For our anniversary, we made an extra house payment. Here it is:
It's what we really wanted. Making an extra payment each year will bring down the principle much faster, and speed the day when our place is truly our own.
It's been a good year, despite our sharing the economic problems everyone in our social class had. We had to stretch and save to make the extra payment, but what better investment for ourselves and a symbol (however idiosyncratic) of our commitment to each other!