Monday, June 20, 2005

Doing our home work..

Only One more home buying class to go and then we will be able to officially start the home buying process.  So I was doing this week's home work.. setting a budget.. yuck!  But you know me.. I searched out many web pages with budgeting tools to help me make this task some what easier (cuz I suck at math) and more fun.  Found a GREAT calculator at a site called MoneyAdvise.  With this one you can do your current budget and your projected planned budget side by side.  Thought it would be interesting to see how our budget would work with Josh's soon to be raise and the extra expenses we will need with a new house and what our planned mortgage payment will be.  I must say on paper.. we look pretty GOOD!! But let's face it we don't live on paper and in real life I don't see us having as much left over as the budget on paper says we should.  So I must.. I mean WE must start to examine how we really spend and see if we can really feel that left over money and put more of it away.  But at least I got our homework done, early!!


We had a nice Sunday.  After church we went and visited two more builders and models and then Josh and I sat up most of the night going over the floor plans of allllllllll the builders we have seen and talking about all the pro's and con's of each one.  Exhausting work!!  And yes I about went into tears again because I really feel funny about buying my own house still.. like I don't deserve it and how do we tell the difference between our Pride and Flesh and Deserved Blessings from the Lord. I am afraid to let myself want more than I am used to. Josh said something so sweet.. I had to jump on him after he said it and cover him in kisses.. " I want to give YOU the best house, one that you LOVE, because you DO deserve it!"  Say it with me.. "What a man, what mighty mighty good man.. yes he is!" LOL


So we have 4 floor plans and 3 builders narrowed down and have resigned not to look anymore lol.  And promised to let it all rest for a few days and not talk about it to nauseam.  Tomorrow our friend from church who is a realtor has agreed to sit down with us so we promised each other we will stay off the subject till then.


Tonight is the first night for 3 of the kids to go to VBS. This will be Lilly's first year.. I can hardly believe it.. she is getting so big so fast.  So I have to hurry and make dinner and get them there.


Micah 6:8: He hath shewed thee, O man, what [is] good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God


  1. im so glad you guys are taking your time and doing your homework, even if we were really excited before.

    when you find the right house, you'll know it.

  2. You are doing the right thing; let go of the guilt!  That is a great man you've got!  JAE

  3. yes we have to let it go for a bit it is quite overwhelming.