Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fast Forward 5 Years

As I sit in our tiny apartment that just keeps getting smaller and smaller due to all the boxes, I grow increasingly more claustaphobic. I know it's temporary, but these two weeks are going incredibly slow and we just want to get into our new place!

Instead of complaining about how there is hardly any room to move because boxes have taken over, or how much I loathe packing, I've decided to dream about where we will be in 5 years. I will be 30 (YIKES!!) and Garth will be 32 years old. I hope we'll be living in one of these houses:

Garth plans on driving his Sebring (his other love) until it dies, so he will hopefully still be driving that in 5 years. If we weren't being realistic here, he would be driving a Corvette Convertible. I turn in my leased car next year and we plan on buying this:

I see us with one beautiful little baby and another on the way. I hope we're living in North Carolina or Georgia. Or anywhere that shuts down with one inch of snow and is only an hour from the ocean. Garth will have opened a web design business and I'll be a stay-at-home mom working very part-time as a wedding coordinator. We'll have a Golden Retriever named Chandler (my fave Friends character) and an English Bulldog named Manchester (after Garth's fave soccer team - Manchester United). We will have a big deck facing a lake, complete with a firepit. We will have a gorgeous speedboat and kayaks tied to our deck. THAT would just be perfection.

Of course, this is just our plan. We all know that we make plans and God laughs (wise words from my Dad). But it will be fun to look back at this in 5 years and see how close we are to this dream. But no matter where we are in 5 years, I know it will be where God wants us to be and that is enough for me.

58 comments:

Texan Couture said...

Sounds like a really good plan to me :)

Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

It's so true that God laughs at our plans, but I hope he agrees with yours! What a great plan!

Jon and Steph said...

Wow, that sounds fabulous! Awesome plan ;)

mrs.leah.maria said...

Can't argue with that!

Christie said...

That's sounds like a pretty nice life! Even though God laughs, I'm sure that with the faith you two share, He'll bless you in many ways- even if they aren't necessarily these ways.

Megan said...

I think that you will have all of those things in 5 years! :-) I love both NC & Georgia. (Virginia is pretty nice too-- where we are is nice & cozy---we're 20 minutes from city life and about 1.5 from the beach!)

recipes for the life said...

Great plan. Love that house!

BTW, I have just tagged you, so do visit my blog when you have some minutes to spare.

♥ Chaitra

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Sounds like a great plan!

And yay for Seabrings!!!! haha

Lauren Kelly said...

Girl, I hope you get all yoru dreams and more :)

Elizabeth said...

I hope it all comes true - sounds like a great life. :)

Erin said...

Hey, you'll never get ANYWHERE if you don't have a plan! Love the houses, btw :-)

Amanda said...

First of all...I LOVE that white house with the wrap-around porch!! Secondly, if you move to Savannah, GA, you'll be sure to get your fill of grits!

♥ H ♥ said...

I hope all your dreams come true. And I'm in the picture living with you in one of those houses, on a lake, w a boat, and a firepit! HAHA...we're pretty much dreaming the same dream!!!!

Chandra said...

Tell you what- I'll take the first house, and you can have the second. ;)

jen + ryan said...

i needed this today... we're dreaming too :)

AmberDenae said...

Awww, this was such a sweet post and I hope you get all of that and even MORE! :)

Taryn said...

What a plan! I love that you have your dogs and their names already picked out.

LyndsAU said...

I saw that 1st house on TYH the other day and absolutely fell in love! It's so dreamy!!
I love your plans! ;) Sounds perfect to me!
And I love the comment about "we make plans adn God laughs!" so so true :)

THE Stephanie said...

Sounds like a nice plan! Great idea to write it down to... will be fun to look back and see where God has you and be able to compare.

God's plans are always best, but sometimes they're the same :)

Lauren said...

This sounds like a great plan--of course like you said God always likes to throw us curveballs!

Annie said...

