Thursday, July 17, 2014

{pretty, happy, funny, real} - Fresh Paint, Magic Sinks, Favorite Food, & Critters

And now it's time for {pretty, happy, funny, real} the part of the blog where Davy shares...something pretty, happy, funny, and real. 

[Catch the Veggie Tales reference, anyone? "And now it's time for Silly Songs with Larry, the part of the show where Larry comes out and sings...a silly song." If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you should probably watch this video. Or don't. Either way, it has nothing to do with the rest of this post. Just know, they are great videos for kids.]


We moved in to our new house on Saturday. Homeownership has already provided a few challenges, but we are very happy with our new house. The new paint colors make the house feel like our home.


When we looked at the house, I thought that the single sink was a downside to the kitchen. Not a deal-breaker, obviously, but something that I could live with. We have lived here for less than a week, and I already am a huge fan of the sink. The depth makes dirty dishes disappear.

Amazing, right?


My husband is a gift giver. Early in our relationship, he started surprising me with flowers at random times. Eventually, he learned that I prefer one flower over a bouquet. Then, he realized that chocolate makes me happy, too, so he would randomly bring a flower and some chocolate home. Not long ago, I mentioned that chocolate is good, but I would honestly consider it very romantic if he surprised me with my favorite food sometime. My favorite food is pretty unnecessary in daily life, and I have a hard time splurging on it.

Yesterday, he brought home one rose and my favorite food. What is it?

Black olives.
I felt loved and very special.
He laughed at me, because I even snuck a few before dinner.


We have seen more "critters" in the last few days in our house than we did during the whole year in our third-floor apartment. I guess that is logical.

The little bunny on the bottom right can stay. We named him Munch. The ants and Mr. Groundhog can go away. And so can the bat that was leaving droppings in our car port. An exterminator was here yesterday, so the spiders, earwigs, and other creepy crawlies should be gone soon.

And just like that, our home-ownership journey begins.

What is pretty, happy, funny, or real in your life?

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  1. Love the paint in the kitchen. And I'd KILL for a single sink. We have a double and it drives me nuts. I have to clean TWO sinks. I'd much rather clean just one. :)

    1. The cleaning part hadn't occurred to me, but that's a good point. I have only ever had a double before now. Maybe you will get one someday. :)

  2. I used to think single sinks were so illogical, but that's when I had to handwash dishes. Now that we live in a place with a dishwasher, I think I might actually like a single sink.

    1. Drying hand-washed dishes is a little tricky. I thought a drying rack would take up too much space, so just bought a drying mat. So far, so good.