In honor of wonderful Judy I have pulled up a few “blast from the past” pictures of my home…
I laughed while going through these…
…so many things have changed in the rooms from these photos below…
…from new upholstery and counter tops…
…to vintage tile and kitchen updates…
…yet it is not the ‘things’ that have changed as much as my family…children added and children aged…dolls have given way to crushes…cribs passed to the next sibling…
What you see below are just still photos from a slice of my life
…but what isn’t captured from picture to picture is the actual living that goes on here…
…leaf projects for biology class spread across the kitchen table…
Pinterest creations started and waiting to be finished :-)…
…bags and uniforms and cleats in the halls to grab on the way to ball, or swim, or Mother’s day out…
And then comes the occasional moment to sit, laugh and take in the whirlwind of life around me…
…and I am thankful for the love, the laughter, my God who has blessed me…
…and I smile…


A local magazine popped by to take a couple photos of our home one day…
(I say this as though it happens all the time…
*sigh*
…that would be nice…like weekly trips to the spa and daily massages…however…like both the spa and massage…it was a rare occurance)…
…my family room (the couch has since been recovered…and I have my grandmother’s wonderful chairs in the dining room)…
…The winter scene from the dining room mural…it took me a night for each season…but that floor in the entryway took three weeks!  Also…the chest is recycled from my oldest daughter’s nursery
…another garage sale re-do…and it is still holding strong!

 

 A few house details…laughed when I saw this one…as I have changed many things in my home since these pictures
…like my backsplash and counter tops…
…the pictures above the sideboard…wait…I have even changed the sideboard!…
…maybe the nice photographer man will come back :-)…
A peek into the “man cave”… cosy, warm, and dark…the perfect place to snuggle in for a show…
My house is very quirky…there are stairs everywhere…this room is in the “new part of the house”
 (it was only built in 1930)
this is a peek above the study…where my boys lay their heads tired from boy adventures involving trucks, trampolines and some sort of firefighter meets batman action…they toss their muddy shoes and shirts displaying hints of each days activity to the side and snuggle in…
..the greyhound were for my second child…child number three came into our family at seven months…just in time to use the bumpers as launching pads…so it looks a touch different now…
…and memories of my sweet girl…


 

…this was her rabbit “Emily Callison Caroline” that accompanied every outing, playdate and bedtime…now tucked away in a keepsake box…
Her bath cabinet has been replaced by a sleek white one…with traditional white hexagonal tiles on the floor…
just like the bunnies have given way to funky flowers and art projects galore…
…to skinny jeans and daisy chains…
and so much more in store…
…and I smile again 🙂

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