June 2, 2015

A Diversion

5.3.2015

At the moment I am taking the night off of my current project; scraping wallpaper and holding my breath that the whole wall doesn't come down with it. We closed on our house almost a week ago (hurray!), and it has been a frenzy to try to get those paper covered walls stripped, patched, and painted before we move in a few weeks. It's an exciting and slightly overwhelming task, my hands are blistered and sore from peeling and pressing spray bottles a thousand times over through the night. James and I have been alternating nights since that's the most productive kid-free time. We are both slightly delirious, but we both love the house and feel so lucky that it's actually our's. I will definitely share pictures (there are way too few... time crunch!), but tonight I really need a break. 

And so I am remembering my birthday dinner, a month ago now, on a hot May evening. James did such a sweet job preparing a fondue feast (the idea seemed funny in warm weather but it was heaven, I want it right now!), making an amazing cake with a custard filling and dusted with coconut shavings, and probably the greatest gift, he made it all with Little Smith while Roo and I napped the afternoon away. 

I am already missing this dining room. It's my favorite spot in our current place, and also my least favorite room in our new house. Long term we'll fix that, but in the meantime, I know that I will be longing for this light, paneling, and hutch. We've had some good years and wonderful memories here, and while the time I have to maintain this blog is increasingly limited, knowing that I can always turn here for a zillion pictures of my beloved dining room makes me strive to return. And you thought it was about the kids ;)

I'll be back as soon as I grant myself another break from wall prep!


13 comments:

  1. Great and lovely family! I hope my family will be like that.

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  2. This is a great example of how family can fulfill the love and care.

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  3. I love this kind of family. More blessings to come and Keep safe

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  4. wow , happy kiddo happy family :) keep safe and healthy guysss

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  5. Hope you guys can fix it. We are waiting for the update of your house. By the way, your kids are so cute.

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  6. i love the cake , can i have one ? hehe jowks , take care alwaysss thanksss

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  7. sweet cake like a sweet family:) i hope someday to have like that family and i want to bake a delicious cake for my family .. more blessings to come God bless :))

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  8. happy birthday to you, you such a wonderful mom!

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