I am feeling overwhelmed with a feeling of being grateful today. Life has had a few small bumps lately, but overall I am so happy to be where I am at right now. Our house closed (after being under contract 3 separate times!) on January 8th, 2014. We have been living with my grandparents since then and although it sucks to lose the independence it has been pretty awesome actually. I've enjoyed spending more time with them and we still have our own space since we pretty much have a basement to ourselves. We have been able to make a dent in our debt already and will be in a really good place when our house is finished being built. Currently, our house has had the foundation started on but they still need to finish pouring the floor. After that, they will start framing! We are excited, but we hope they take their time so we can pay off the most debt possible.
In just 3 weeks, we are going on our first cruise! Most of it was paid for with our tax return so it won't throw off our paying off debt plans too much. We weren't going to take a trip but we also want to make sure we travel as much as possible before starting a family. We will be going to Mexico (pacific side this time) for 7 days on the Carnival Miracle. I am super excited for that next adventure and just to spend so much needed and hard-earned time with my husband. He sure does work and I don't get to spend as much time with him as I would like to sometimes so I can't wait to just enjoy time together and to see the sun set and rise from our balcony on the ocean every day. :)
Since no one reads this and since I don't really feel the need to hide it, Kyle and I are trying to have a baby. It's crazy that I finally just typed that out. Close family and friends already know which at times I regret. I look back and sometimes it would be easier if we hadn't told anyone, but at the same time this is a big next step in our lives that we are just thrilled about. We have been trying since October been it has been a bit rough due to getting off of the pill. I think my body is finally starting to balance out so hopefully we get some good news in the next while or so. Either way, it will happen when it's supposed to and we will be beyond excited when it does. I have learned a lot of hard lessons already when it comes to trying to have a kid and that society really just doesn't get what women go through. I have reigned in who I talk to about this quite a bit, but it is difficult because every month we get our hopes up and then are dissapointed. Right now I'm just trying to enjoy life and let whatever is going to happen come our way. I have learned more about how a women's body works that I ever thought would be possible and I'm not even pregnant yet!
I love my family and can't wait for our next adventures!