Today we're celebrating our two year wedding anniversary, which is crazy for us to say. How has it already been two years?! It seems like it was just yesterday and like it was forever ago all at the same time. Maybe it's because so much has happened in the last two years that it's just flown by.
In the last two years we moved into our first house we bought together, fixed it up, and thought we would be there for the next 5 years, at least. Then, Thomas' old house came up for sale and we knew we couldn't pass up the opportunity to buy it back, especially since we've talked for years about all of the things we would do to that house if we ever had the chance to get our hands on it.
We had planned on fixing up the house over a two year period but then we got the greenlight for our pilot, Down to the Studs, and we made the decision to fix it up then. How many times in our life would we have the opportunity to fix up Thomas' childhood home for a TV show?!
The next year and a half was very stressful and there were many late nights, tears, a lot of uncertainty, and doubts about if we would finish the house in time for our deadline. One thing we were always sure of though, was each other. We knew this process would be tough, but we never lost sight of the fact that this is all just part of our story. To even be married to each other feels like a blessing because when we got engaged, same-sex marriage was not yet legal in our state so we weren't sure when our wedding would even happen.
After we found out the show didn't get picked up for series, we were a little down. It hurt, yes, but it felt nice to know we could get back to our normal routine and focus on each other more. One of our favorite things in the world is to cozy up on the couch with pizza and a movie and we missed those nights during the renovation process. We got back to the basics and it's been pretty nice.
Tonight we're celebrating by going to a local Italian restaurant in downtown Cleveland, Cafe Roma, and then going to see a movie. We like to keep it pretty simple and it doesn't take much to make us happy. Dinner and a movie pretty much does it for us.
We're grateful to have found each other all of those years ago in our little town. We're also grateful for you. We feel like you are a part of our relationship now and we can't thank you enough for being here with us. We have loved reading your comments and suggestions and words of encouragement over the last two years. You have been with us since day one of our marriage, as we started The Property Lovers two years ago, right before we got married. We’ve had the time of our lives sharing our life together with you and we can't wait to see what the future holds. We're just getting started, so we hope you'll be here with us in the years to come. We love you, and we are so grateful for YOU today, too.