Monday, June 6, 2005

Home Sweet Home

After being reminded by some of you of the fact that buying a super-cheap house in Rockford would require me to actually LIVE in Rockford, I have begun to let go of the idea of my awesome fantasy home happening any time soon. Let me be the first to say: THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO CRUSH MY DREAMS . Just kidding! Sort of. I know that I don't want to live in Rockford- and now that my grandparents will be moving into the area I don't want to leave Bartlett either. It's just sometimes I can't stop thinking about how neat it would be to live in a place that is not physically attached to another family's home. A place that has some character to it. And more bedrooms. And an awesome sun room and a pool.

ANYWAY, since I can't have that, I have decided to dedicate myself to making the home I DO have as beautiful as possible. I think I've done a pretty good job already at bringing our own personal style to a place that quite frankly had none when we moved in. But there still are a few things that I'd like to do around the house to spruce it up a bit- especially since we won't be going anywhere anytime soon. (Juli and Ava can look forward to some bunk beds when Ava outgrows that crib!) Summer is always a good time for house projects too. And having a retired Dad who is good with the tools and looking for stuff busy himself with is a nice perk.


  1. Just move to Milwaukee and get it over with already! :)

  2. *Ahem* Again, no offices for The Company That Shall Not Be Named.
    (Jason has pretty much requested that it be referred to as so. No bloggy about worky, you know!)

  3. We'll be happy to see you whenever you're around for a visit at least. ;) As I've heard natives say when asked why they raised kids here (after saying they thought it was "a good place to raise children," which although true is kind of a cop-out now that I'm here raising children ;)), "No one ever PLANS to stay in Rockford. It just sort of sucks you in." Ha! :)