So for those of you who aren't aware, Scott and I have been living with his parents since November. Scott and I both have decent jobs, and a lot of nice things, way more than we need, and the decision to move in to his parents home was a hard one for me. Scott and I were at Subway one afternoon, and we've been talking about having kids, and when we wanted to start a family, plus we knew our lease for our apartment would be up soon. Now Scott and I have never had a problem paying bills, we just weren't getting ahead, we were paying the minimum amount due, and just stuck in a rut. Our Jeep and Altima broke down and we were bus bound, and when Scott first said "Maybe we could move in with one of our parents?" My first thought was, "Are you crazy!?!" I take pride in the fact that I have been taking care of myself since I was about 16, and beside my parents house is way too small. That afternoon Scott called his parents, and October 31 we moved in (plus our landlord raised our rent to a ridiculous amount). Now I have struggled a bit living with Scott's family, I try to make sure I shower later, so if I take a longer shower no one is bothered, and that I get up after Kyle, (still in high school) but early still before Allison (about to go away for school.. well she's left by now, but at the time she went to work after me) needed to use the bathroom. I just wanted to be as out of the way as possible, I wanted to be invisible. Scott didn't seem to mind, but this is his family. I also found that I don't watch as much TV, and I'm less messy. I'm not a social as I was when we lived alone either.
Now the best part of my story is still to come. We paid off the Jeep, almost sold the Altima (which was a free car to begin with, only wanted what we put into it), bought a new, nice, reliable car. Paid off both credit cards, the debit I had with Target and Kay jewelers (Scott wedding band, I got way behind and charged a ton of interest, oops) and made bigger payments so far on the new car. Plus we started saving, ready for this, $200.00 a month so we can either A.) Payoff baby bills when we have a baby or B.) Save and go to Hawaii if and when my brother gets married (destination wedding).
This has been a huge learning experience for me. I am very prideful, and stubborn, but seeing the blessings now makes me feel so much better about our choices. We are still working on getting Scott license back (yeah... loooong story) but life feels good now. This really has been the best decision we have made so far for our little family, and I have gotten to know Scott's family so much better, which I absolutely love!
Now on a final note, this question comes up quite a bit NO, I'M NOT PREGNANT!! We are working on that and maybe in a few months I will have something to say about that, and I do have some fertility issues, but I'm willing to wait on the Lord for that one so it may be a while folks. Scott loves me so much, and is always serving me, and I want to be a bit selfish with him for a bit longer :).
We do want kids though... lots of them... with curly hair and green eyes...