3/19/12

home tour. the boys room

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The boy's room is an addition that we made to our home in 2008 in order to gain some more space. We converted a storage area that was above the garage into a bedroom. The boys have been sharing this room from the day Joshua moved out of the crib and into a big bed. When that day came we used the twin beds and matching dresser that Jon used when he was younger. Since it's on the small side I store books in bins under the beds and the toys go in a toy box at the end of Jonas' bed. The pictures are homemade masterpieces by the the boys that I put in Ikea frames and Jonas made the dream catcher from this tutorial.

This room may be tiny but it is overflowing with memories shared between the boys and our family. At our next home the boys will no longer share a room, and in a way it makes me sad. Over the years I have fallen in love with our bedtime routine. We have turned endless pages in a variety of books. Mom, dad, grandparents, sitters, friends, cousins, aunts, uncles and now Jonas and Josh have all read books here. When those lights go out there is a moment of bonding with my boys that I will forever cherish. Stories told of make believe lands, far far away where animals talk and dinosaurs fly. Stories told of my childhood, how we found Bailey and how mommy and daddy met. Many nights I have fallen asleep in bed with a child wrapped in my arms. Just the thought of those nights makes me smile. We have had camp outs on the floor, sheets hung from ceilings to build our castles and night time stars glowing on walls. We have sung songs in this room, danced like leaves in winter wind and jumped on beds with giggles flying all around.

It is time to take these memories, pack them in our boxes, tuck them in our bags and move them to a new home where we will add more and more to our collection.

You can check out Jessica's room tour here.

9 comments:

  1. I love the little dreamcatcher and I <3 Star Wars print. I can only imagine the range of emotions over packing up and moving them into new rooms but at the same time how exciting to be able to make all new memories!

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    1. so i came across that star wars image on yahoo images when searching for star wars (of course) and loved it! i just printed it out and stuck it on the wall with tape. i may do it again but a little bigger.

      it has been crazy emotional these past weeks. i can't believe we've been in the same house for 8 years! i am looking forward to decorating a new home though ;)

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  2. This is such a gorgeous space. It feels restful and calming. I'm in love with the character in your home. :)Where the llama picture from outside the door? I love it!

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    1. thank you emily!!! the llama print is actually from a local artist. if i can track down the link i'll send it to you ;)

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  3. goodness, you just made me tear up. i often fall asleep with my little guy, too.

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    1. aw ;) i've been pretty teary these days. i love falling asleep with the boys. i try not to because i make all my jewelry at night, but sometimes you just need to give in!

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  4. Lovely space! Tiny but definitely full of life :) Love these features, friend.

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    1. Whoa, that comment is full of non-sequiturs...I am sorry, haha.

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    2. haha! you crack me up. i understand where you are going with the comment ;) i feel like my comments are ramblings and never make sense. to me, of course, they do.

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