Thursday, July 28, 2011

House Progress......

I was finishing up with work last week when I got a picture message on my phone from Justin reveling the finished staircase in our new home. Up until that point we had been using the ladder and hoisting ourselves up to see any new progress on the second level. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was. I couldn't wait to get out of work and bolt down to the house to see it for myself. 

To my surprise there was more done than I expected. We have windows! Okay, now it looks like a home. So much so that I was half willing to grab Copper's stinky hairy blanket from the back of my car and make due with the hard floor. I was mentally planning sleepovers and movie nights, dinner parties and luncheons. I never want to leave!

That is until Justin reminded me that there's laws against sleeping in a zone "under construction" and if we were caught they would tear the whole house down and we would die in jail. Okay, maybe he didn't say that last part, but it did cross my mind. Either way, I wasn't willing to chance it.

To suffice my excitement he suggested the next best thing

I told our guests that I was sorry but I didn't have time to mop or dust. 

Unfortunately this only encouraged my impatience to be here. Although I'll take whatever I can get and enjoy these moments for what they are and what they mean beyond just today.

I've learned over the years to make due with my circumstances. That fancy stuff isn't what makes your occasion special. It's the idea that your living and sharing and enjoying the simplest of things, making memories and treasures that go beyond our life here. And underneath all the dust and grime it's the foundation of your family that stands out the most, that decides the joy in your life and laughter too.


  1. Oh, my gosh, your house is going to be amazing! I love your impromptu fun. Is that gorgeous view from your property? Wow.

  2. @LizzyYes it is Lizzy! One of the main reasons we decided to stay:)

  3. What a perfect dinner party in your new home! I am really loving that you draped a table cloth over the card table, and had the forethought to bring real wine glasses. You will always remember your first dinner with friends in your new home.

  4. Thanks so much! Yes, they're memories we'll never forget...