Saturday, May 14, 2011

Favorites

Three years ago, when we were looking for a new house, we had certain criteria.  The new house had to have a two car, side by side garage.  The new house had to have space for Jim's tools and a room for a studio.  The new house had to have at least 2 bathrooms (ours has 3).  We found a house with all those things, but when we were looking I didn't realize the importance of the kitchen.  I don't like to cook, so I wasn't very concerned with the kitchen.  Turns out, the kitchen is probably my favorite part of the house.  Okay, not the kitchen exactly, but the view from the table that I eat at 3 or 4 times a day.  I love looking out at our yard, watching the birds in Dylan's "bird restaurant", and for a few weeks in the spring... looking at this tree, with the sandbox calling our name...

We had another one in the front yard, with darker pink blooms, but we lost that one last spring.  I miss it, but there's this one on the other side...


What about you?  What is your favorite thing about your house? 
Besides the people in it!  Speaking of which, the three of us went to Bahama Breeze for our anniversary.  We figured it was appropriate, since we were married someplace tropical (Jamaica).  I had Jamaican jerk chicken, and the first sangria I've had in years.  Definitely have to change that!  YUM!




7 comments:

JCK said...

Happy Anniversary, Jen! Those blossoms are gorgeous. Also, love the new Dylan header. :)

Can I just say I'm dreaming of more than 1 bathroom. And, my own office. Those are in the plans. We're hoping to pour the foundation this summer. Work in progress.

blue china studio said...

Happy Anniversary! What a great way to celebrate it. I'm so envious of your kitchen view, that tree is gorgeous!

You know, I don't think I have a favorite part of my house...that makes me think I need to work on making some part of it my favorite. hmmmm

Brooke said...

Lovely trees.... We are really enjoying ours too! Happy anniversary too!! Sangria... Mmmmmm!

Burgh Baby said...

The pond. Definitely the pond.

Happy anniversary!

Elissa said...

ooh! those trees. what a view! no wonder you love it!

Nicole said...

I think that if that was the view from my kitchen I would like it a whole lot more than I do! I think my favorite part of my house is the upstairs hallway - it is open with a railing on one side. I love sitting in it at the end of the day, listening to C.ooper play in his room while the girls play and splash in the tub and looking down into the playroom and out the big window on the front of the house - it faces west, and as I sit there I can watch the sun sink down below the trees and watch the light filter through the leaves while I listen to my kids laugh and giggle and splash. It is quite possibly the best 30 minutes of my day!

Nicole said...

P.S. Happiest Anniversary to you and Jim! I am so glad you were able to get out for a great meal - and a good drink!