The Power Of Three by GMG Sisters
Life is just fine...
Sometimes it's full of bliss...
Other times it can be filled with darkness...
But whatever life may bring....
We will always have one another through thick and thin!

Do you remember what it felt like to buy your first house? Yesterday, we finally closed on the house that would have been ours before Hurricane Ike side tracked our plans. Mike and I are both excited because this is our first major purchase as husband and wife. We are a bit nervous too about the impact of change in our lifestyle now that we have a house to pay for. It's a great financial responsibility and there will be adjustments to do when it comes to our budgeting. Now that we have a mortgage payment, we’ll need to set aside the nonessential things and concentrate more on the important needs. It will not be like it used to be where we could eat out anytime, travel at will, and shop by urge.
The whole process of buying a house was very overwhelming! We walked through over 30 homes before we figured out what we really wanted to have in a house. It was fun but at the same time it was challenging and time consuming! But our eagerness to start a family in a house that we can call "our own" has offset all those tiny hurdles along the way.
After closing the house noon of yesterday, we worked our butts off to box up our things and transfer all our furniture to the new house. We were a little pressed for time because we only have one and a half days to move everything and clean up the apartment. We've been working like crazy for two days in a row now!
Although there are pressures, I'm still ecstatic to start the interior decorating! My mind is restless thinking about the endless possibilities of how we'd like the interior of the house to be. I am not a professional designer but this is the best chance for me to incorporate my sense of style and taste when it comes to decoration.. but of course Mike's opinion matters a lot too! Mike and I have different tastes... so we need to compromise in some areas to arrive on a decision that will make both parties fairly satisfied. This is where we'll be living for years so we have to be comfortable with the atmosphere and whole setting of the house. We are thankful for being so blessed with all the things that we've achieved in our marriage. I can't wait to continue our life together and build a family in a house that we will soon call home!! -MABEL-

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21 Comments:

  1. [nich] said...
    well, I never buy a house on my own. But I think I do know what it feels like to move-in to a new place, and grind my butt on the cleaning, and decoration.

    I always in need for some designer tips, just like you *LOL*

    btw, congratulation with the new house :D
    jai said...
    mabel how r u? thank you for adding me .....
    thats good to hear about you and mike having house....me and dan is searching a house as well at the moment and nmaking an offer of some our choice hopefully someone will take our offer...its hard to get a (bargain) i dont think naay bargain sa house but were trying our best na maka get less sa mga amount sa houses that we look at. im crossing my finger now na we can have a house soon as well...its hard to think all of those things na i set aside nato once having a house just to save for the payment of mortgage.....less eat out,less movies and shopping....(dan making fun) noodles time galore daw hehehehe......hope not that bad.
    okey i think taas na ni akong comment mura nag message.
    hope i can catch up to you sometimes...did u change your yahoo id....wala naman ka nako nakita sa chat.
    you take care bel and goodluck woth your new stuff , big stuff)
    GOD BLESS
    Lollii-Pii said...
    Congratulations..~!! Hope you'll have a new and a beautiful life in your new home..^^God Bless you and your family..
    Shawie said...
    wow! congratulations! that's a great thing! don't ask me about interior designing, that alone was like a whole year of looking this and that... but it turned out good in the end:)
    enjoy the fun of moving around, guess you'll miss that, hehehe...
    sweet heaven said...
    Congratulation's of your new house mabel. how are you?
    Mabel said...
    Nich, thanks! i'm not sure about the designer tips though. lol
    Jai, thank u! goodluck to your house hunt. It's going to take a while but I'm sure you'll find the perfect one for you.
    Lollii-pii, thank u girl! :)
    Shawie, it is exhaustingly fun! We've been really busy running around like crazy but everything is coming along well.
    Sweet Heaven, we're doing great here! are you enjoying your scrollable bloglist? hehe. thanks!
    Cashmere said...
    Congratulations on your new house!
    Cheers to a new house, new lives & new memories! =)
    stormin said...
    congratulations to you Mabel and your husband! best wishes and may God bless your new home.
    Bingkee said...
    Wow...that really feels exciting. I know the feeling because we also had moved to our first home (that we finally bought). Have a great and fun time decorating.
    Mabel said...
    Thanks Cashmere, Stormin and Ate Bing! the hard part is over now.. we'll start with the decorating pretty soon. I'm excited! :)
    fragileheart said...
    Hey Mabel, Congrats on your first house! I haven't bought a house myself but I'm old enough to remember my parents shopping around for the house we live in now. It was not easy! Glad you get one now. I'm excited for you - you get to start decorating your own home soon! One of my favourite things to do!
    Filipina Immigrant said...
    gurl, congrats to the new house!kanang mga mahilig sa arts na prehas natu (ahem apil pud ko), decorating is fun, it is an everyday hobby of mine pud. i felt the same way when josh and i bought our first home together after we got married here in the US, the house has really become part of the history making of what we started together. i'm pretty sure you will mark a number of treasured memories together in your legit first house!
    Babette said...
    Hi Mabel, congratulations on your new home! :o)
    Mabel said...
    Fragileheart, we're moving on to the exciting part! today was fun because we shopped around for knick knacks!
    Con, thank u! kulang na lang ta'g babies ani. ;)
    Babette, thanks. :)
    timi said...
    Congratulations and good luck Mabel!
    Mentor said...
    Hi Girl will you be my link exchange partner..

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    Dan Mihaliak said...
    Congrats on the new home. God Bless Your Home!
    Laane said...
    Congratulations!

    I hate moving, but I love interior decorating.
    Enjoy!
    Dori said...
    Congratulations on your new house! :)
    Mabel said...
    Timi, Dan, Laane and Dori... thanks! Mike and I are lovin the house! :)
    tin2 said...
    hi mabel,congrats on ur new home. i'll be moving also in a few weeks to start life in the province with my husband who has a practice there. good luck to us!

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