It will be two years this July that we have called San Antonio home. Time has flown by and in the meantime...
we have grown to love our home,
share cookies, herbs, and friendly banter with our neighbors,
hog the swing at the neighborhood playground,
make friends with the kids that Finn stares at at the park,
mark our territory with sweat (and blood) on the running trails,
say hello to the deer who show up at our back door,
survive initiation of the dreadful cedar allergies,
become "regulars" at Thai Chili down the street,
enjoy the sites San Antonio is famous for,
and be embraced by our church family.
This house is the perfect size for our growing family. With 3 bedrooms there is room enough for guests. A large office and 2 car garage provides Ben with his much needed space for his busy and booming business, and most importantly- a large open living space allows us to host lots of PARTIES!
Since we are renting the only changes we could make to this pink kitchen was to paint over the atrocious 80's pink brushstroke border and the matching backsplash tiles. I keep dreaming up what I would do to this room if I owned the place. We are renting until 2015 so until then, I will keep on dreaming on!
No kitchen table yet... but it is the perfect spot for Finn to roll around in his little car.
The wooden frames are art by our brother in-law, Bryce Lafferty. We LOVE his modern artwork! The mirror port-hole was once Ben's parents.
This vintage armoire was a rare find at a thrift store. And thanks to Benjamin, with a little TLC and some paint it is one of our favorite pieces of furniture in the house.
This movie marquee F was found by Ben at our favorite antique mall. With a smokin' hot coat of red paint it is PERFECT for our mister Finnster.
These pictures of French planes were bought in Paris for our "boy one day." We took them home, matted and framed them for Finn.
This poster of Switzerland was bought in a little shop in Gimmewald. We knew it would one day be in our boys room as well. The changing table was a gift from Ben to me while I was pregnant. He found it at a thrift store and spent hours refinishing it.
Each of the homes we have lived in have been special in their own way. This home is where our family took on a whole new meaning when we welcomed Finn into the world. We love the comfort and spirit of this place, but I can definitely say, no matter where we are, it is just as the corny song goes...
"HOME IS WHENEVER I'M WITH YOU."