One thing I can tell you is that I've made the switch from shooting AV to MANUAL! I don't know what I've been so scared of all this time. It's super easy. And puts me in even more control of my photos, which I love. Next step? Editing. That's in the works too. I've had some super sweet photographers/friends share their knowledge with me, and I've been so grateful. As if I didn't take a gazillion pictures of my kids before, I will now. Except they'll be even better. Awesome.
We finally took the plunge and are adding a shower to our upstairs bathroom. Yes, that's right, for the last ninety five years there has only been a claw foot tub upstairs, and a lone shower down in the cold basement. It's just become one of those things that we got used to, doesn't faze us much anymore. Except that its freezing downstairs, so hot, hot showers are a must. The family that we bought this house from lived here for twenty seven years, and had five kids. Three of which were girls. I don't know how they managed to bathe/shower seven people everyday. But anyways, yes, this shower, it's gonna be grand.
One thing that's for sure is that there is no wasted space in our house. There are nooks and crannies and closets everywhere. This is the closet that is off the bathroom. Used primarily as a catch all and necessary storage.
We cleaned it out and it looked like this.
I love this picture. My little ballerina girl twirling around before dance class that morning. Seeing that empty space actually made me really sad. Kinda like someone sucker punched me in the gut. Because it reminded me that there will be a day when we leave this house. When the walls and floors will be bare. I love this house so much. It has been so good to us. I have deeply rooted myself here, and this house is a part of who I am. But we came in here knowing it was a stepping stone, that our real dreams were awaiting elsewhere. That day could come very soon, or it could be many more years down the road. We know that when the time is right, our forever home will find us, and well, we'll be called to go.
Regaining composure...Any who, that room now looks like this.
With plans to soon look like this.
That's one heck of a shower. But come on, six years of showering in the basement. We deserve this.
There's not much rhyme or reason to the next photos to come, so I'm just gonna dump 'em, Snippet style.
Sink baths are back in style as the work goes on upstairs.
Nugget. Excuse me, Ariel. The mermaid love continues.
Too hungry to wait for lunch.
Nugget and her bff, Avery. Whoops, I mean Ariel and Sleeping Beauty.
For the love of reading. One of life's greatest gifts.
We keep missing our opportunity to go out and make a snowman. This is what you get when you don't jump on the snowfall.
Pathetic? Yes. Awesome to a three year old? Indeed. All that matters.
Happy Monday, friends.