I’m not sure how far away it has to be to count as long term…
All I know is that 3 years from now, we are planning to be ready to move into our dream house.
Our dream house will be the place where all 3 of us will have private / hobby space as well as enough common room to be able to live comfortably.
I read this recently:
This has reinforced my belief that not only we need to plan for all of this but we need to live comfortably and continue to grow as a family and has individuals.
So here I am, reworking our family budget to pay off debts and save some money while at the same time listing all the little things we can fix around the house to slowly make it ready to sell in 3 years.
So, we now have a board with pictures of things we want in our new home to keep us motivated.
Gourmet kitchen, central vacuum, hot tub, a bath big enough for an adult…
Tonight, Emily started to add to it.
When she was little, we moved quite a bit.
Now, we’ve been here 12 years and Emily never wanted to move to another house but now she’s getting into it.
I know I don’t really write anymore but just wanted you all to know that Emily is now officially in a relationship!
I say officially because they made it Facebook official over the weekend!
Here she is with the lucky guy, having dinner after her cheer competition on Saturday!
No wonder she’s smitten, he bought her flowers!
Other updates include Emily’s love of pottery which started as a school coop placement a year ago to a weekly volunteering opportunity which allows her to continue to grow as an artist.
She has a uniform!
We are also exploring other volunteering opportunities at one of the local Boys and Girls Club, doing art project with younger kids and at her cheer club, helping the coaches for one of the team of younger athletes.
She’s very excited about all of these opportunities.
Here are some of her more recent art projects!
Leaving you with this picture of Emily enjoying life by laughing with her whole body!
I am wishing you that kind of laugh at least once a week!
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