First, I simply kept forgetting until the next phone conversation. Second, all my nick knacks have not been fully organized, decorated & situated but oh well. Third, just figured Laura could fly out here & see it in person but she decided instead to have some (okay major) heart troubles. Oh the things this girl will do to get you to listen! :)
Here is the dining room to the right of the entry way. Tacky? YES. but it is the best and most used space in the house. Who needs to be formal when dining anyway?
Let's visit Eliza and Amelia's room 1st b/c all I had to do was make their beds.
My favorite mirror that is a keepsake from my last home. Notice the chair in front of the dresser so that Liza can check out her outfits before school...it's always good to double check yourself
Here is a before of Summer & Tessa's room b/c they have thee hardest time keeping their room clean. Now I know why Liza chose Amelia as her roommate.
A very handy Jack & Jill bathroom
Here is the kitchen on Friday night pizza night...mmm it turned out especially good with fresh basil. Come over and try some
here is the family room with the couch I wanted to get rid of for the last 3 years but now I'm glad we still have it b/c it's a comfy fit for this room & we no longer have to complain about it sliding back on wood floors
we now also enjoy having a room that has the ability to stay clean b/c there is no through traffic. We scored getting a piano off craigslist...so happy with it.
A front porch large enough to hold a discussion about sharing skittles that only 2 of the girls received at church
Great neighborhood paths for early evening walks and yes Amelia will go anywhere in a variety of jammies
We are happy to be renting this home but we'd be ecstatic if our home would sell...Please! we will make you a deal, I will even show you pictures of what it looks like before you buy.
not just because she makes us laugh, such as tonight at dinner..."mom can you fill my cup with water?" 'no miss amelia but you can.'
"well okay cowgirl - if you say so"
she was dying to open some early gifts so we opened one from aunt tammy that had Hello Kitty mango filled marshmallows (they were interestingly good) thank goodness she shops at Asian food markets to find such treasures :)
thomas wasn't sure what to do with this hug b/c he didn't even remember buying her that pink princess camera
Birthday breakfast mixed with 1st day of school is always fun...notice baby in the background doing his stayin' alive pose
they are pretty mellow here, just trying to take it easy I guess
the only reason my sisters will check this post is to see if I pulled off making the request of a princess kitty & white blankey (her fav blanket still)
so cheers to the kitty made of rice krispies & covered in butter cream frosting...I bought fondant but I decided I really wanted to eat the real stuff.
Then came lots of hugs and loves
What a Happy Day for our little
Amelia Faith Bowen
we named her appropriately for the two years that required every prayer to include her to be healed of ITP and she hasn't had to have medicine since January!!! We are happy to say that life is sweet for this little one. Life is sweet.