Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Like Kids in a Candy Shop :)

One of the most difficult features of our current home is our kitchen. The narrowest spot is so tight that opening the refrigerator (and this is a center open fridge) completely blocks the passage between the kitchen and the dining area. The floor space in the kitchen is way too small to accommodate even half of us as we try to clean the dinner dishes, so each night one big kid, one medium kid (Jess or Xander) and one parent is assigned to KP. And as you know from our Dynamite video, we don't fit very well around our table, although this situation is vastly improved since a kind neighbor gave us a beautiful Pottery Barn table with benches instead of chairs.

So you can imagine how Christi's eyes lit up today when we went in to pick out our cabinets. She walked up to one of their display kitchens and went into a sort of stupor...glazed eyes, goofy grin on her face, tongue lolling slightly out of the corner of her mouth. The beautiful, three-and-one-half-foot deep island counter top kept her transfixed. The four-foot-wide walkway between the island and the wall counters had her mesmerized. It was all we could do to get her to come over to the desk and decide on specific layouts, woods and colors for the cabinets throughout our home. I must admit it was REALLY fun. I'm so excited for all of you to come see it!!!

And sweetheart, admit it. In spite of how worried you were, I really was easy to work with. Right? I mean, I was, wasn't I?



  1. Did my tongue really hang out? I don't doubt it! That was one of the funnest things I have ever done!! And yes, you were totally easy-- thank you. (:

  2. Great stuff guys - absolutely love it - this IS the fun part!

    hugs - love y'all - aus and co.

  3. How fun! It is fun and overwhelming at the same time to pick everything for a new home.

  4. I want the back story on your final sentence!

  5. I am just so THRILLED for your family. I hope every step of the journey to your new home is pure delight! You deserve it. Thank you for inspiring me to be my best. I adore your blog.

  6. Exciting! When I had to do this I was surprised how hard it was to choose! I ended up wishing there were like 3 choices only because that would have made it easier. Can't wait to see those cabinets in your new home!!!


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