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Paying off our NEW Home, Part 2

So what happened after we paid off our house the first time?

In the 5 years following us reaching Baby Step 7…

We saved a lot.

We gave a lot.

We lived a little more, and I’m so glad we did!  (Because I can tell you one thing: it was HARD those first 5 years living on such a tight budget! We were ready to eat out a little more and take a few vacations!)

We also experienced life with a new lens: We became parents.

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Today, I turn 32!

I LOVE birthdays, and I love parties and celebrations and decorating and cakes and all the birthday things. I am not one of those “low key” kind of people when it comes to birthdays - I like to celebrate every year of life BIG. I don’t mind aging at all… I see it as part of life and want to age gracefully. So the more candles, the better!

But this year, it’s quiet. And I’m LOVING it.

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