We have company! Which is fabulous but leaves less time for blogging. But having company was good motivation to get the house in order.
After I took these photos I was feeling a little insecure about my abilities as an interior designer, and my reluctance to spend much money on decorating a home we will only live in for less than two years. I had no sooner sat on the couch to treat insecurity with a good dose of Facebook (always effective, right?) than I saw this blog post by Glennon. It warmed my heart and just made me feel really grateful for this place.
The shower and bathtub are separate, which is somewhat helpful, but not really because the water pressure isn't great if both are running at the same time. But this long shower head in the bathtub is soooo nice for washing kids. And there is one in the shower too, I love it. Almost as much as I love...
Sometimes an online purchase feels like such an amazing success- when you buy something that you are sure you wouldn't have been able to find if online shopping didn't exist. But then I realized this poster of these WWII airplanes wasn't what I thought it was and I found a much better one at the Winston Churchill museum we went to. *Sigh.*
The other day Richard said "You know, I don't really like this duvet cover." (He didn't say "duvet cover" because I'm pretty sure he's never used the word duvet.) If I had known he had an opinion on such things I might have asked. Or maybe not, because it was on clearance at IKEA. And it turned out it matched the fireplace pattern (in color, not so much in style) and I felt pretty good about it.
The "office." When we were listing our criteria for a house we really wanted a fourth bedroom for guests. But when it came down to it I think this might have been the only house we looked at that actually had four bedrooms. We decided it's not functional for two adults to sleep in here, so my parents are sleeping in Cameron and Eli's room and the boys are sleeping on the sofa bed in here. But it's really nice to have this little space, it makes a great sanctuary for Richard in the mornings.
So that's our house! We love it. It's one of those things that once in awhile Richard and I just vocalize our gratitude for it to each other. I'm usually one of those people who thinks you can be happy anywhere, and make the best of any choice, but this house feels especially right for us.
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