As I mentioned in previous posts, Matt and I are going to start trying to get pregnant this summer (despite the fact that I don't think I ovulate regularly and may have problems getting pregnant).
Although I'm a perpetual planner and love looking forward to things, I'm pushing myself to savor the stage we're in. We've been married for almost two years, and our time together is so fun. Once we have a child, we'll never again experience the same freedom or lightness we have right now (of course the baby will introduce new wonderful things into our lives). Even after the kid(s) go to college (or follow the other life path of their choice), we still won't be as unburdened as we are now.
Matt and I have already been through several stages together: Dating, Not-Dating, Engagement, and Newly Married. Each stage has its benefits and its drawbacks. Instead of always looking ahead to what's next, I want to cultivate the habit of appreciating what's right here.
So, here's a toast to celebrating the stage you're in (whatever stage that may be)!