Feeling at Home

Sundays are my favorite. My boys and I (that includes my husband, Marc, and our twin boys) spend a lot of down time together on this day.
Since we’ve been living in a smaller apartment, our hang out place is the family room and we all end up in here together.

We don’t always do a lot of talking but just the company of each other is relaxing sitting around this big sectional sofa.

Of course each of us has some sort of electronic in front of us.

I know once we move I will reflect on the days we just sat all together here in the same room.

As much as we are all looking forward to moving into a home with a yard and a roomier kitchen to cook in, we do appreciate that we have little obligations on our weekends. We don’t have a yard to keep, a big house to clean or anything to repair. We can just relax.

I like apartment living much more than I expected to.

Our little Ms. Mazi finds the most comfortable spot in the house no matter where we live.

The other day, while taking Mazi out for a potty break, one of my neighbors asked me “Is your dog’s name Lazy?” I laughed and replied “Pretty much”.

The draw back to living in an apartment complex is that we can smell other resident’s cooking from the hallways. That sounds dumb but it stinks. I swear one of our neighbors eats microwaved hot dogs and burnt tater tots every single day. Yuck!

I am so looking forward to decorating and making our new home feel comfortable, lived in and yes, only smelling our own cooking will be nice too (like the cookies that are going in the oven now – thank you Pillsbury cookie dough).

The decor in some of the houses we toured last Sunday were inspiring and pretty, like this dining room that I love.

What I am finding out though, is that time and being together is what really makes a house have that feeling of home – even our little apartment now has a comforting feeling when we walk through the door.

I haven’t had sayings on my walls for some time but I think of some that I have had or made for other people and they are true.

Together, a Great Place to Be – or – Homes is where I’m with you.

The first one I ever put on our wall was Home is where our story begins.

They were trendy and kind of sweet but I won’t be putting them up in the next house, however, I do think of them.

Tomorrow I pick plumbing fixtures for the house (House Tour 4).

Chocolate Chip Cookies – here I come!
(I’m sure my apartment neighbors think – All that family ever eats is chocolate chip cookies -every-single-day!  – Ha – I wish!)

Enjoy your day!

Blessings and Prayers for Texas.