Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ready to Nest

It won't be long now, although it feels like it'll never come. We should be in a home in just over two weeks. Oh, what fun it'll be to unpack all of our trappings that have been in storage for over a year now. Two years ago when we moved from our ("sweet") home in Alabama, I had been thinking that I wanted to replace some things and redecorate. Redecorating is SO not in our budget, nor will it be for a little while. The good thing about being away from our household goods for a period of time is that it'll all seem new.

I've been daydreaming about arranging furniture and envisioning my daily routine, which I'm just itching to resume (especially the sewing part). The girls and I really look forward to busying ourselves in the new kitchen. Sadly, Caelyn will have to wait until December, since she'll be heading to Alaska just days before we move.

This morning, Caelyn shared with me a link that made me laugh so hard, although I thought for a moment that I should perhaps be offended. It pokes fun at those of us catalog shoppers who continually look for new home decor ideas. I appreciate this light-hearted approach at putting all of the "stuff" into its proper perspective. Still, I look forward to creating a homey space of ministry where friends and family may gather and be loved, fed, entertained, and edified.

Click. Laugh. Decorate. :-)


  1. What a lovely house. The sweet Whitlocks will transform it into a home in no time! Much love from some of the people you left behind in Alabama. =-)

  2. I'm Happy to see that Ya'll have found a home.

    We Love the catalog living site.

    GOD Bless.

  3. Your new home is beautiful! Can't wait to visit - start fluffing the guest bed.

  4. What a charming home!! I love nesting and decorating, in fact I am in a nesting/decorating phase right now (fall does that to me). I can't wait to see how you decorate your home! Welcome back stateside!

  5. aweee, love the house. I'm a sucker for stone. I checked out that link- that blog is hilarious!! I keep a "secret" file of things I hope to have in our home someday and I added a few, haha! miss you guys:)

  6. Yay for you and your family Dayna!!!! Love the looks of your new home. Your heart must be so full of anticipation right now!