Hello family and friends who are family!
First of all, we want to thank you for celebrating this amazing year with us. We brought 2017 in by getting engaged on New Year's Eve, in April we bought our dream house, and in November we're getting married! We are beyond blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives and we are grateful that you have been supportive of us every step of the way.
Homeownership in the Bay Area has always been a dream of ours and we're working to make our house a home, one improvement project at a time. Fortunately, we've completed big projects like replacing the roof, a balcony and painting inside and out but we have a long way to go!
For those of you wanting to celebrate in our homeownership and wedding, we set up a home improvement fund you are welcome to contribute to in lieu of a traditional gift. Though the gift of your friendship is more than enough, and a gift is by no means is expected from you, we understand that some of you would like to help us celebrate this next chapter by giving us something special. Your support will help us renovate the lower level of the house and other projects such as replacing a barbwire fence, installing double pane windows, and repaving our driveway.
Thank you in advance for supporting us and we can't wait for the memories we will make in our new home!
With love and gratitude,
Duane and Francesca