Tuesday, August 24, 2010

We Fell In Love With A House

It is the first one we looked at and I know it is a big no, no to commit your heart to a home so early in the process but CJ and I both can see our family living in this house.  It is made for living with lots of space (storage and living), lots of windows (big, airy, sunny windows), lots of places to curl up and read a good book, lots of places to sit and share, room to do big crossword puzzles and play heated games of scrabble.  I could scream over the beautiful wood floors, granite countertops and other special details.  The neighbor hood is full of walking paths, tennis courts, sports fields and has a pool.  There is a shopping center within walking distance and another one less than a mile down the road.  It is closer to his working area.  We can have it built from the ground up on a large cul de sac lot.  So many plusses.  But with a house like that comes the worry. 
  • Is it too soon to make a decision?
  • Can we really afford it?
  • Can we qualify to buy it with the strict lending practices of today?  We do after all have a home and he will be retiring soon.
  • How much money do people with homes like this make?
  • Do we make enough or are we being extravagent  and living above our means(sp)?
  • Is there something better out there?
  • What if the job he finds after he retires is in another part of the country?
We have a year to make a decision about buying a house.  And I know that with trust in God all of this stuff will work itself out but it is still on my mind. 

I finally finished my nieces baby shower invites.  A week after they were promised to be done.  They were so much work!  But they turned out so cute.  All hand stamped with hand cut scallops and pretty decorative blocks and hand set rhinestones.   Really love them.  Hope she loves them too.  What do you think?

And finally, more pictures of Mia.  I can't take credit for these super cute photos bc Q took them!  I think a new camera is in his future.  He used mine to take these and did a better job than I would have.  We bought him a really simple point and shoot for Christmas but I think he needs something a little better. 

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