Tuesday, July 8, 2008

It's the Little Things

Before we moved into our new house, I bought this little iron bell at an antique store. To me it represented all of the hominess I craved in a "real" house. Last night we were going through some more boxes in the basement in preparation for our party on Saturday. I ran across this little guy in a box and immediately put him up by the back door.

It reminds me when I see it how thankful I am for our house. Our cottage may be small but it fits our family exactly right. I feel more at home here than I have for years and nearly every day I breathe a little prayer of thanks that we were able to get it and live here.

During this time when all of us feel the economic crunch, it is such a relief to be able to live in a place that doesn't overstretch our budget (thanks to my Dad) and even have the added blessing of living where we can walk most places and thus save the precious gasoline.

So in response to those who have asked me, "Do you like your new house?" the answer is a resounding "Yes! I love it." I love taking care of it and getting to know it like a friend. I love the thought that years down the road will see us living here, still, watching our kids grow up and likely complaining about all the junk we have accumulated!


  1. Cute - I love the bell. I love antique shops! :) If you are ever in Spokane, you have to visit Ruby Street antiques...it's crazy - so much stuff you nearly go into overload thinking of it all. :) It's fun though!

  2. How lovely that you have a place that feels so homey to you. It must feel wonderful after living in a not so homey trailer park for far longer than you wanted! I would love to live in a place where I could walk everywhere. Someday.

  3. Do you plan to move back over here? There are lots of places for rent and for sale right now :)

  4. If I had a job offer there, I would! I would live in Moscow, though. And then I could meet Seth. :)