Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Halfway to First Anniversary

Jesse and I had another busy weekend! Friday after work I met up with a lady who lives in Issaquah. She has a 16 month old girl and was looking for a date night sitter. I'm excited about this because I want to earn a little extra money. I will babysit for her 1-2 nights a month. This coming Thursday I also have another interview for a part time job that's on the weekends and evenings working as an event aide for the city of Issaquah. That would be a fun job. Friday night Jeanne used the leftovers for fondue dinner tonight with just the three of us. 

On Saturday Jesse had a family come over for a photoshoot. He has made the garage into a studio so he can easily take portraits right there! At 4pm we went to Jesse's niece's birthday party. She turned 7 and it was at a pizza place. After that we went to the VanderVort's and had game night with some of our friends.

On Sunday we went to another church. We talked and will just attend the one next to our house because we are planning to buy a house in a different area in a few months. So it doesn't matter much since we will change churches. 

Yesterday Monday the 24th we celebrated our 6 month anniversary!! We went out for frozen yogurt which is always delicious! The time has gone by fast, but we have also done so much! I can't for until our one year! Yay!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Valentine's Weekend

So we had a pretty good weekend - or I feel that way anyways. Jesse was hasn't been getting good sleep so he was feeling the weight of that this weekend. Luckily he has today off to relax and do whatever he wants to really do. He can take it easy. However, I work today. This is not considered a holiday in an office setting. 

We started our weekend out with Valentine's Day on Friday. I got Jesse a WHOLE bunch of candy and a nice card. Jesse got me a beautiful Paris box, a bottle of wine, a heart box of chocolates and 5 roses. The box and wine goes together. For the wedding I wanted to do a wine/letter box, but we ran out of time and money. So that was really sweet of him to do this. The purpose of the wine/letter box is to open it if you are going through a rough time in your marriage. We have vowed to open it when one of these two happen first: 1. A rough time in our marriage or 2. We hit our 7 year anniversary. I think we are also going to make a tradition to do a letter every Valentine's. In my letter, I wrote some memories of us in the beginning, why I fell in love, what our goals are, and then quite a bit on if we are having a hard time in our marriage. I sealed it up and put it with the wine/box. We also went out to the Keg for a very nice dinner.

Saturday we had two people come to our house. I got my medical exam for term life insurance. Jesse also got his windshield replaced for free thanks to our insurance. We then went out to breakfast and did some errands. Oh the joys of being an adult. 

On Sunday Jesse went with me to church. I want to start attending church and Jesse has agreed to go with me if we find a church that we both like. So next week we will try a new one, and hopefully we will eventually find one that we both like. I really did enjoy the message that was given to us though. It was about marriage and it was just a good message. I attended the bible study at this church last week and they are going through the book of Job. I plan to go to this bible study until we find a permanent church.

Sunday night Jeanne hosted a fondue birthday party at the house for Jesse's brothers. They turned 27 years old.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Snoqualmie Falls - Winter

We went to Snoqualmie Falls yesterday because Jesse wanted to shoot more time lapse photography. Unfortunately it did not turn out well because it was super windy!! The camera would not sit still for Jesse on the tripod! Oh well, it was fun and SO COLD!

As for other news with the Sellands... Jesse started his elevator mechanic apprentice class on Wednesday. He will go each week except for summer and winter break. I believe he only has 3 years to complete his apprenticeship program. 

We were also very happy with the SuperBowl last Sunday! The Seahawks got their FIRST EVER win at the SuperBowl! :D All smiles here!

Next weekend we have Valentine's day, which we are going to the Keg! Already made reservations like 2 weeks ago! And then on Sunday we have a fondue party for Jesse's twin brother's and their birthday. 

We also get our tax refund on Tuesday. We are using it for getting a really nice wedding photo and then stashing the rest in our savings. So I will need to work on making our wedding photo book this week for sure!! They take a lot of time, but they are always worth it! We have one from our first year of dating and another one for our engagement guest sign in. We want to make one each year, so that means I need one for 2013! Oh boy haha, I better get a move on it!!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

House Hunting

Jesse and I have been saving up for a house basically since our wedding. We are looking at houses all over South King County and Tacoma. We are really trying to follow some of Dave Ramsey's financial advice and he suggests doing a 15 year mortgage to save money. 

We look for houses basically everyday. Our plan is to wait a year, unless we find something we really like and then we will try to go for it. In about 7-10 years our plan is to buy a bigger place and rent out of our first house. We would love to have a rental property to bring in extra income. 

So the only thing we can really do right now is to keep looking and saving money.