Friday, May 31, 2013

Moving to a Small Town

Guest post from: Constance Rodgers
I’m not sure about this moving to a smaller town thing. When my husband and I first met it was at work and we both lived within the Dallas city limits. When we got married we moved into a condo in downtown and I absolutely loved it – I could walk to two coffee shops and the dry cleaner was in our building! Now that I’m pregnant my husband told me we had to move out to the suburbs because he was not going to raise a kid in the city. It was the kind of thing I wish I had thought about before we’d gotten married because I would have liked to have had a really serious discussion about it but we’re in the situation now and there’s not a lot I can do about it. Anyway, he wants to move to Hamilton because that’s where his family is so I’ve found myself searching Zillow for homes there and looking up things like Electric companies in Hamilton. I guess I just didn’t realize it was going to upend our life so much to move out here to the burbs but I know in the long run it’s the right thing to do for our unborn son. Especially since I want to have at least 2 more kids I know it’s going to be hard for me to give a good reason for us to live in a high rise! I loved being in Dallas and I’m going to miss the restaurants and the night life and all that. But I know that being a mom is going to change all that anyway so it’s not the worst thing in the world…hopefully I’ll be able to meet more people in my stage of life in our new neighborhood and start a whole new life. I’m going to work from home 3 days a week so I can stay home with our son and we’ll see if I get bored sooner rather than later!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Married Life

Contribution by Stevie Kirby

Getting married is the biggest change that I’ve ever been through, but I can’t wait to be a Mrs! Our wedding is next month and I’ve been running around like a crazy person trying to get ready for this wedding and also trying to settle into Dallas. I love that my fiancĂ© makes enough that I don’t have to work right now and I can just focus on getting our house set up. I’ve been researching Dallas electricity companies and trying to find someone to make curtains for the first floor since there aren’t any blinds and you can see right in! My husband-to-be is really focused on being environmentally friendly and also saving money so I’ve been working on ways to accomplish both. I think I’m going to surprise him by planting an herb garden out back which I know he’ll find delightful. We actually don’t live together yet and won’t until the wedding so I’m living in this big house all by myself. I sometimes get scared at night when I hear noises and whatnot but I know soon enough my husband will live here too and I’ll finally have the home I’ve always wanted! This house is a great “starter” home for us but it will also serve once we have kids for a few years. I don’t know that we can raise our family here long term because it’s just not big enough but for a while it will do. It’s got 4 bedrooms and three bathrooms which is more than enough, they’re just on the small side and there’s not enough yard for kids to really enjoy playing in. The dog seems to love having a fenced inyard, though, so for now that’s making me happy! We aren’t going to have kids anytime soon so we can enjoy this house for a few more years yet before we even need to think about moving. I can’t wait to get married and start our new life!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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