Either way, it will need to have a big kitchen and a big backyard for all of our festivities. We also hope to be in our new home or in the process of the new home before our next baby arrives- but we will see!
The rest of the goals: those are all on the back burner right now. I think as this year closes, we will have more time to analyze the little things, but for now- we are working on the big stuff. Our home is cozy, we are happy and the goals we never thought of five years ago are now slowly being accomplished. Who would have thought? Certainly not me. I will say that this year on my “Journey to Thirty” has definitely been one of growing up, falling more in love, embracing little things, happy tears and excitement. So far…I think 28 has been fabulous!