Good News

Monday, October 28, 2013

My husband told me to be ready to go out someplace nice tonight because he had good news to tell me. Jokingly I said, "YOU'RE PREGNANT!". He said, "YES I AM!, but really, be ready when I get home".

We went to Harry & Izzy's, which is a restaurant owned by the same owners as St. Elmo's Steakhouse downtown. The menu is comparable with a little less selection. The food, however, is great. It is a splurge we don't make often (and as I child I wouldn't have dared dream that one meal could cost so much).

My husband moved up a position at work. He is now a part of the executive team (which is unheard of for a 29 year old). The boss he now report directly to, the COO, has told him, "You're smarter than I was at your age" and "I'm going to nominate you for the top 40 under 40". C-R-A-Z-Y.

His new paycheck that comes along with the new title is more than I've ever heard of anyone our age making around the Midwest (Think along the lines of a $40K increase - Yowzers!). His salary eclipses' most duel income families (and he has now surpassed the income his parents make together). However, nobody better EVER say I married him for his money. When I met him, back in 2009, he made 1/4 of what he makes now. Not to mention, I know my husband, our lifestyle will see very little visible changes.

He stated at dinner, his priorities with the extra money are as follows: a 403B? Plan for our child's education (won't stop either of us from forcing them to get a job to help though!), and invest it to make sure we have 6 months worth of income in case of worst case scenarios. I slyly told him, "Um, so we have money for the bathroom vanity I want now, right?"

He wants a basic-run-of-the-mill vanity, and I want a "pretty" one. We've been redoing our master bath ourselves (he's handy & I watch!)... it saves us money, so we've been spending more money on better materials. Plus it is a Super Tiny Master Bath... If I can't have a huge luxurious bathroom... I want a small luxurious bathroom. lol I've wanted a white/grey bathroom. Here is the vanity I've wanted:
He's been telling me we can't get it because it is too much money. I've been complaining about it with no good arguments. I might be able to get it now! *Fingers Crossed* I'll still probably have to fight him for it.

I also talked to him about wanting to get carpet in the four bedrooms upstairs (something I've wanted to do since we moved in), but I want to make sure we get it a few months before the baby. #1 Allow it to air out (chemical smells & all that) and #2 I wanted a soft/warm place for the baby to play/lay, as we have ALL hardwood floors and tile in this house. He didn't seem to have an issue with the idea except to say, "I don't care for the look of carpets, I like hardwoods better". I said, "You don't clean the hardwoods. I do double the work. I vacuum them and then I mop them. At least with carpet you can vacuum and done!".

Wish me luck on my bargaining skills. I'm working with an Executive now (OoOooooo Scary!)
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    Congrats to you and your hubby! Sounds like things are going really well in his professional life and that can make things in the personal life a little easier!

    I love redoing things and changing stuff in my home, my husband doesn't necessarily like all the work that comes with that for him! LOL!

    I'm so excited for you and I hope you get that vanity you want! It's purdy!
    2720 days ago
    Congratulations on your husband's promotion! What great news! I hope you get the vanity. It looks super cute ;)

    Changing the house is totally a nesting thing...I'm trying to convince my husband that we should refinish our hardwood (main level hardwood, carpeting on the stairs and upstairs). It is this awful dark brown colour that I've always hated lol.
    2721 days ago
    Congratulations on your husbands promotion. That is exciting. He had a wonderful way of telling you by taking you out to a wonderful restaurant. I hope you end up with the bathroom vanity you have been wanting. We also have a small master bath and ours is gray. I love it. Also congratulations on the pregnancy. You have a lot of wonderful things happening in your life and have a lot to be grateful for. But then I guess we all have a lot to be grateful for! Have a great week.
    2721 days ago
    emoticon on hubby's new promotion! What an accomplishment! I know all about the bargaining thing. Luckily my hubby and I usually agree on remodeling decisions or find an agreeable compromise. I'm sure you will eventually sway him your direction~lol!

    Also, I haven't been keeping up as much on SP lately and missed your other exciting news about being pregnant. So happy for you!

    Hope you're having a good week :)

    2721 days ago
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