a library of our own

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Our closing was gleefully uneventful at the end of April and we are thrilled to be moving into what we hope will be permanent digs for quite a while.  Initially, we began with the massive cleanup.  We were, of course, behind “schedule” immediately due to discovering a water leak associated with the washer hookup!  Never a dull moment, I tell you.  The laundry is on the main level of the house and the leak found its way down in the basement.  So my sweet husband had the sheer pleasure of making  a few trips to Home Depot to remedy the situation.

I’m really thankful that we had time to clean before moving our stuff in.  We have had many relocations as a young family and this house is by far the filthiest we have ever encountered.  You don’t notice those things oftentimes when previewing a house.  Or, at least I don’t.  With three Sprouts running around while previewing a house, sometimes cleanliness becomes obsolete.

When we finally got around to unpacking after moving our belongings piece-meal style over a seven day period, our priorities were 1. eating 2. sleeping 3. reading!  The kitchen was fully unpacked first, followed by the bedrooms and library.  Yes, I said library! One of the appealing aspects of this house is a study/office area with built in bookshelves.  We have quite a number of books and its so nice to have most of them in one location (yes, “most of them” because we still have overflow).  Many of the books have been packed away due to our lack of living space these past few years.  Placing them on the shelves has been like seeing old friends again!  I also love that our library is next to the kitchen so its easily accessible.  This is where we have our books, school stuff, desk top computer, and the kids’ work table.  I love that we can all work in the same room now.  As I am writing, our tiniest Sprout is happily coloring only four feet away.  If she needs something, I can easily help her instead of getting up and going to another room in the house.  And, our Art Closet is in the adjoining hallway, so its going to very easy for all of the Sprouts to initiate their own projects!

I think this house is going to suit us just fine……

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The art closet is right next to the library and is organized so that the kids can help themselves when inspiration for a project strikes.   The "ask mommy" items are located on higher shelves...scissors, glue, etc.  Only because there is a four year old in the house.
The art closet is right next to the library and is organized so that the kids can help themselves when inspiration for a project strikes.
The “ask mommy” items are located on higher shelves…scissors, glue, etc. Only because there is a four year old in the house.
Every inch of useable space is taken advantage of.  The hanging tote bags hold awkward items like wooden rolling pins for play dough and clay projects.  Other items such as the boys' musical recorders (for homeschool) hang there as well.
Every inch of useable space is taken advantage of. The hanging tote bags hold awkward items like wooden rolling pins for play dough and clay projects. Other items such as the boys’ musical recorders (for homeschool) hang there as well. 

 

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