Remember a few weeks ago when I showed of my office remodel? Well, here's what it looks like now....
This room is now my office slash storage unit which contains all the furniture from nearly 3 rooms in my house - all part of the big changes I hinted at on Friday.
Over the weekend my sister, her husband and two small children moved in with me. They are building a new house and got extremely lucky in this tough economy and sold their house in 3 weeks and needed a temporary place to stay, so we all decided we were up for the adventure of living together.
My house was not designed with kids in mind - my furniture choices are less than kid friendly, so we decided it would be best to move a lot of my stuff out and theirs in so the kids could be comfortable and just be kids. We spent the weekend packing, moving, combining households and caring for a little one with strep throat. Thankfully we have great families (on both sides) who stepped in a did a LOT of heavy lifting - including trudging through mounds of snow to get the kids playhouse on my back patio.
The move was a lot of work but we are having a good time together. I get to see faces like this every single day. I get to hear my nephew call for me when he wakes up (I'm pretending he really wanted me, not just to have me turn Dora on for him.) I even get to laugh over the fact that my sister and I ended up in the same dress Sunday (just different colors.) We know it won't be easy, but in the end will be worth it.
David Bowie - ChangesPin It