We have purchased our first home!!! Yes, we are super excited!!! Cope and I have been saving for almost 5 years now and saved our money from 2 long years worth of deployments and we're finally seeing the benefits of our having stayed the course. We looked at houses while Cope was home on R & R in July just to get a feel of how far our money would go in today's market. We went in the one we bought not even thinking it would be in our price range and all be darn, it was! It is a new home but was in forclosure. It has all the nice features we were hoping for and even some beyond that. So after Cope went back to Iraq from leave I kept thinking about that house and how great it was. So to make a long story short Cope and I decided to try putting in a low offer and just see what happened. So we did and after only 1 counter we got our offer accepted!!! I'm planning to move in gradually and not actually live there until Cope comes back in late October. Cope will be back and forth from Georgia to Ft. Drum, NY for a few months but will hopefully be here the majority of the time starting around Christmas. All we have to do now is find Cope a job in the spring. We just have faith that it will work out as it is supposed to and hope for the best. That is all anyone can really do right? We are so thrilled to finally be able to put down some roots and own a little piece of Georgia soil. As I told Cope "we're just living the dream". Ramsey and I are now more ready than ever to have Cope home so we can make our new house the HOME our dreams are made of.
Ramsey holding the keys to his very own home!