Thursday, September 3, 2009
I Love My House
I know I said I was going to post about my kitchen today. But I really don't want to and I'm not sure exactly why. If you ask Sam, he will tell you we are doing nothing with the kitchen. I would say we are considering painting the cabinets, new appliances, etc. etc. And therein lies the rub.
But that is not exactly why I'm not posting about it. I could always show you my dream kitchen, or my friend Sarah's new gorgeous kitchen, or even talk about whether or not painting the cabs is going to help resale down the road. But all of those topics would suggest that I don't love my house and I do. Because loving your house is not about having the most beautiful cabinets, or the perfect floor plan or even a sweet yard with shade. We have none of that. But we do have the greatest neighbors and friends and our home is comfortable and happy.
I really believe that choosing a house is a decision to be made with your heart and your gut and not your head. When we bought this house, I knew it was the right one for us. Just like I knew Sam was the man for me. And it wasn't a business decision and I can't give you any reason why other than it felt right.
And just like I have favorite things about Sam, I have favorite areas of my home (and favorite pieces in my home.) I'm keeping it real, so I didn't even clean up before I took the pictures.
I love this wall of pictures. I copied my friend Joy (who also gave me a bunch of these frames.) I love how the kids stare at the pictures and I love that Sam hung them all for me as I stood back and eyeballed it and yelled commands at him.
I love this hutch. Sam surprised me with it for Christmas when Luke was a baby. I love decorating it for different holidays.
I love these pictures of the kids. Luke is about 2 1/2 in his picture and Sammie is 18 months in her picture:
I love this storage room. This is where things get ugly. Yes, it's a huge mess. That's how we roll people. Sam built these shelves with his bare hands. See over there on the bottom left--that tub from Costco is my food storage. Bring on the big one, I'm good to go.
I love this big chair and pillow. The chair is big enough for two adults or me and all three of my kids to snuggle. When we bought our family room furniture. I picked out the material and trim for this pillow. Then the lady told me how much it was going to be and it was some ridiculous amount. So we decided not to get it. When the furniture was delivered--guess what was with the chair? It may be the nicest thing Sam's ever done for me.
Our basement. It has a ton of toys and it's always a mess and I can send my kids and their friends down there (the wii is there too!) and not see them for hours. Sam and his dad finished our basement and it's my favorite area of the house.
Finally: This little girl. (And all three of my kids--they make my house messy and loud and happy and fun.) Sammie is not only her father's namesake--she looks just like him. She adds sparkle to my life and keeps me company all day long.
This may have been my cheesiest post ever. Forgive me. I needed to be grateful today.