Our First Home

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📷: @mcharmer 

Milestones are probably what we see most often on our boards and if we're being honest, we can never get enough! We always see so many amazing, different, life-changing moments, and we love that we get to be a tiny part of them. When Megan and Mikey made the big step and moved into their first home together, we couldn't help but feel so excited for them! We talked to Megan about this big life milestone. 


To start off, tell us the story behind this photo.

Mikey & I have been together for over 4.5 years. We met while working together at Disneyland (He was Tigger & I was his photographer). We got engaged on Christmas Day and were planning on moving in together in the summer. I had just received my Letterfolk board in the mail two weeks before and kept it in the box until the night before we moved. I wanted the first thing I wrote on the board to be something extra special!

Finding a good home can sometimes be hard; how was the process for you guys? 

Our original goal was to buy a home or condo together, but with the market being so high -- especially in Southern California -- we decided that it would be best to just rent. I was bummed because I always imagined moving into a cute little house right away, but I was reminded that it’s not a race and home is wherever you make it, regardless if you’re buying or renting. We were reminded of the song “Home is Wherever I’m With You,” and it kept our experience positive, even if it was a bit different than we had originally planned.

How was transitioning from living separate to living together? 

We lived about 45 minutes apart, so we were only seeing each other maybe 2-3 times per week. We were excited to no longer drive home late at night and actually spend more than 48 hours together in a row!

Were there any previously unknown quirks either of you discovered about each other once you started living together?

Everyone kept telling me, “Oh good luck living with a messy boy!” but Mikey is far from messy; he loves to keep things organized and in their place. He loves to vacuum and does the dishes every night. I discovered how much I love cooking for somebody else; it brings me so much joy. The hardest part is sharing a bathroom. . . . He takes longer to do his hair than I do! 

At what point did the house start feeling like a home? Was it right away or did it take a while? 

I’d say it was a good week until it started to feel real for us. It just felt like a nice little vacation together. Once we put photos up on the walls and decorated, it felt more cozy and homey. 

What is the best part of your first home together? 

The best part is coming home to see your best friend every single day. It’s nice having your person around 24/7, even if you just sit in silence together. There’s always something to laugh about; life’s more fun when you have someone to share everything with!

Lastly, we always like to ask: what is currently up on your letter board?

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” – Julia Child


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