James and I are currently living with is parents. I adore them both. They have been wonderful to me throughout the past 1.5 years. I couldn't be thankful enough for having such great and amazing future parents in law. But let's face it, who DOESN'T want to be on their own?!
I've been dreaming about James and I having our own place since our relationship became serious. Which was fast. We were living about 60 miles away from each other for the first year of our relationship. It was tough at times, but the distance made our hearts grow fonder. =P
I "officially" moved into his parent's house around Christmas time. We thought we had a few things figured out financially to where we would both stay here a month or two and then be out on our own. Unfortunately, life throws curveballs and things don't work out as planned.
I had no problems with this until now. Even though our wedding isn't until 2012, we are still taking steps here and there with our planning. I am becoming so excited about everything that I can't even stand myself sometimes. All of the planning and excitement has me thinking about our future. This led me to begin looking at houses. Houses that I can't afford right now. It's beginning to devastate me! I know we'll eventually move into our own place, but my worry is when?
We will most likely start out at an apartment, but will we ever be able to save up the money for a house? Do we dive right in and start to save for house along for the wedding? There's so many questions that run through my mind. It helps motivate me though.
My major fear is that James and I will never get far into making it on our own for awhile. Grocery and gas prices keep climbing. The house market is coming down, but not much. How will we ever make it on our own? I know that I would do absolutely anything to get us standing on our own two feet. I can tell you right now that it's my plan.
I have a dream that will soon become reality.
I had to share this picture because it's just hilarious.