Wednesday, July 7, 2010


It's not yet been a year since we moved into this place, and slowly, we have been turning "house" into "home." We knew this space was right for us the first time we saw it. After years of looking and stepping foot in who-knows-how-many houses, this one was right from the start. Of course it took a while for everything to fall into place, but grand plans were forming in our mind long before the papers were signed. Yes, that tree does need a fort in it, and that one should hold a swing. Fruit trees and garden beds, a sandbox and some chickens. Dreams of paint colors and artwork and just the right pieces to fill each room flashed through our minds. Yet with three little ones and the demands of home-ownership, some things have been pushed to the back burner. Way back. Despite the delays, there are some corners of this house that truly feel like home.
The whole family agrees -- one of the best spaces in our new house is the children's playroom.

Whether that's because it's one of the few rooms we've put effort into setting up, or whether it's because of what happens within those walls, it's the place inside (other than the table) where you're most likely to find all five of us together.

favorite playthings

Or maybe it's just the invitation to play and leave the rest of the work outside the door that makes this room so welcoming.