If you haven't figured it out by now, this new blog is going to be centered around our search for our first home and then if I truly keep this up, perhaps it will continue into our blog about life (I am not setting too high of expectations). I am hoping that this can be a way to record this time in our lives and at the same time share the experience with those around us. I am also hoping that this can be place where I can share inspirations and receive advice and input from others. We are headed down a new, unfamiliar and exciting road as we attempt to buy a house and I really can't wait to share it!
Now as you can see from the title, I really do feel that home is wherever Jon and I are together. But seriously can't a girl dream of a nice home, where I can paint the walls, fill it with new furniture and decorate it to fit our tastes? So far, the steps that we've taken towards actually purchasing our first home has been one, major and often times difficult task: SAVING MONEY! Now we are both fortunate to be working full time and we both have great benefits but still it's a challenge to sit down and say ok 'X' amount each month will be going to savings. It's difficult to go from essentially being able to do whatever you want, whenever you want to all the sudden having to make the decisions like is it worth it to go to the movies or should that money be saved for a house? Now at this point and time I can rationalize that yes it is worth it...but in that moment it's hard not to take the nickel today instead of the dime tomorrow. So we're learning...we're trying to find the balance between some fun now and still saving for the future.