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You asked for it, friends. A month and half into our new place, I’m finally ready to share some photos. Welcome, and please come in.
Here’s what you’d see if you could walk in the door (little man included):
Then if you could turn about forty-five degrees, this is what you’d see:
And then a bit farther:
If you were really standing in my living room, I’d invite you into the dining room, where I keep my little desk, and Jacob keeps some toys. And a sippy cup. Always a sippy cup.
The art on the walls is courtesy of John’s brothers. We love that we have a family museum.
I’d turn to show you our little (but workable) nook of a kitchen:
There’s more, but it’s tough to photograph.
And then there’s Jacob’s room, with all the fun stuff on the walls. There’s an icon of his patron saint, Saint James the Greater, which Jacob’s godfather brought back for him from Spain. There’s a pillow a friend gave him at his Baptism that says “God bless this little one.” (I love that!)
Then there’s some random fun-but-no-personal-connection stuff on the “learning wall”–number flashcards to come.
Above his bed is the rug my aunt made for him. We have also one from our wedding in the living room. Aren’t they pretty? She makes them; she’s a rug hooker. Check it out. Cool stuff. And finally, near his bed are a cross John’s family gave us at Jacob’s Baptism and a photo from the day, on which I had printed a quote from the Bible about Jacob. See below for a close-up. I love that, too. Heck, I love all this stuff!
Kind of reminds you of the opening scene of The Lion King, right? But kind of beautiful, too.
Out the window in Jacob’s room you can see the backyard and his baby swing. All that’s missing is our room, but that’s pretty much just a big brown bed, big brown furniture, and a couple of hangings on the walls.
Thanks for coming to visit, friends. Please stop by again next time you’re in Brooklyn!