Friday, January 15, 2010

unpacking::

Not having moved in my adult life I find my expectations to be very naive. I really thought that we would be all moved in now and life would be back to normal. far from it

The above picture is the side of the house that faces the large part of the yard, garage and tennis court (which we call a basketball court). I love this view of the house the best. The large windows in the middle are the diningroom, to the right of them are the kitchen windows ( I can watch my babies out in the yard). The windows to the left are the livingroom windows and then further left is the front porch.

I love that the little window above the diningroom windows is to the attic. It really serves no practical purpose at all. I was talking to Hannah (10 yr old daughter) the other night before bed about architecture. She was saying how her kitty looked like the Sphinx the way she was laying.
We talked about how buildings can be practical and pretty to look at--like our new house.

I feel antsy to get everything done so I can polish this house up, but need to pace myself. Even getting the bedrooms put together seems to take momentous energy. Seems the kids second wind is picking up and they are pitching in much more than the past couple of weeks. phew!

Tessa (18) and Aliss (15) have almost gotten their whole room done and it was so horrible...it reminds me of a dorm room now. They (and I) have worked so hard. There was a dog in there before that poo-ed and pee-ed all over the carpet. I won't go into that now though. It looks SO creative with both girls' decorating different styles on their own sides of the room! I will show photos of the before and after here in the next week. I don't want to leave the bad taste of the before in your mouth. LOL!

We have had TONS of rain...really. The storm acts differently here though. In our old house we lived a block from a large river and the wind came right off of it and shook the windows. Here we don't have that. It just seems like heavy rain.

My hope is that this is a shifting time for us and the kids will continue to be motivated in getting everything finished up!

Till then,
Lori
xo

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