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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Our First Home

This post isn’t exactly wedding related, but it’s definitely a HUGE part of this Miss becoming a Mrs. – Ryan and I are in the process of buying a house! We started our search at the first of the year, found a new construction that we fell in love with about three or four weeks ago – I believe it was February 3rd, and we close on the house a week from Friday! March 9th has officially been the slowest arriving day, ever! Well, with the exception of another very important day in October ;)

We saw quite a few houses during our hunt, and after seeing them we learned that we really liked the newer homes and features that came along with them. As first time homeowners, we are really looking forward to projects of our choosing, not so much repairs and remodeling, so a home built within the last few years was what we were aiming for. Then, we fell in love with a brand new home (surprise!), in an area we loved, and we just had to go for it – as in, the next day Ryan signed the papers and we got the ball rolling. It was a little emotional, but we both woke up the day after seeing the house, and knew it was right for us. Considering the fact that I like to plan, compare, discuss, and discuss some more before any “big” decisions (okay, maybe a few smaller ones too) that’s really saying something!

We are SO excited about this step we’re taking, and we’ve already learned a lot along the way. I have to give most of the credit to Ryan, since he’s the one doing all of the not-so-fun stuff that comes before you actually get to enjoy the house, and he’s been quite the trooper through all of it.

We are counting down the days until we get to hold those keys in our hand and call it our home! I’m sure the salesman who works at the model in the neighborhood is counting down the days too, considering we’re there almost every week asking if we can “just go look one more time?” It’s just so exciting to imagine where furniture will go, and what our place will look like once it has our own "touch".

all ready for us to move in! /  personal photo
I am a tad bit jealous of Ryan, considering he’s ending his apartment lease and gets to move in right away, while I still have a few months of school, a wedding to finish planning, and THEN finally get to move in. However, I am extremely excited and thankful that we will have such a beautiful place to call our home as soon as we’re husband and wife. We are both SO grateful and excited about that. And of course, just because I’m not living there yet doesn’t mean I won’t be decorating until then and getting it ready for my arrival ;)

The only downside to this exciting step is how much of a distraction it is from wedding planning! All I can think about is decorating this room, or painting that one. I'm hoping I will be able to find a happy medium soon!

Has anything non-wedding related taken up a large part of time during the wedding planning? Anyone else recently decided where will be your first place together? 

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