Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Family Room

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.

5 comments:

Patty said...

It's my favorite room in the house too. Even when Randy is playing video games and i am on the computer I just enjoy sitting together. :-) Thanks for the encouragement Marg I really appreciate it!

Rana said...

There is just something about that one cozy space in the house that everyone congregates too. Ours is the living room. We have the big tv and the fire place the cozy couch is in there and we love to play legos, tinker toys and barbies while papa is working on the computer and the kids and I read stories or watch a movie.

O.F.C.J. said...

Awww, sounds like God has bless you with a wonderful life. Indeed cozy. Live it out!!

O.F.C.J.

CW said...

Ooooh Margie CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Soon you will have a house full...I am so happy for you & Leif...

In my prayers & wishing you the BEST!

Ernessa, author of 32 Candles said...

You know, we put all sorts of energy into Betty's nursery, but she only sleeps in there these days and almost all of her toys have migrated into the family room. I think this is actually for the best. Too soon, Riley and Beck will want to spend time behind closed doors, talking to their friends. I say enjoy the family time while you can.