Our house is small. It works really well for us, and although we commonly think it would be nice to have a little more room (maybe a larger dinning room so we can have more people over for dinner and use that China, or a larger family room so we can actually host parties when it is cold outside) on a daily basis it is perfect for us. I commonly think of the country song "Loves Grows Best in Little Houses" and it makes me smile. Loves grows well at our house.
So, most of the year our house is small, but comfy. Then Thanksgiving rolls around and it is time for the Christmas decorations. We go all out. We both have big families that we buy for, so by the time actual Christmas rolls around we are busting at the seems with the tree, the decorations, the TONS of wrapped gifts. I love every second of it! Now, this year we added in the fact that we were down one entire bedroom. All of the furniture from our room was in the guest room, which was where we were also living. Christmas in the living room, dining room and kitchen, two bedrooms, two adults one dog and one cat living in the guest room. Our house was about to bust.
That was up until Monday. Monday the gifts started clearing out, and by Tuesday night the living room looked half empty with only the decorations and the tree. Then on Thursday they came and put in the carpet for the master bedroom. The last step. We could move back in! When I came home Thursday night Nick had somehow managed to put the entire room back together by himself. IT. IS. AMAZING! I will load pictures soon...really. But for now I will tell you how wonderful it is to be back in our bed. Back in our room. Back to normal...
Yesterday I came home from work with plans of cleaning up the house for Nick's cousin who is in from South Carolina with his girlfriend. I get home and imagine my extreme joy to see that Nick had single handedly taken down all the Christmas decorations!!! (How much do I love that the University gives him off the entire week between Christmas and New Years...) He had packed them all up and just needed me to hand them up to him in the attic. I usually wait until New Years Day to take them down, but Nick thought with our company it would just be easier to get it done. No complaints here! I love putting them up, but HATE taking them down. Once they were in the attic we cleaned up the house. Really cleaned. Spotless cleaned. Then we went to the grocery and stocked the fridge. Let me tell you, all is now right with the world. All is better than right. For now, my house feels like a palace. We have so much room! The addition on the bedroom makes all the difference in there. It is perfect. The guest room is back to normal, the entire house is back to normal...normal, but bigger. And bigger is great!