We have the most exciting news! As of today, we’re under contract to buy our first home!
We had been discussing houses for a while and, honestly, I never thought we would ever be in a place where we were financially ready to purchase. It was always “some day we’ll have saved up enough for a house”… or “some day when we have our house”… and I really doubted that “some day” even existed! But as it turns out, our “some day” for this journey is 2/21/11!
We knew even before we were officially engaged that we wanted a small, intimate ceremony and reception that took place in our own back yard. The only problem with that is in our current rental, there is no back yard. At least not one big enough and private enough to hold a wedding, even a small and intimate one. And as we looked at other rentals in the areas we liked, nothing seemed to be available that suited our needs. And I was tired of throwing away rent money every month on something that I couldn’t even claim as mine. We realized that the only way we would truly be happy (and be able to hold the wedding of our dreams) was to actually buy a house.