Sunday, January 18, 2015

Around the House

When Patrick accepted this call, we had every intention of renting. We searched high and low, and never found a single place that seemed suitable for our "large family" + a husband who works from home.  Halfheartedly, we began touring homes that were on the market, but again none of them felt right until finally... was it exactly what we had envisioned? No. But did it match all of our many requirements? Yes! We made an offer only to discover what felt like many insurmountable barriers, but one by one they were all resolved. We have officially joined the ranks of proud homeowners for better or for worse.
Proverbs 16:9 states, "A man's heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps." 

This house is OLD and with that comes many idiosyncrasies, but there is one thing that it possesses in abundance - STORAGE!

toy closet and game closet

puppet house/playhouse and book corner (which I have since reconfigured)

They are doing an awesome job keeping their toys picked up and the floor vacuumed. 
I moved the bookshelves under the windows, so that the older boys had an official spot to drop off their backpacks when they walk in the door from school, and installed a shoe rack in the corner where the bookshelves had resided.

 Downstairs bathroom:
Not 1, but 2 large closets
I LOVE having a bathroom that I do not have to share with 6 males!!!!

Upstairs cabinet:
guests towels and sheets, swim towels, duffel bags, blankets, etc.

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