Thursday, December 22, 2011

Did you hear about the Leverenz family?

Hello, welcome back. Here I sit, on a cozy wingback chair with my feet propped up on an overflowing basket of freshly folded laundry, listening to the hum of the washing machine and the rattle of the dishwasher. The house is surprisingly still at the moment. As my husband, brother and our friend Sam do... well, I'm not even sure what they're doing. But whatever it is, it's not still. :) Today was a full day of Christmas baking, tea drinking, playing, researching Rube Goldberg and (unsuccessfully) attempting to build our own Rube Goldberg machine. This is normal life for us. Kind of... Well, this is our new normal, because it's all going down in a white farm house, owned by my parents. We're used to life in a little town house, with a postage stamp yard and chain-link fences. Today marks the first full week of cohabitation with my parents, sister and brother. I have moved back into my childhood bedroom that I shared with my 2 sisters. Only this time, the bedroom will be shared with my husband and 3 kids. It's all very sweet. and quite functional. But. It. Is. So. Weird.

So, this is why I'm writing. Because 5andaviking was going to lay dormant til Spring, and awake with our first plans of camping, or at the first sign of a renovation, or something like that. But, really, how could I pass up the opportunity to blog about 5andaBEDROOM!?! So, I'll tag the posts pertaining to this new little adventure of ours as "5andabedroom" and we'll see how this goes.

More to come when I get a chance, like an explanation of why we moved in with my parents...

For now, I'll say this- I am thankful for a shiny red Kitchen Aid mixer. First floor laundry. A dishwasher. And a loving family who welcomes us with open arms.

1 comment:

  1. Love you guys. You're awesome. That is a wonderful home filled with love, and it needs to be filled with people. Many of my favorite childhood memories come from within those walls or out in that yard. I'm feeling very nostalgic and getting a serious case of the warm fuzzies just thinking about it. I love that you are back there making more amazing memories, and now that there is another generation of kids that will call that place home and think of it just as fondly as I know you do. All the best to you, Mark and the whole Ebel and Leverenz clan!