One of the little things I do for me just about every day, is to take some time to read Kelly's blog at Kelly's Korner. She is truly an inspirational person... and we would so be friends in real life if we really knew each other! haha.... she is totally missing out, right? :) Anyway, each week she does a little thing called "Show Us Your Life" where other bloggers can post and link to her website. All that to say, that this week in SUYL it is House Tour: Living Room. So here goes....
I have been really excited about this because I am so proud of my home... not just my house. David and I have always worked really well together when we remodel or build. He is the logistics person and contractor and really the person who knows everything about construction. I, on the other hand, just know what I like. So I come up with stuff, and draw really special (aka horrible) pictures to get him to understand what I'm thinking.... and he tells me if it can be done or not and we go from there. Our house is truly a labor of love! David did everything in it with the exception of brick, plumbing, electrical, roofing and carpet. He is such a talented builder and contractor and put sooooo much time and love into building our house..... I would have helped out more, but I was kind of gigantically pregnant with Barrett... (we moved in when he was 6 days old!) How's that for timing!!!
So here is a look at our humble abode...
Front porch - I'm ready to decorate for fall but I just can't bring
myself to it when it is 92 degrees! Come on in!
View of Foyer from Front Door....
View of Living Room from Foyer. The foyer is on the right and the dining room is to the left. David built our mantel and did all of trim work and I love it!!!
Living Room looking into the breakfast nook. I love a good project and my next one is curtains! I have a good idea of the style that I want and maybe I can get inspired to find some fabric and make some.
Since we have lived here, I think I have had the couch in like 8 different places. I had it kind of diagonal for a long time, but obviously it was too close to the kitchen bar. I kept finding Barrett in my kitchen sink with water running and soap everywhere, so the new location of the couch seems to work the best.... especially for safety!!!
My mother-in-law brought a friend over to see Macey and Barrett this week and gave us the biggest complement. She said, "You can't even tell kids live here." We have had our share of baby equipment in the living room, but for now we use the drawers and cabinet space in our entertainment center to hide the kid clutter...
Okay, this is my closing thought. Even though I am super proud of the four walls, roof, and decor that make up our house, it doesn't compare to the people and memories and traditions and love that make it a home! I could not be more blessed! I love that I will have these pictures to show my kids some day (I am sure they will get a big laugh out of all the things I think are so cool right now). But most of all, I want them to look back and know that
as for this house, we will serve the Lord! Joshua 24:15
And PS... If you need any construction/contractor services.... I sure know a good one!
Clayton Construction Company