Monday, August 12, 2013

Here's to a brighter future...

OK so here is a little update on what has been happening in our life the last few months. I know it has been a long time since I last posted an update, so I thought  I would catch you all up. It was February when I last let all of you look thought the window of my life, to see a glimpse of whats happening in the chaos that I call my life.

Almost five moths ago, we brought home our newest edition to our family. Josie Suh was born March 26th and life hasn't been the same since. Trying to get use to a new baby after five years took some adjustment, and patience on everyone's behalf. She is one of the best babies that I have ever seen. She is such a happy baby, when she is not cutting her teeth, which she already has two and i think she is working on a few more.

Now that we baby number three, that makes is a family of five. I know I'm surprised I could figure that out too. That is a big part of the next decision that we made. Amanda and I have decided to sell our house. There were other factors involved in making the decision, but ultimately we decided it was the best move for our family.

My mom and dad have a much bigger house than we do, by almost 400 sq feet. Also a full basement that needs to be finished. They have decided to finish the basement, and turn it into a separate apartment. When that apartment is finished we will be moving into the upstairs part of the house. Now those of you who are freaking out about me moving back in with my parents, that is not happening. Everything is separate, separate kitchen, bathroom, entrances, everything. We will be buying the upstairs apartment/condo on a land contract type of deal so the house will be ours. We wont be renting it, we will be buying it.

When we bought our house in 2005 both of us were working full time, now with only one regular income, it has made it almost impossible to keep up with all of our bills. We are making it, but it feels like we are drowning. There are a few options that we have; sell the house and move,  foreclose and move, or stay and drown. We choose to be proactive in this and sell before foreclosure.We want to live life, not worrying if that pizza that we bought yesterday will cause us to not be able to pay the electric bill.  

This move will ultimately help both family's. We will be saving almost 500 dollars a month on mortgage and bills. This will allow us the freedom we want in life to actually live life and not be financially strapped every month, wondering how we are going to pay bills this month. I cant wait to take that cruise we have wanted to go on,. We can finally take that vacation i have wanted to take the kids on. We will finally be able to start saving for three Wedding that I previously had no idea how they would get paid for.

This move will give us much more room for our girls to grow up and play, not having to worry that someone will come up and snatch them up, or run them over for getting to close to the streets. They have room to be kids. Plus the pool.

This move will also be beneficial for my mom and dad. They have wanted to downsize for a long time and house is just to big for just the two of them. So making a smaller apartment seems

There is a  lot of work to do, to both apartments, lots of finishing work upstairs, and full on construction downstairs. so hopefully within two months we can be in there. To all the naysayers out there, this is our decision to make, I don't care what you would have or already have done.This is the bests choice for MY family. I am very anxious to see what the future holds for my family.