When Kimberly, over at Life in a Shoe mentioned that they were hosting a linky today to show how big families live, I thought “this would be fun!”….and I was hoping that some of you ladies might have some suggestions on decorating/organizing things here.
We’re a family of twelve (my husband Paul and I have six sons and four daughters).
We’ve actually just moved from here (want to buy a mobile home?):
We live in a small, rural town in Alabama.
My favorite spot at this house:
The front porch is 80 ft long. I’ve placed some of our existing furniture on the porch, but honestly, it looks odd because the porch is so long. Anyone have any ideas for pulling it together??
I do love our ferns, and I love that porch swing…it’s the other places where I’m needing assistance.
The story of how we bought this house is actually amazing, but, I’ll save that for another time. For now, just know that we thought we would never find a house that could hold all of us, much less afford one. God is so much bigger than we expect, you know?
In any case, we still have A LOT of work to do here. We’ve been here about six months.
These are remnants of a recent craft project (I still want to try coloring onesies for the baby….but again, another post for another time!):
This is a lake house, but for now, the lake has been drained to make it deeper.
When we moved here, there were beautiful bulbs, pear trees, and this lovely fig tree:
Chickens, chickens and more chickens!! (Mental note to self, DON’T wear flip-flops while taking pics of the chickens!! They will NOT leave my toes alone!) :
Sunflowers in the garden:
Another square foot box:
I’m sparing you the in-ground garden. It’s a shame. Hopefully, we can show it some much needed attention this week.
We have about five acres. When we purchased this house, it was left FULL of more random stuff that I can even describe. In June alone, we LITERALLY removed 2 tons of trash from the basement alone.
Back yard swing that I hope to paint and restore. It would be nice to have a larger seating area here!
We are thankful for God’s wonderful provision. Each day, we find something new about this house that we love!
That said, this house is a work in progress, and probably will be for months to come!
If you have ideas, I would love to hear them!!