We ended the year spending the day in Charlotte with family. Watching our little man play at an indoor play area called "Monkey Joe's", taking a train ride through the city and having lunch with family we don't see often enough. The evening was spent with Travis' father and his lovely wife Suzanne, along with some of their friends having a fine dinner, drinks, and of course that midnight kiss from my handsome hubby. We welcomed the New Year with plans for changes. As you may have noticed, my first change was this little ol' blog I happen to love so much. I appreciate not only the inspiration I recieve and am able to share, but also the friends I've made. I wish you all the very best year ahead.
As for changes to our home, which I am always thrilled to daydream (and blog) about. There's that kitchen of ours we made big changes to but have yet to finish, a nursery that needs to better suit our "baby" who now needs a 'big boy' room, our dark and dreary master that I'd prefer to be airy and romantic, a guest bedroom that we'd like to make our guests feel as welcomed as we do, and our blank living room that is in great need of character. Who knows if all of those projects will be done this year. Especially since just in the short amount of time it took me to type that sentence, I thought of another room, make that two, that need some attention. Our laundry room and Jack's/guest bath. Whew! We've got our work cut out for us but I'm determined to have fun with it and appreciate the beauty in what IS done, as opposed to stressing about what is not.
On the very long list of things to incorporate, here are just a few of my favorites.
A super comfy chair in the living room:
Wall interest in big doses of beadboard:
A completed kitchen as pretty as this one:
A gorgeous chandelier...
To hang over a farmhouse table (I'm working on for the kitchen) with a stunning resemblance to this one:
Tons and tons and tons of white and memories displayed on our walls:
And, God willing, you never know if another angel will bless our lives:
(Jack Trenton; the reason I believe in love at first sight.)
I hope you all are as happy and excited to start a new year as I am. I look forward to the changes it brings for each and every one of us!