We bought a house! It wasn't easy, we saw a lot of properties, got outbid on a lot of them, but we finally got our house. It's perfect for us and worth the struggle and all of the heartache of not getting other properties. My advice to first time young homeowners: 1) Be patient 2) Be realistic about your budget - there are investors out there sitting on hundreds of thousands of dollars cash...you probably aren't 3) Find an agent who sells the kinds of home you are looking for.
But anyways, moving was easy (my husband did it all). What I was surprised about in the moving process was how we went from 2 bedrooms and no garage to 3 bedrooms with a garage, and in one year we've filled it up completely! We have soooo much stuff, and we still have unopened wedding presents in the garage with no where to fit them in the kitchen...insanity.
I have to say, I am really enjoying married life. We're two months in and life is great. Things have settled down since the wedding, all the loose ends have been taken care of and I've started making jam (had to do something with all those left over jars).
So far we've made; strawberry/mango preserves, raspberry/blackberry jam, apple/pear jam and I just finished a batch of vanilla peach jam. So far everything has been delicious! All of my recipes have turned out delicious! Hopefully this hobby lasts a while.
I have dedicated an entire board on pinterest to ideas for mason jars. I think my next endeavor will be soy candles and soap pumps, things for the house. I'd love ideas if anyone has any!!
So starting the day after the wedding people began asking us, "so how does it feel being married?" or "does it feel weird to be married?". Well I can honestly say no, it doesn't feel weird at all.
I think that since we had lived together for so long before getting married it was just like getting back to life. Sure, we have more jars and ribbon than before, and I do own an apron now, but we're the same couple as before, I just have more free time.
I guess that the next step is kids, but we have decided to wait 2 years before going down that path. I want to travel and figure out life and let Mitchell get his teaching credential (if that's what he decides he wants to do). Hard to do all that and raise a kid. Plus, I'm selfish, I like my life now.
But in all seriousness, life goes on. Let the house hunt begin!!
Well the day came, and it went; but while it was here it was amazing! Everyone who told me that the day would fly by was 100% right, once the ceremony started it was all a blur.
We had a great time getting ready in the Spa Salon at Los Willows. Me and my bridesmaids got to the property around 9am to start the day. The girls who did our hair and make-up met us up there and we were able to leisurely get ready for the big day. The LW staff was amazing, they kept checking on us to make sure things were going well and the gentleman who runs the B&B brought us lunch and drinks, very nice not to worry about anything.
Mitchell and I opted to do first look photos because I opted to do the boat entrance, which meant that I wasn't really going to be able to see the look on his face as he first saw me. We went up to the B&B and got some amazing first look photos before heading down to the bridal chamber to await the ceremony.
The wedding was amazing!! It was everything we wanted and more! Everyone we talked to said they had a great time. Kendra, our Los willows coordinator was amazing. Joe, our DJ from JMC, was a huge hit! People were dancing all night. Bethel our officiant did a beautiful job sharing our story and created a touching ceremony. Everything was perfect!