Sunday, January 26, 2014

Wishes for a Happy Home

I think this is what you call the calm before the storm.

Baker is napping and Brian and I are kicked back, with our feet up, watching a movie.
Sunday afternoons are my favorite.
I think this may be our last quiet Sunday afternoon without a mile long to-do list for quite some time.

This week is going to be crazy!
Crazy busy!
Crazy exciting!
Crazy full of changes!
Crazy awesome!

We close on our new house Thursday and will spend this upcoming weekend moving all of our goodies from Mississippi to Alabama!
Three cheers for having our belongings in one state!
And a big Hip, Hip, Hooray for all the fun that comes with making our new house a home.

As with any change, I reflect and I hope.
Reflect on what was, and hope for what is to come.

I have been scouring Pinterest for ideas on decorating, and making menus for weeknight meals at home. I have been planning wall art, and contemplating which dishes to put in which cabinets. I have considered how to baby proof a new home with an overly curious toddler, and picked out fun bath soaps and salts for our first houseguests.

I have also thought about house rules to keep our new home clean, pristine, and germ free. As I thought about taking shoes off at the door and transferring all laundry to the laundry room, my thoughts were clouded.

Instead of an immaculate home, my hope is for an inviting home.

14 wishes I wish for our home:

1. Laughter emanating from every corner.
2. Magnets on the refrigerator boasting a child's artwork and letters of the week.
3. Clothes in the dryer and toys on the floor, and a mommy forsaking chores to make forts out of dining room chairs and bedroom sheets.
4. Smudges on the glass, and fingerprints on the table.
5. Mismatched picture frames of toofy grins, and fun firsts, and precious family memories.
6. Candles lit, coffee brewing, and friends on their way.
7. Living room dance parties.
8. A place where I love yous are said. And shown. Many, many times a day.
9. Pruny hands from long bubble baths, baby mohawks, and shaving cream beards.
10. Too big bowls of ice cream with chocolate syrup and sprinkles and yummy goodness.
11. Homemade breakfast and sneaking our pup, Harley, in to help make Baker's a happy plate.
12. Saturday morning snuggles.
13. A yard cluttered with toys and bare feet.
14. Lots and lots of love. Lots.

8 x 10 | "as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" print

"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Joshua 24:15


  1. So exciting! Can't wait to see pictures of the new place!!

    1. Thank you, sweet Lindsey! We need you to come visit!