Life of Mrs B

my adventures as a new wife – trying to figure it all out


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The B’s Have Moved!

So when someone tells you that the 3 most stressful things that one can encounter in their lives are marriage, new job and moving believe them. When you try to tell yourself that you can overcome the obstacles please take a few minutes to think about it.

In August Mr. B and I became man and wife, in September we house-hunted and I job searched. In October we bought a house and started the moving process. In November I started a new job AND we got the keys to our house.

Since my last post in early November a lot has happened in our lives! Moving, painting and unpacking a house is a crazy thing to do, all while you just started a job.

I will try to update a few times a week with the happenings of our lives but to be honest right now we are just enjoying the newly wed-life and new home-owner life.

I hope everyone is enjoying their Holiday season!

-Mrs B

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Life

I am not the best at posting all the time (even though I have not had an excuse not to seeing as I’ve been unemployed!) but things have actually all been falling into place for Mr B and myself over the past month. I mentioned last time how things have been a bit rocky since we moved back home not with our marriage nor our relationship but more so with my self-esteem with everything. Well my friends (or lack-there-of on here at this point womp womp) things are on the up-and-up and we could not be more thrilled!

We have FINALLY found a home, a gorgeous home, our dream home, our FIRST home and we are so so so close to closing on it like a matter of days now that we are giddy little school girls right now waiting to get the call!

(*please do not mind the bright pink mailbox we will be getting rid of it ASAP) But this is our home! It doesn’t look like a lot from the front however it is spacious (1400 sq.ft.) 3-bedrooms 1 bathroom and an open floor plan completely updated!

AND very excited that starting Monday I will officially be working full-time again! After (almost) 4-months of nothing but staying at home looking for jobs I am finally able to join the working world again and am beyond thrilled! I feel so blessed that I was able to find what is basically my “dream” job. (I say “dream” job because let’s be honest for right now starting back up again it is exactly what I was looking for!)

So there you have it my friends life has been moving on for the B’s and we couldn’t be more thrilled for what is coming up! I’ll make sure to post a full picture tour both pre-move and post-move so you can see what our home looks like :-).

And since I want to re-live our day that was just a short few months ago be on the look out for our wedding and honeymoon posts in the coming weeks 🙂


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Failure to Launch

I know I mentioned in a previous post about some of the timing of big life changes that have been happening to Mr B and myself over the past few months. As always “it is a long story” but the basics of it are that a little over a year ago we made the decision to follow a job opportunity for Mr B that took us to South Bend, Indiana. We had numerous discussions about the pro’s and con’s and our future (we were not yet engaged) and what it would mean for us.

Thankfully I was blessed with finding a job before we even moved Mr B into the new apartment. I moved down two weeks after he did and we started our life there. Fast-forward a few months to when we got engaged and were having to spend time up in Michigan a lot doing the planning and our thoughts on where we wanted to plant our roots changed. Quickly realizing how much our families meant to us we made a commitment to ourselves that we’d be moved back to Michigan by Summer 2013. Little did we know fate would have us here a whole year sooner.

On a trip home in early April Mr B’s mom was telling him of some changes at his old employer and how a position he had once wanted was open now. I talked him into applying “what could it hurt” and we were thrusted into a – no joke – three month long process. I always in the back of my mind wanted him so badly to get the job so we could move home, I had not grown un-happy with our life in Indiana but it was lonesome, we knew no one but ourselves and because of work schedules and traveling back and forth for wedding planning and fall activities we had a hard time getting to know people.

Well, as I said it was a three month process from the time he applied but after three months he was finally offered the job and we made the decision to move back home to Michigan, no house, no job for me and a wedding a little over a month away. We are so lucky his best friend has allowed us to move back in with him temporarily while we house-hunt but that is where we have failed to launch. After almost two full months of house hunting and three offers we are still at square-one. Not only that I have also yet to find a job – no good.

So here we are on our one-month anniversary of our marriage still living with our Best Man and his fiancé and me still looking for a job. I know life could be worse but I have to say this is not exactly how I thought the first month of my marriage would be. Please do not get me wrong I am so in love with Mr B and LOVE being Mrs B more than anyone can imagine I just wise our lives where exactly where we wanted them to be and everything was in place, but alas I suppose if that were the case it would not be life.

This has gotten longer than I expected so I’ll leave with just one thought – I suppose it doesn’t matter where I live or whom I live with beyond Mr B as long as we are together. I know that in due time we’ll find a house and I’ll land an awesome job but until then I’ll be content that we haven’t fully launched yet and continue to love every minute I get to spend as Mrs B!