This is a picture of Kole’s room upstairs and you can see the outline of a door framed. We discovered some empty space next to his room because the roof is pitched behind it so we are going to create a cool little addition. We’re thinking of putting in a bookcase and making it a secret door that opens into a little hang out for him. I love the idea of a secret door! It’s so… secretive. Although now that I’ve shared it with everyone reading this blog maybe it’s not so secretive after all. :) I’m picturing a fun space for all of his trains.
And this is a picture from last weekend. We have half of our roof! Very exciting. Now it’s finally starting to look like the house that has been in my head for years just waiting to come to life. :)
It’s a bit surreal seeing this house take shape and several times when I have been walking through it I start to feel emotional. Partly because I’m sleep deprived (which always results in easy flowing tears!), and partly because I see our future in this house. I see Christmas morning in the family room. I see birthday parties in the back yard. I see friends over for dinner – preferably prepared by Kenny at the grill so that I don’t have to mess up my kitchen. ;) I see my girls walking down the stairs all dressed up for their first date. I see all three of my kids growing up and Kenny and I growing older together. I see good times and bad times and every time in between in this house. And sometimes it makes me want to cry. Happy tears, but tears just the same. I am a visual person and I love picking out cabinets and fixtures and paint colors and picturing what this house will look like when it’s finished. But even more than that, I love picturing all of the memories that will be made in this house and how over the years this house will become a home.
And I am going to stop writing now because Kenny so enjoys teasing me when I get sappy and I have just given him an abundance of material for weeks to come. :)