Saturday, March 1, 2014

Living the Dream

Ever since junior high, I have had a dream. I wanted to be an actress. (Just like every other little girl.) But I didn't want to be famous and in movies. I wanted to be on a stage. I light up in front of an audience. But lets face it. Real life happened. I got married at 19, and started my family. I haven't had a moments regret. I love my life!

Well, a couple of months ago, I was "friended" by an old friend from junior high. This friend is living the life we always talked about wanting. Acting and performing with a small dinner theater. For just a few moments I was jealous. But then Oliver came running in screaming that a monster was chasing him.

 "Quick mom, save me! Here's your sword. No wait mom, that monster is nice! Don't kill him. He is just running from the hot lava.Hurry mom, come get in the space ship. It will take us to the moon, and the lava can't reach us there. Oh no!! There is a meteor!" 

After we were finally safe on the couch under Ollies blanket reading stories (with all the voices) it occurred to me that I am living my dream. I get "cast"  to be a super hero, scientist, astronaut, baby, fireman, dog catcher, train conductor, and many other roles on a weekly basis. And let me tell you, my children are a much more particular about how I do things than any director I have ever had.

I love being a mom. It is the greatest role ever!!

Our New Home

Sooo, in case you missed the exciting news,

We closed on Jan. 31. And moved the weekend of Feb. 1. It was cold and snowy. But we got to move into OUR house!
I've been putting off blogging about this and putting up pictures until after I had everything unpacked and beautiful. But I've had some complaints that I haven't posted any thing yet. So just ignore the mess, and imagine my house all decorated and clean. :)

Just a few things we love about our new home:
 1. My kitchen is large. :)
 2. It is right across the street from the elementary school. Like I can look out my front window and see the  front door of the school.
 3. It has a good sized deck and back yard. I am super excited to put in some berry bushes this year!
 4. It has a two car garage!

There are MANY other things that we love, but instead of listing them all, you will just have to come out to visit and then I can show them to you. :)

So, without further ado, here are some pictures.


Dining Area

Living Room

Kids/ Main Floor Bathroom

William and Olivers room

Orion and Winstons room

Laundry / Storage room

Family Room


Play Room

(If you make the picture big, and look closely, you will see a green electrical box. That marks the corner of our property.)

Master bedroom

 Master Bath