The final walk through was fine, the closing was uneventful (except for the fact that we had to wait almost an hour for the checks to be printed, which meant that the three young children at the closing - Katie plus the seller's two - all managed to injure themselves and cry during the delay), and we left the closing with keys to our brand new home.
Since then, we found out that our monthly payment is going to be a few hundred dollars more than we'd anticipated, because the money held back for our property tax escrow is going to be about twice what we anticipated, but we've decided that we aren't going to focus on that right now.
Yesterday, we bought paint for the living room, dining room, and Katie's room, and we bought primer for our bedroom, the kitchen, and bathroom. Later today we are going over to do some painting.
We won't move into our new place until the first weekend in June. But even now, as I type this, we are homeowners. Right now that's a pretty good feeling.
(Photo taken at our final walk through, in what is now our new home (although we don't live there yet). The flowers are from our realtor.
Taken by Aunt Stephanie.)