21 August 2011
my little house
There are still so many things that we want to do and now that we have an active toddler, it seems like the time and energy to do those projects (not to mention the money) seems to be harder and harder to find. Nevertheless, here are some pics of our house. I enjoy finding antique treasures and finding great ways to display them in my 1908 home. I like finding unique items and displaying them in a way that illuminates their lines and shapes. I try to be a purist whenever possible or practical (and even sometimes when its not) when restoring our home; keeping things as original as possible and lovingly restoring or upgrading things but keeping them with the original architectural style or feel.
Our house has also been home to so many events as well from hosting the last two Christmases for all of our families, Thanksgiving for friends last year as well as a Christmas party for friends, a few baby showers, work get togethers as well as dinners with friends. One of the things that we both really looked forward to when buying a bigger house was being able to be more hospitable- hosting more events and having people over more. I feel like we have already built so many memories here. Even though it has only been two years- it feels like longer since it feels like home. The more memories that we make and the more work that we do on this house-the blood, sweat and tears- the more it feels like our home.
I have really been needing to get an update out on the garage and some pictures as well. I am kind of just waiting until things get buttoned up so that I can show the whole progression- even the finished project- not too far away.
I look forward to building many more memories like this weekend: hosting Aven's Baptism party and our having our families visit- my Mom and her hubby camping in the driveway and dinner out back of bbq'd salmon, potatoes and broccoli...then staying up late to bake cupcakes for the next day....