An opportunity has come up that would allow our family to get out of the cycle of renting before the first of the year, all we need is a little bit of help to make this happen. As a family we decided to forgo individual gifts this year and instead focus on something we could enjoy as a family. At first we had our sights set on Disney tickets (we still plan to do that just a bit later) but now that we have a chance to become homeowners we are shifting our focus. Most of you know that we didn't have a wedding, we don't ask for anything from others, and we never expect anything that we haven't worked our butts off for. So this year, if you plan on sending Christmas gifts to us or the kids we ask that you instead contribute to our down payment. Thank you all in advance!