One of the things I love about the place we now call home is that when you come into the house you come into the kitchen. It is comfortable, it is HUGE, it is one of my favorite places in the house!
The window above the sink looks out into the neighborhood and it has a cute window ledge that is home to some of my favorite things. The wine bottle from our honeymoon, a coffee cup from a beloved friend adorned with a fabulous heart made by Isaac just for his mama, a red vase with yellow daisies (which happen to be my favorite flowers) and a simple reminder that the Lord will bless us and keep us! The Columbine that hangs in the window reminds me of the place I first saw it. It hung in the window in the kitchen of a house in Keystone where my family gathered when I was a kid. It hung in the window where the HUGE glass canister filled with an assortment of candy sat just waiting to be opened. We use to spend the weekends skiing and the house was large enough for all my aunts, uncles and cousins to be there too. The house is a now memory and the Columbine now hangs in my window, as it once did in that beloved home.
There are some Swedish/Norwegian tiles to the right of the window. These remind me of my Papa George and MorMor. The decorate our home and add a little family history as well. The second one from the top reads "God bless this home", the third one down reads "Home Sweet Home" and the last one reads "Blessed unto you".
The counters are decorated with the necessities. Pictures, candy jars, flour, sugar, the crock pot, some cook books and much more are scattered around.
It is where we gather for dinner. This is where we do homework with Isaac. Isaac and I eat breakfast and lunch at the table together during the day, we laugh, we talk and we eat. We bake together and we make a mess. It is a fabulous place, it is home, it is a blessing and it is perfect!