We did it! My husband Chris and I closed on our first home on Friday. Weeks of filling out forms, packing, and dealing with crazy nerves all came down to...signing our name on documents for more than an hour.
But it was so worth it.
That feeling of driving to the house, and opening the door together for the first time was a feeling unlike any other. It was a beautiful culmination of all the stress, hard work and emotion from the time we spent saving and planning for that very moment.
I'm lucky that I have a husband who is so willing to work hard. He's the absolute best. And I'm lucky to have a very supportive family, too; this weekend we started cleaning and painting the house, and my dad was practically on speed dial for questions, and my mom was our champion, getting us organized and helping us paint.
Our house is a small, very cozy ranch in my hometown, and the town that Chris has been in since high school. It's close to work, and easily in one of the quietest neighborhoods in town. We are excited to paint walls and put our love into this home, we've worked hard to get to this point, so we're going to continue to work hard and make sure it's something we can be proud of, for a very long time.
And because I love documenting everything, I'll be taking plenty of photos and posting updates here. After all, how many times in your life do you get to do something for the first time?!
I'm so excited to see what the future has in store!
What advice do you have for new homeowners?