Sunday, December 12, 2010

One Year Later

Last year, Christmas time.  We had just moved into my MIL's home.  Our sons were home and everyone was adjusting to this new life we'd appropriated.  My husband and I were so happy to have the boys here and we miss them now.  First born is second from the right.  He'll be home Thursday.  Second born is first on the right and he will not be home as he's begun a new job in Florida.  

The room below, once a very large living room, has been transformed into a kitchen/family room with new 12" pine board floors.  It's been a labor of love and we are busy dividing the old farm house into two living spaces.  With alot of compromise on both sides, we're making this work. 






The boys on a hike with the dogs.  This is our older dog, Zoe.  She's still full of piss and vinegar...mostly piss.

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9 comments:

Baino said...

I love that first shot of you all. I'm glad you're making it work knowing it's not been the easiest of transitions.Shame you won't be together for Christmas, my family's fragmenting a little this year due to my niece living in Melbourne but we'll make the most of it as usual.

#1Nana said...

Once the kids grow up and begin their independent lives, it is a rare event to have everyone together...and that makes it all the more precious. This year my family is all traveling 2,000 to 3,000 miles to a central location so we can all be together to celebrate Christmas. I will treasure each moment because I know it won't happen every year.

Have a wonderful holiday and congratulations on completing a year of change and challenge.

Betsy said...

Has it really been a whole year? Wow..I can't believe that! Love the family picture!

DJan said...

Those are wonderful pictures. Happy anniversary! It looks like it's been a great year, and I also love the family portrait!

Brian Miller said...

wow. does not seem like it has been that long..love the pic of the boys and the dog...full of piss..ha.

Grandmother said...

I admire your willingness to work through all the challenges to make the living together possible. 1 year and compromising- good for you!

gayle said...

Great pictures! I am sure it is hard though not being all together.

Marguerite said...

Great pics! I'm happy that you have worked things out with your MIL. Sounds like a good compromise. I really admire your dedication to your family. Happy Holidays!

Barbara said...

Your boys are so handsome- all of them!