5 years ago
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tiny= Cozy, right?
I thought I'd start posting a few pictures of our current house so that everyone can truly appreciate the humble beginnings that God blessed us with! As ready as I am to leave the trailer, I will still miss it a little bit, because it was a cozy little start for us, and it's where my family began, and we put a lot of love into it.
Today's picture is of our nursery (or "Nurtsy", as Joelle used to call it). Obviously, it's seriously cramped now, but I still love it. I love the walls, the colors, and the crib bedding. I love remembering when Miranda and I painted it when I was hugely pregnant with Lily and I kept getting stuck between the wall and the crib, because my belly was so big I couldn't turn around. I love the dimmer switch that Joey installed so that I can peek in on my babies without disturbing them in the night. I remember bringing my tiny Anna home to this nursery, before the pretty paint, before the nursery was too small, when I fit a rocking chair in next to the crib and would rock my sweet newborn until we'd both fall asleep. I remember Anna, at age 2, just before she moved into a toddler bed, "cleaning" her room by herself by shoving all her stuffed animals and books under her crib.
But now, my tiny babies, my little family, has outgrown my sweet little nursery. Joelle is ready to move out of the toddler bed and into a bunk-bed. Eva, my ever growing baby, needs to have her crib moved away from the window where she yanks the blinds to watch the neighbors dogs rather than napping. I need to have a nursery that does not double as a pantry; which this one currently does for lack of other food storage space. (In the corner opposite the crib, which is not pictured, is a built in dresser, which is stacked with wire shelves full of canned goods and boxes of pasta.) So, though I hold dear many memories of my tiny nursery, I'm ready to move on!