John and I are officially joining our blended family and beginning our life as Husband and Wife. As many of you know, our dream is to own our own home and stay close to family and friends in the bay area. We both work full time and more and yet saving anything substantial enough to move towards this goal seems next to impossible with a family of five. In lieu of gifts we are asking to help join us in building our savings for the down payment on our first home. The truth is while gifts are great we do not need new plates, towels, and toasters, but help to move us closer to saving the money neccesary for a down payment for our first home together as a family where our kids can grow up and always have a place to call home. We can't wait to say "I Do" and share this special day with everyone.