We got a call from Pam last Tuesday offering up her house to us for a few weeks. The deal was that we'd get to stay in this incredible, beautiful house in exchange for keeping the mice away.
We said "you betcha!"
The house is just a couple of miles from our little house. Pam is mom to one of my best friends from high-school, so I've spent lots of time in this place over the last 20 years or so. It is on my top five list of favorite places of all times. One of the best parts is that it really doesn't change. Same books, same rugs, same place mats....everything is just like it is in memory.
We've already spread ourselves out over the house. It's so big compared to ours! Elinor is loving it...so much space to jump, dance, run, bounce, and brush teeth (a current favorite.)
She also loves this big desk that she can spread loads of paper on and color to her heart's delight. She's quite an artist, I can just tell.
LOVE the wood stove. It keeps the kitchen so toasty, and smells like heaven.
I'm at our house now, waiting to hear about a job interview. I was worried that our house would feel cramped and cluttered after being at Pam's for a few days, but it really just feels cozy and like it's ours.