Our living room happens to also be the tv room, playroom and library... So really its a family room until people come over, then it turns into the living room. I love having everything in one room. Yes, someday I'd like to have separate rooms for our books, our tv, and the millions of toys. But right now, it works so well.
For the majority of the day Riley is in the family room playing and reading. I join her when chores have been done around the house. I never get tired of playing games on the rug with her or eating our lunch together while I read to her. After dinner I love sitting on the couch next to Leif while he plays wii, and Riley is on the rug playing with her toys. I like that because everything is in one room, we're almost forced to be together constantly. I look forward to our evenings together in the family room. I cherish these times and hope that these nights will be around for at least a few more years. I never get tired of Riley sitting between us so we can read to her, or watching Leif and Riley dance together. Even if we're not really interacting, I enjoy that we're together.
I realized today that this room has been a blessing to me. I've spent many days and nights with my husband, daughter and friends in this room. I've had amazing story times, conversations and spur of the moment dance parties with just Leif and I. I am thankful for this part of my house.