The couple bought their home just six months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. It was a fixer upper, over 100 years old. Drew says, "We felt like this was doing our part in the community, buying an older home renovating it and making it better."
But the New Orleans Saints - an organization trying to rebuild from the aftermath of Katrina - came calling. Brees has always felt a tight bond with the city saying, "They believed in us and we believed in them."
Drew met Brittany when they were students at Purdue University. The minute he saw her he said to himself, "I'm going to marry that women." It took Brittany a while to come around because of the "cheesy pick up line" he used. "It was so cheesy," Drew says, I'll "keep it to myself."
Drew Brees says one of his favorite game balls is from Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, when the Saints defeated the Falcons. The Superdome had just reopened after Hurricane Katrina. "I think it was really the resurgence of New Orleans that night. The entire dome was rockin'."
This iconic picture of Drew, Brittany and Baylen at the Super Bowl is located front and center in the room. "It's moments like this that will live forever, definitely one of the greatest moments of our lives just to share that achievement together on the podium at the Super Bowl."
Drew also has a number of mementos from the personal collection of his hero, baseball legend Ted Williams. Drew originally wanted to be a professional baseball player. "I always admired the fact that he was probably the greatest blend of power and just pure hitting."
Drew has kept commemorative military coins ever since his first USO trip. Among his most cherished: one from SEAL Team 6 and another when he met the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen.
One coin that has special meaning to Drew is a coin from Camp Kinser in Okinawa, Japan. This is where his grandfather, Ray Akins, stormed the beach during World War II. Drew says, "That was the greatest generation. Those were strong men and women. We owe our lives to them every day."
Brittany says she's most proud of Drew's Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award and his Sportsman of the Year award. These awards honor Drew's volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field.
On their honeymoon, Brittany and Drew Brees started a charitable foundation called the Brees Dream Foundation. At first, its focus was to improve the quality of care for cancer patients. The foundation grew to include raising money for rebuilding New Orleans and for Hurricane Sandy relief.
Drew and Brittany own a painting in their home that has special meaning to them. It's called "Spy Boy." The painting depicts a young man dressed in a traditional Mardi Gras Indian tribe costume. It was painted by the son of a neighbor, artist Daniel Pryce, who was murdered in 2003. "Daniel Pryce was so talented," says the couple. "It's a beautiful piece. It just speaks to your heart."
Baylen Brees, almost 4, lower right, is more the artistic type according his father. Here, he's learning how to be a sound man with the help of the "Person to Person" crew. Could a career in television be in his future?