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June 2016

We’re Pregnant!

June 25, 2016

We both knew that we always wanted kids, now that the opportunity is here we are ready for the challenge and, needless to say, terrified. 🙂

We found out extremely early because I knew it might be coming, (3 weeks, 4days or 10 DPO). I’m not sure but maybe not knowing for longer would have made it easier, if you don’t find out for 6 or 7 weeks then you’re already that much closer to being able to go back to being your normal self.

I can tell you it has been quite the journey hiding it from friends and family. I am typically a very open book and horrible at lying to people so not drinking has been a challenge. Pretending to have a drink in hand, saying that I’ll be the DD, and not trying to be obvious. I wouldn’t consider myself a big drinker but I don’t typically turn down a glass of wine. It’s funny how common drinking is in our society that it is a red flag if you don’t have anything.

We will keep enjoying our little secret for now, but can’t wait to tell everyone!

Welcome to our New Home

June 24, 2016

Not just a house, but a place that we plan to share date nights, entertain our loved ones, decorate and grow our family.

Buying a home has been a dream of mine since I was a child. Some part of me knew that it was not only a way to truly love where you live but also a great investment; don’t ask why I was thinking about investing as a kid. When I was in middle school I remember saving all my lunch money and waiting until I got home to eat because I was putting my pennies into my piggy bank.

My parents finally helped me open a bank account in high school and I had immediately set it up to auto-deposit $50 a month, or whatever I could afford, in to my savings account. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to shop, but as soon as that money was removed it was out of sight, out of mind. I never touched my savings. “Just pretend that money doesn’t even exist.”

I know that it was a priority for Andrew too. Buying a house in the Bay Area isn’t easy, especially when you want size, location and a good price. The housing market is at a peak right now, but rents in the area are almost equivalent to mortgages and when we found the place we loved we knew, despite the process that buying a house is, we were making the right decision.

We have already painted the living room and moved our stuff in. The walls were peach before, and the furniture in the two pictures below is from staging.

Old living room

old living room

Painting the house, grey and white are much more our taste. 🙂 Or mine at least, and I think Andrew typically likes my style; and let’s be real, I don’t think he has much of a choice. At least we don’t have to worry about that. We opted to paint the shelving unit white because we felt there were too many different colors of wood. This was no easy task, I could have done my homework better (lesson learned) but the wood didn’t grab the paint very well so my mom and I probably put several coats of white before it got to an acceptable state. Happily, the result really amplifies the light in the room and looks great with our books and decor. Can’t wait to add lots of plants!

painting the living room

homeowners

Here is a make-shift cozy nook we set up while waiting for our couch to arrive. Sophie loves all the new light in the house.

Cozy Nook

We will post new changes to the house as we make them. It’ll be slow since we soaked all of our dimes into buying the actual property. 🙂