It was 10 years ago today that my wife and I closed on our first house. Now, 3,650 days later, it's still the place we fondly call home. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, swimming pool, decent-sized yard – all tucked away comfortably in suburban Orlando.
When we bought our humble abode, we figured we'd stay three, four, maybe five years and then upgrade. Well .... funny how time quickly and mysteriously disappears. Here we are, a decade and two kids later and upgrading is as implausible as ever. Also unnecessary. Our place may be modest, but all four of us fit within its boundaries just fine. Most important of all, we love our home sweet home.
On a nice spring day like today, with the hibiscus and gardenia blooming by the pool and a warm breeze whistling through the palms, we are grateful for our slice of pure paradise.