Don't fall out of your chair....I'm finally writing a post about something other than my children. But before I do, I have to say one thing about Josiah...for the past 3 nights he has slept through our entire night (8pm-7am)!!! Hooray!
Since last fall Jeremy and I have been working with a lady to design a large addition to our house. She did a really good job taking our sketchy ideas and putting something on paper. Well last week we ran into the people that we bought our house from and started telling them about our plans. Turns out that they had talked about doing an addition at one time and still had their design. Long story short we got together with them and Rob took the basis of what we had drawn and drew us some amazing floor plans. He knows all the wierd, quirky things about this house and has corrected some of them. The cool thing is that they love this house and they think we are a really neat family and they are thrilled that we want to stay on this property for a really long time. (I think it is probably a security threat to put the floor plan of my house for anyone to see so if you really want to see it let me know.)
The motivation for this is that Jeremy really needs a dedicated office space. He ends up working at Starbuck's because for some reason he can concentrate better there than at home. And I'd love some living room space free of technology and I've been cool with my kitchen for 7 years but it would be awesome to have a new kitchen. And we'll have enough bedrooms for an army including a dedicated guest room.
Now the down side is that we have to fund this project. We've been spoiled with our tiny little mortgage. However, it's a lot cheaper to do what we are doing than to buy a new property. The other down side is that I really stink at decorating. You'd think that since I can put together scrapbook pages that I could put coordinate paint, flooring and furniture. But apparently I'm challenged in that area. And on top of that Jeremy has his own ideas about design. So tonight we spent some time at Barnes and Noble looking at kitchen design. We'll have some very interesting discussions, I'm sure.
The best thing is to have something that we are both really excited about that we lay awake at night talking about.
Be prepared! You'll be hearing more about this in the weeks to come. =)