My fiance and I are also dreaming ;)
We had a long talk last night pretty much about the exact same things....living in a house that's on a lake or maybe one on a golf course! lol! We were looking at dream homes online as well. So exciting to think about the future!

Jessica said...

Sounds like a great plan! It's fun to dream about the future :-)

Jenny.Lee said...

Go Manchester United! ;) I think your plan sounds pretty perfect.

Whitney said...

What a great plan!

Ashley said...

i think we have the EXACT same line of thought as to where we want to be in the future!! except on the baby part i'm thinking more like 7-8 years :-)

katie + bret said...

What a beautiful plan :) I love the houses! That is totally my style! Also, I have that car and I love it - good choice! Not that I am biased or anything ;)

AmyT said...

sounds great to me...wonderful plan!

Meg said...

sounds like a wonderful plan. I would love to live closer to the ocean one day. I love it! ;)

the future mrs Hinz said...

dreaming about the future is fun! love the houses you picked :)

Perfectly Pleasant said...

I could move into that first house right now!

Lucy Marie said...

Sounds like a lovely plan. I love that quote from your father "we make plans and God laughs"

I have been doing an awful lot of planning lately so I have a feeling God's been doing an awful lot of laughing.

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

Sounds like a great plan! Invite me to your housewarming party when that happens!

By the way...Texas wants you here!

Crystal said...

Good goals :-) and by-the-way North Carolina is beautiful.

Miss Anne said...

Sounds PERFECT.

I love to daydream about the future.

Brittany Ann said...

I love those houses! And I might just have to copy your plan! Sounds like perfection;)

Lucky in Love said...

What a fantastic plan! I hope all your dreams come true :)

Lindsey said...

In 5 years can I come live with you?

MissJody said...

Ummm...you forgot a part lil' missy...
" Yea, and Miss Jody from "Miss Fancy Pants" will come over and trim my dogs' nails and then we will go boating!"

I thought I'd just refresh your memory there for ya! :)

Tara Gibson said...

i hope god agrees with your plan! sounds perfect!

a H.I.T. said...

God laughs at my plans all the time, but I do love your future 5 years!

Marissa said...

Sounds like a wonderful plan!

Mrs. McB said...

Just post....
love your plans....
love that you acknowledge that they are truly God's plans.....
I always like to plan things and realize that God is laughing at me.....

Brown Girl said...

That sounds like a fabulous plan, so good I may have to copy it!

- Sarah :-) said...

Um... apparrently we'll be living next door to each other in 5 years and having regualr playdates with our children.

*cheers*

Here's to you, neighbor!

The Pink Tutu said...

Those houses are too cute! It's great to have a plan.

Justine said...

How about I move next door ;) Sounds PEEEEERfect! :)

bekah said...

I love looking to the future!

Katie said...

Oooh I love the top house! Your 5 year plan sounds wonderful! My hubby and I have a 5 year plan but its a little less financially stable (it involves planting a church in a city that is cross-country from where we are now!) so I doubt we'll have boats or decks or maybe not even a house. So...when you do have those things, can I come visit?? ha ha!

New England Girl said...

I hope you get everything you want and so much more. You two deserve it! :) Those houses are lovely, too! You could gain a lot of baking experience in those kitchens, haha. :)

Alicia

Jules said...

I love this post and I can just picture it now! I can see you and Garth being right where you want to be in 5 years :)

Milltini said...

Sounds like a great plan! I feel your pain with the boxes...moving day is just around the corner and I haven't even started yet, but I know its coming and that is almost the worst part of the whole process!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

Sounds great to me! Love the houses...Thats not in our future for sometime, but someday!

jlc said...

LOVE the first one!! I'm a huge fan of the red doors.

*~! megs !~* said...

that first house could be my dream as well!

and i like the idea of you moving to georgia!

Kaitlyn said...

That seems just wonderful!

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Emily Jean said...

I love it! Dream big!

Ms. Neha Gandhi said...

awwww so so so cute...loved ur post and ya... Amen !!! :)