Thursday, August 19, 2010

4 Moms Open House: Living Areas

This is week 3 of the month long Open House tour hosted by 4 Moms. You can visit the 4 mom’s pics here for Kimberly at Raising Olives, here for the Deputy Headmistress at The Common Room, here for Connie at Smockity Frocks, and here for KimC at Life in a Shoe.

This weeks tour focus is on Living Areas.

Our first living area is the Living Room that houses our piano...and pretty much nothing else. ;) The recliner you see is much loved and after 8 kids is almost completely worn out. The duck pics that you see here were our anniversary presents to ourselves many moons ago.

This is a crucifix that Andy's grandfather made and had hanging in their house for many years. It's made out of brass and has one of those old time soda can tabs as the hanger.
This corner house religious items that are made out of olive wood from Bethlehem.
This is our family photo wall. Every time we have a child, the photos need to get rearranged so they are still symmetrical.
I love this throw! We got it after seeing Noah at Sights and Sounds theater in Pennsylvannia. My mom made the lighthouse stained glass piece that is on the right hand side of the pic.

Next up would be what I guess you could call a rec room. The room houses a pool table that we got as a family Christmas present a few years ago...
a foosball table that we've had forever (back left of this pic). Up until a couple of weeks ago, it also contained a small air hockey game but the kids played that so much that it literally fell apart. In the back right hand corner you can just barely make out a desk. I love this desk! It was my grandfathers and it's huge. Right now, my daughter has taken it over but once it gets refinished, one of these days, I'm taking it back. ;)
This is our photo contains all the kids birth pictures on the bottom, their most recent pic on top and a group shot of all the kids on the far left.

Next is our family room, the room we spend most of our time in...this room always comes with at least a few munchkins. ;)
Hiding under the blanket along the left hand wall of this picture is a beautiful table chess table. We got this as one of our family Christmas presents too.

And here is a peak into our classroom...this room also comes with at least one munchkin. :) The bookcases, tables and red chairs in this room came from when my company remodeled our work areas. I wish now that I'd gotten more. There's actually another bookcase that you can't see in these pics so there is plenty of storage in here.

I have no idea why this last pic turned out so small... the shelf on the wall is homemade an holds trophies that the kids have earned thru various activities...mostly softball and piano awards.
That completes the tour of our living areas. Thanks for visiting. Be sure to check out everyone else's pics by clicking on one of the links at the beginning of the post.


debi9kids said...

Oh how fun to take a peek into your homes. I love this idea. Also fun to see how other mega mamas keep their homes organized.

Tracy said...

I love your baby pictures! I think I would like to do something like this own one of our halls.
Thanks for sharing!!

Arlene said...

What a lovely piano! Your wood floors are beautiful too. I like how organized your family area is. It makes it a comfortable place to be.

Thanks for sharing your home. God bless and have a great weekend.

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Oh that was SO much fun!!! I really enjoyed the tour, I always wondered how and where you fit everyone in!

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