So today since we are in the thick of buying a home, I thought it'd be fun to discuss living together before married, or not.
And as always, this is definitely my opinion only and to each their own. If we didn't have different opinions, the world wouldn't be nearly as fun. Right?!
We did get good news on the house - we won the bidding war! Here it is!
We are SOOOO excited. Like we can't quit talking about it excited.
It took us 1.5 years to find a home that we both really liked and felt right for us. It is in our dream neighborhood....you know the one where all the mom's are in the cul-de-sac on Friday afternoons having a drink while all the kids are playing. The one where the schools are excellent. The one that isn't too flashy but seems homey. The one that doesn't look like it was built in a field. The one that you can't see into your neighbors bathroom window from yours! The one that has a swim team. The one with a pool and clubhouse that we can easily walk to from our home. The one that is closer to Kevin's office and still in decent range to mine and the airport. The neighborhood we fell in love with from day one of looking that we didn't know if we could make happen.
We feel SO fortunate to have found all of this in a house (which happened to be priorities to us!) and be able to purchase it. We count our lucky stars daily. We have our family to thank for always supporting our decisions and ourselves for working hard all of our life to be able to do this. We've both always saved for this. A home to have a family.
When the seller's realtor gave the 91 year old lady our offer and told her about us, she took it right away (didn't even counter!) and said I hope they have just as many wonderful memories in that home and my husband and I did. How precious is that? I can just imagine this sweet older lady in her southern twang saying that.
Back to the topic at hand! We aren't living together until we get married.
I need to sell my condo (majorly!), then I will move one floor down to Kevin's condo which we plan to keep to just have. Then after the wedding, I'll move down officially to our home! Of course I'll take a lot of my stuff down now because I'm busting at the seems in my place but we want something to change when we get married.
My friends tease me because we only live one floor apart and have for 5 years now but we don't know what it's like to share a bathroom or chores in one house or agree on what TV package to get or choosing whose cooking utensils to keep. Yes we have a pretty darn good idea we can live together but we've never done it. And assuming all goes as planned, we won't until April 7, 2013!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it friends!