You may have read my previous posts about the nightmare we have had trying to buy our first home.
The decision to buy a house, rather than continue to rent, was something that we had often spoken about, but we didn't expect it to happen so quickly after our wedding, last August.
The house was too good to pass up, no chain, fantastic location and a good size, we would have been fools to let it go. We put in our offer before Christmas and signed the paperwork in February. Our mortgage was approved and everything was going smoothly until we came to a crushing hault. There were issues with the deeds, it took another 3 months, a lot of tears and some stern emails to get to where we are now, yesterday the house went through and I still can't quite believe we can call the house ours.
We have been lucky enough to have always had a key as Nath knows the previous owners and the house was empty. You may have seen in a few of my vlogs that we started to tentatively decorate, a bit of painting here and there but nothing too major as we didn't want to push our luck.
We can get the ball rolling at last, I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I think I've been a lot more stressed than I had thought. I haven't been sleeping well lately and have just been prescribed some sleeping tablets by the Dr.
I've been daydreaming for so long about that house, about turning it into a home. Visions of Ava and I baking together in the kitchen, her playing in the garden, having friends and family over for dinner, birthdays and our first Christmas.
I feel quite overwhelmed as I write this, getting soppy over bricks and mortar may seem odd to some people but to me it's so much more. Finally having a place to call home is something that shouldn't be taken for granted. I feel so lucky to be able to do this, thanks to our amazing family who have helped us along the way. We really wouldn't have been able to do it without you. And to Nath's parents who have put up with us for almost a whole 6 months with not so much as a grumble, that is no mean feat.
We will never be able to thank our family enough but I will try and repay you the best I can in Sunday roasts and cake.