We Moved!

Well hello. You may have noticed, we’ve been M.I.A. for some time.

Consider these past two weeks us on vacation. Things have been nuts, NUTS I tell yah, in our neck of the woods. Between adjusting to life back home, finding and starting new careers, attending birthdays, weddings, bachelorette parties and all things in between, the latest this week..

WE MOVED IN TOGETHER!

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That’s right, we finally left the mother nest. But we’re still in our hometown of San Jose, CA. I know it sounds a bit odd, (almost) thirty year-old adults still living at home with their parents, but it’s actually quite common especially in the Asian household. We don’t leave until we’re married.

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Did we mention how much harder it is to move in to a new place versus living out of a backpack for a year?

It hasn’t been the easiest of journeys the last six months. I struggled with getting a job which had my emotions running out of control. I was not in the mood to plan a wedding I can’t afford. To this day, I have yet to shop for a dress. On top of that, we had house hunting on our minds because it would be really strange to get married only to then go on our separate ways back to our individual parent’s place. We struggled competing with the current housing market. Mesh all of the above together and you can imagine it’s been one stressful first half of the year.

However, I’m happy to report, it’s been one week to the day at our new place and I feel right at home – hectic, frustrated with a hint of comfort. We had our first weekend together with no plans, no other place we had to be other than home. I got giddy and excited to come home after a long day at work just to walk into the door and yell through the house, “Honey, I’m home..” That just brings a smile to my face. Our home. Life is pretty good right now.

I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Psst.. we’ll be back from vacation next week kicking off with a new weekend getaway packing list, posts from Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia AND.. celebrating Gerard’s 30th birthday!

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  • Nate@HouseofAnnie

    Congrats on the move, you guys! It’s been an eventful year.

  • Nate@HouseofAnnie

    Congrats on the move, you guys! It’s been an eventful year.

  • Ashley of Ashley Abroad

    Congrats!! Looking forward to reading your Southeast Asia posts :)

  • Ashley of Ashley Abroad

    Congrats!! Looking forward to reading your Southeast Asia posts :)

  • http://married2travel.com Sheila

    Congratulations! In filipino culture they still expect married couples to live with their parents. When we visited Philippines, our family was surprised we lived on our own despite being married.

  • http://married2travel.com Sheila

    Congratulations! In filipino culture they still expect married couples to live with their parents. When we visited Philippines, our family was surprised we lived on our own despite being married.

  • Leah Travels

    Congrats! It’s a great feeling having something to call your own. Best of luck.

  • Leah Travels

    Congrats! It’s a great feeling having something to call your own. Best of luck.

  • Mica Ivealis

    Yay! Congrats new home owners! Now you can sit around in your underpants on your own couch and relax!

  • Mica Ivealis

    Yay! Congrats new home owners! Now you can sit around in your underpants on your own couch and relax!

  • http://artofadventuring.com/ Michael

    Congrats!!

  • http://artofadventuring.com Michael

    Congrats!!

  • Lola DiMarco

    So happy for you! And I’m glad to hear the second half of the year is turning around for you! :) Excited to have you back!

  • Lola DiMarco

    So happy for you! And I’m glad to hear the second half of the year is turning around for you! :) Excited to have you back!

  • http://www.stayadventurous.com/ craig zabransky

    welcome home… well, to your home… i am sure it will be an adventure… stay adventurous, Craig

  • http://www.stayadventurous.com/ craig zabransky

    welcome home… well, to your home… i am sure it will be an adventure… stay adventurous, Craig

  • http://traveldestinationbucketlist.com/ Anita Mac

    Woohooo and congrats…very exciting! Welcome home…when’s the house warming!!! Have always wanted to travel to San Jose!

  • http://traveldestinationbucketlist.com/ Anita Mac

    Woohooo and congrats…very exciting! Welcome home…when’s the house warming!!! Have always wanted to travel to San Jose!

  • @mrsoaroundworld

    Many congratulations and all the best in this new stage!

  • @mrsoaroundworld

    Many congratulations and all the best in this new stage!

  • Steph (@ 20 Years Hence)

    Congrats guys! I think you’ll find that getting married is not nearly as big a step as actually moving in together; Tony & I lived together for nearly 2 years before we got hitched and that was definitely more of an adjustment than when we finally did get married. Then again, traveling together around the world for nearly a year is probably an even bigger step than moving in, so I foresee lots of smooth sailing in your future! 😀

  • Steph (@ 20 Years Hence)

    Congrats guys! I think you’ll find that getting married is not nearly as big a step as actually moving in together; Tony & I lived together for nearly 2 years before we got hitched and that was definitely more of an adjustment than when we finally did get married. Then again, traveling together around the world for nearly a year is probably an even bigger step than moving in, so I foresee lots of smooth sailing in your future! 😀

  • Toni White

    Huge congratulations on the new phase in your life guys! Exciting times ahead :)

  • Toni White

    Huge congratulations on the new phase in your life guys! Exciting times ahead :)

  • http://www.jettingaround.com/ Pola

    A big congrats to you guys!! Have fun. :)

  • http://www.jettingaround.com/ Pola

    A big congrats to you guys!! Have fun. :)

  • http://travelingted.com/ Traveling Ted

    Congrats on getting your new place. 30 years and getting your new place is actually not all that uncommon even in the U.S. I moved out at 19 and went to college but then twice moved back home for stints of a couple of years between ages 25 and 32. It sounds like an exciting time for you.

  • http://travelingted.com/ Traveling Ted

    Congrats on getting your new place. 30 years and getting your new place is actually not all that uncommon even in the U.S. I moved out at 19 and went to college but then twice moved back home for stints of a couple of years between ages 25 and 32. It sounds like an exciting time for you.

  • http://www.theworldofdeej.com The World of Deej

    Congrats you guys!

  • http://www.theworldofdeej.com The World of Deej

    Congrats you guys!

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