As of yesterday, Ian and I officially became homeowners!
I had alluded to the fact that we were buying a house several times on the blog, but was hesitant to make a big deal out of it until every last bit of paperwork was done. Monday night was like Christmas Eve, but I was also terrified that we would show up to the title office on Tuesday and there would be some terrible mistake and we wouldn't actually be able to have this house that we fell in love with.
But everything went just swimmingly. As we neared the bottom of the stack of seemingly endless paperwork, I noticed myself getting giddy and fidgety. Even though we had just basically signed our life away and are now farther in debt than ever, we bought a HOUSE! Of our own!
Obviously it called for a celebratory feast at a Greek joint in downtown Fairfax.
It's a bittersweet feeling as we pack up everything from our first little home together in Georgia's house, the first and only place we have ever known together. I actually loved house hunting. It sure wasn't as easy as they make it look on HGTV, but there was something so exciting about spending a Saturday discovering new houses in the area, getting to poke around all the nooks and crannies of an empty home, just imagining the possibilities. Was it overwhelming? Of course, and after several months it was even a little discouraging. But when we walked into this house, we knew that it was our house. It was just like falling in love--you just knew.
There is still so much to do and so much to pack up, but I am so excited to make the house our new home together.