As we begin the next chapter of our lives, I've been reflecting on the time we've spent together since we first met in 2007 (the summer of love). Even though we've only been together for 5 years, it seems like we have know each other forever. We have been through some extremely tough times together (the death of my mom and your aunt) and some exceptionally great times together (our wedding and honeymoon, the birth of our first niece, and now buying our first home together). We have been there for each other through everything thus far, and I know we will continue to support each other unconditionally for the rest of our lives.
I am so excited to finally have a house that is OURS!! You will have your huge yard, a driveway, garage, attic and a basement man-cave! I get my giant closet and dressing area, my tub for relaxing and a whole house of blank canvas to decorate! We will have so much room for Peter to run around and plenty of bedrooms to fill with children (eventually).
Before we get to the "un-fun" parts of our new home (settlement and moving), I just wanted to express how grateful I am that you are the one with whom I get to share all of this. We are truly lucky to be able to afford such a lovely first home together, and we have each worked very hard to get here. Thanks to our parents for teaching us about ambition and hard work (and for paying for our college education... our lack of student loans was a huge head-start for our savings plan). All of those long days at the office are now paying off!
Of all the things I love about our new home (even my hardwood stairs!), my favorite part is that it's the place I'll get to spend time with you (and Peter, of course).
All my love,