I have news!
And no Mom, I am not pregnant.
We are moving into a house with our friends, The Wilson's!
Last Monday, a week ago, we were all talking about how much we wanted to live in a house have gardens and how we can't afford to buy them. Then Jessica suggested we just all rent a house together. At first I thought she was plum crazy but the more we all thought about it the more all realized it was a brilliant idea. The scary part was that we were supposed to sign our renewed lease that Friday. If we didn't sign it our rent would go up a lot. So we had to make a decision quickly and without first finding a house. After a lot of discussion, thinking and praying we all decided to do it and we put in our 30 days notice to our apartment. Then Saturday we went and looked at the first house. I should stop and say I was terrified we wouldn't find a good house in our budget. What we were hoping to find is not frequently found at the price we could pay. I knew it was a bit of a long shot. However, the first house we looked at was perfect. Actually beyond perfect, so much better than I ever dreamed we would be able to afford. We turned in an application right then and there and now it's official we are moving into a house! I am so excited I haven't lived in a house since I moved out of my parents house.
The house is in a nice quite older neighborhood with beautiful mature trees. It has a HUGE yard. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, family room, kitchen and dining room. It was built in the 40s and has original refinished hard wood floors and both a fire place and wood stove. The best part is we will all be paying less rent than we are paying now! Yay!!!!