I'm not complaining. We love the new house. The neighborhood is awesome, the layout is great, more contemporary and it's very close to my office. For whatever reason, though, we are struggling to make it feel like home. Our picture frames and artwork haven't been hung and displayed and our other decorations are still sitting in boxes in the basement. It's been a very busy summer. Just doesn't feel quite like home.
You may remember the swing set we built for Jonah's 2nd birthday. It is a wonderful handmade double decker tower with swings, trapeze bars and a slide. We spent a lot of time building it that summer. I remember taking a pregnancy test one evening while Adam was working on the tower. I had Jonah walk over to Adam and tell him that he was going to be a big brother. The swing set was not only fun to build but has sentimental value as well.
When we moved from Tipp City to Springboro, we didn't initially bring it. The new renter at the Tipp house didn't want it as his son is 16. This week we finally got around to disassembling it and bringing it to the new house. Thank you Dad, Mike A and Ken.
We have spent the last two nights getting it back together. The neighborhood kids have been anxiously waiting to play on it. Jonah and Jude are beside themselves with excitement to have it back.
Adam and I are feeling a little more "at home" now that the swing set is part of our family again. There's something very normal about looking out the back door and seeing it just as it was at the old house.
Swing set at the old house
Swing set at the new house