Minh is kind of scared of ever being an old dad. He says he doesn't want to croack before they graduate high school or college. haha makes sense! He noticed that a lot of attorneys he works with ..all have grey hair, but their kids are only babies & infants. I think that scares him. lol
I don't know what kind of mom I would be. I'm pretty good at taking care of pets. But that probably doesn't count. Minh & I were talking about his co-worker today who's a workaholic. She came to the decision that she's going to get a surrogate to have her children. She says she cannot work & be pregnant at the same time. It's too much of a pain for her. I think only a workaholic would say that. I think you would miss out on the bond you'd have with your baby.
ANYHOW, enough about kids. ~ Those are for the future.
The court hearing is at noon...so that gives us the morning to head over to Portland, OR to do some shopping (tax free style!). I want to stop by LV and pick up the Art & Architecture book. I'm dying to go through it! Plus, I'm hoping to see a few pair of earrings in person. I noticed that they were added to the website. I have the heart hoops in purple, but the pink ones are so darling. I definitely wouldn't mind getting them ...for myself for Valentine's Day. lol
Check them out in more detail at www.louisvuitton.com
Where I spend lots of time browsing! & drooling & desiring...sighhhh
I dunno though, it is a lot of money for Fashion Jewelry. But I know they will lift my mood. I'm thinking about going to return a few things I had dragged home from Nordstrom Rack ~ I figure I should save my moo-lah. Minh asked me earlier tonight, "do you think it's worth it to book a 2-day ticket to Michigan?" I was like, why are you planning on going with me? He looks at me. "No..I mean for you." I LOL-ed. He's a dork. I told him he's welcome to escort me to Michigan, then fly back to Washington. Then fly back to Michigan to take me back to Washington. He actually wouldn't mind doing that. lol He said, "We just have to pick the weekends when I don't have to work." He's a silly goose. I just told him, "it's okay, it sounds like a lot of work for you."
Also, on Sunday after lunch we were walking past the shoe department at Nordstrom Rack, and Minh goes aren't those Christian Louboutins? (They were Kate Spades but they had a red sole). I said, "No, those are Kate Spades, trust me I've already look at them last week." hahaha He goes Oh, but they have the red sole/" I said, they're just pretending, lets go. He said you know, I wanted to get them for you. I went to Nordstrom (He works right across the street from Nordstrom Downtown Seattle) to buy you a pair for Christmas. I know you want them because you always look at them. I didn't know there were so many styles. I got confused. The sales associate tried to help, but I didn't know what to buy you because I know girls are picky with shoes. (His female friend in college was a shoe fanatic, so he knows). I laughed SO hard as we were walking to the car. I said to him, "Honey, that's so thoughtful of you, but I'm glad you didn't get them because it's my personal goal to be able to buy my own pair." He says, I just wanted you to know that I knew you wanted them so I could get them for you. He's been so good lately. lol I think ever since he read my post about how I do his laundry. (He thanks me everytime I fold laundry). I do laundry a lot. I don't know why, we always have clothes to wash!
I'm really picky with towels...I like to have a fresh one everyday...pretty much. Well..fresh 2...one for body and one for face & hair. How often are you supposed to wash towels anyway?!?!!? I like to wash my pillow cases & sheets often as well. I'd rather not bask in body sleep aroma. lol
I think there are somethings that we should just buy ourselves. Especially, if it's something we always research & look at when we're shopping (or browsing). It's wonderful to get a gift from your boyfriend, but it's more rewarding to buy that "goal" item yourself. :)
Our Sunday Fun:
Minh & I did go to two open houses on Sunday. We felt good after touring two 800K homes. Well one was $750K, the other $800k. It's just beautiful to know that we are capable of affording this home together if and only if we get approved for financing hahaha. (It requires 2 mortgages, and monthly payments of $3700 (feasible), but you have to account for all the bills that go with a house!)
Lets see, requirements included:
10% down payment of $80,000
1st & 2nd mortgage
Total monthly payments $3739
My mom told me not to buy a big house until after I'm married. lol Minh & I just think about the investment part. This 800K can be worth over a million in a few years! I just started investing some money with help of my mom. In 3 years, I'll have a nice chunk waiting for me :) Thanks mom! I've been calling her a lot lately since I've been puzzled. She really helps me organize my thoughts & goals. She reminds me that I can't cheat a timeline --as much as I have already, she told me to slow down. When ready get engaged, buy a small place, save, get married, sell that small place, and then use that money as a downpayment towards a beautiful big house. (Where I want to raise a family!).
I'm hoping that my little sister will move out here this summer before she heads to college. I think she's deciding on Stanford just because she loves everything about California (lots of our family lives there). I don't know how I feel about it. I feel that she should go to Harvard. It's not everyday someone gets invited to attend Harvard! Plus, I wouldn't mind wearing a "Harvard Sister" shirt, hahaha jk, I dunno if they even make those! If they don't, I will wear the "Harvard Mom, and or Hardvard Dad shirt" JUST BECAUSE I CAN. (just like we all can if we really wanted to!) hahaha
My mom and dad remind me that they're proud of me for working so hard away from home. I'm trying not to let my current mood affect my creative spirit. There's so many things I want to accomplish in the next month.
But Minh can't stop thinking about that house...waking up to a view of Lake Washington justifies buying that house! We drive by it everday. I think I will be sad the day they put up a sold sign lol. It's unrealistic right now for us, we'd probably struggle so hard to pay the utilties & property tax each year. hahaha