Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Week Two: Something I'm Looking Forward To

This week's (well, okay, the week two) challenge is to write about something I'm looking forward to in the next twelve months.

Well, there's a lot of change happening in our family in that time period, what with Rachel starting school and me starting work, both full-time. Unlike the past few years, we don't have any major travel plans (yet!), which is something I always look forward to.

However, in a couple of weeks the kids and I are going to Saskatchewan to spend a little over a week with my parents. (I guess in my mind, going to Saskatchewan doesn't count as "travel" -- ha ha ha!). Since I haven't been to Saskatchewan in over a year and a half, and not in summer for two years, I'm really looking forward to all of it but especially enjoying some views like this:
And while I anticipate that working full-time is going to be a little crazy, I am really looking forward to the extra income that it will bring after four years of being a one income family. (I hope I can say that without sounding mercenary. And I actually realized in the shower the other day (because that's where I have time to think!) that this will be the first time in our relationship where both Dave and I are earning full-time incomes because he was a student for the first six years. This is huge! End tangent.) After all, beside being responsible and investing some, paying down our mortgage some, and giving a little more away than we've been able to, we're also hoping to plan a fun vacation for next August, once my year is up. Yay! (Yes, it always comes around to travel for me. What can I say?!) And I'm making a list in my head of small (and some bigger) house things I want to do. Some of them are more necessary, and honestly, some of them are just fun :)

One last thing I'm looking forward to in these next twelve months is Rachel starting school. I think she is so ready and will really enjoy it and I'm excited to see how the whole experience will go for her.

So I think that's about it. Of course, I know that these next twelve months will hold gifts (and challenges) that I can't even anticipate right now, so it'll be interesting to re-visit this post next year and see how things have changed.


  1. Sounds like a lot to look forward to... and I'm looking forward to reading about it all!

  2. I am so excited to see where your next year takes you!! Adventure....here you come! :)

    1. Me too! And it will definitely be an adventure :)

  3. As much as I didn't want my husband to start at Big Law Firm, I was SO PSYCHED for the 2 incomes again. When we got married he was in law school and so we've always lived on 1 income. It's such a tremendous relief, although it does come with its fair share of frustrations. :)

  4. Dude, no shame in being excited about dual incomes!!! And yay for getting to do fun house stuff and travel with the extra!

  5. That is such a cool picture. I always enjoy seeing the storm clouds rolling in.

    Hope things go well with the new job! :)

  6. Oh girl, I totally get it. Can't wait to be one of those dual-income couples again!

  7. Those are some great and exciting things to look forward to. I can't wait to read all about it. Saskatchewan looks like such a beautiful place, and of course, your parents are there which is a really big bonus. I really want to meet them some day. And yes, the extra income will be so nice even if it does mean you have to wait a little longer to travel again. I always hated that about working...scheduling vacations around work schedule. Of course, here in the states we aren't known for getting a ton of vacation time anyway. Sigh. It seems like we are switching roles here, doesn't it? After almost 12 years of working full time through our entire marriage and part of that also going to school at night while trying to raise kids, I am not looking forward to going back even if it does mean more income. I just needed this break to be with my kids. But that does mean some sacrifices. I think I am going to be homeschooling Brody for his last year of preschool to save money. I really need to step up my game though to have him ready for kindergarten although he is really so smart and picks up the lessons quickly. He has been writing his name all over the place after very little instruction. Of course, the letters are not always in order, but we have time to work on that. Haha!


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