Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Little House on Floyd Drive

Sometimes I wish we had a bigger house.  I think about the fact that I have 5 children, a husband, and a mother who live in the same small home...and I think about all of the grandchildren I could potentially have and start to wonder where on earth they will sleep when they come to visit!

In it's traditional fashion, it was a 3 bedroom 1 bathroom brick ranch, appx.  950 square feet.  Give or take a foot.

When we first moved into our home, we were struck by it's sturdiness, the amount of land, the price, the full basement, etc...and we only had 2 kids!

As our family grew, we knew something must be done!  Thankfully I was blessed with an industrious husband who was able to transform our completely unfinished basement into a working part of the home- with 2 bedrooms, a family room, office, and full bathroom.  We can't put carpet down though because we live in a flood plain, and that might be an expensive mess.

I have grown quite fond of my little house over the years.  So many memories. Sure, it's difficult to fit a Christmas tree into my living room- but we manage.  I suppose we could move, and maybe we will some day, but for now, I am thankful for my little house.  We may get slightly cramped in the winter, but I think it just makes the kids a little bit tougher.  And it makes me a little bit crazier, but that's a different story.  You try having 3 little boys running through your house playing hide and seek or cars, a pre-teen daughter, and a teenage son all living under the same roof!

Our living room- the tree is decorated with things the kids have made over the years, and some of Josh's grammie and papaps handmade decorations.

Christmas morning- so many gifts!  The kids were so excited- and patient.  They all got up early, but waited very patiently for nearly 2 hours before unwrapping gifts.  Even Jeremiah was able to withstand the temptation.  

We had a great Christmas.  I have a great family.  I am truly blessed.

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