Thursday, September 3, 2009

collect the moments one by one.



We drive around and look at houses all the time. Mostly because we like to talk about where we want to live next, what our home should look like, etc., but also because it's painfully funny to see what we could have purchased now for the same mortgage. Except Clint doesn't actually think it's funny. At all.

This month marks two years in our first house. There are a lot of things we'd do differently if we were to do it all over again. Oh well... we've learned a lot for next time, and I guess it could be worse (just ask my sister).

On the bright side, every few days after my long commute home I realize how pretty the Superstition Mountains are as a backdrop, and I smile when I turn onto our street. The tree-lined streets (a rarity in these parts) are what I first loved about this neighborhood.

Today was one of those days.

17 comments:

  1. some of those bushes look awful pokey.

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  2. The tree lined neigborhood looks so sweet and beckoning. Your post is really sweet. Keep writing.

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  3. We bought two years ago too, right before the fall, boo. We do the same thing...we could own a 5 bedroom house and 3 bath done the road for what we paid, ugh.

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  4. That's great to make the most of what you have RIGHT NOW. A great house will come upon you two in time, but for now, savor these moments. I love the gratitude - it's definitely contagious.

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  5. I love the Superstitions. They do make a fine backdrop.

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  6. that's what buying your first house is all about...learning.

    oh, there are so many things i would do differently!!! but i think this terrible economy is making my thoughts more extreme.

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  7. i'm figuring out (fast) that this whole first part of marriage is ALL about learning.. it's fun.

    i tend to feel a little stressed and hurried, but never when i read your posts. i love it, i always feel peace and rather contemplative.

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  8. contemplative... is that even a word?

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  9. i know how you feel. i drive about 30 miles one way to work, but there's nothing like coming home to a house and neighborhood that you love after a long day at work. :)

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  10. whenever I find myself wishing we had a bigger place, I just think about how much more there would be to clean, and how much more stuff we would need to fill it, and how many more closets there would be to hide things away in. then I am glad we live in our teeny tiny apartment. at least for the moment.

    you'll be all the more savvy for next time.

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  11. i love tree lined streets.

    thanks for the fun evening the other night. let's for sure do indian food sometime with the boys!

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  12. lovely post!

    Your neighborhood looks beautiful. Sigh...tree lined streets.

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  13. oh this pictures is SOOOO arizona! That sounds weird, but it looks like the same street I lived on when I lived there...so familiar.its weird! (a good weird haha)

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  14. My husband and I have also been in our little home two years this month :) In some ways it's hard to believe it's been that long, but in other ways it feels like we've been here forever (in the best possible way).

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  15. last week was fun!

    (and i agree, it seems like we have hung out more then twice.)

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  16. a phrase heard a lot at our house is "in the next house". i love a tree-lined street.

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  17. You should write a post on what to look for when house shopping! My husband has the itch real bad but I am a little freaked since neither of us know the first thing about taking care of a house. I do a mean vacuuming job!! He is really good at hanging clothes. Thats about it:)

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