Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Settling in and finishing off the year....




Gradually we have unpacked all the boxes (we aren't talking about the garage)
and sorting where we want to put everything.
We pretty much rearranged every room and got rid of truckloads
of rubbish and stuff.


It's just so nice to be home, 
but it will be even nicer when we don't have to spend every spare moment
sorting and tidying and putting away.


There's still a lot of stuff going on outside,
but the end is in sight.


I love having a pantry.
The kitchen needed fixing back to the walls,
so when they took it out, we took the liberty of rearranging it
and putting in a pantry. All that will be finished next year.



There's a couple of wee Christmas garlands hanging,
but that is really as Christmassy as it's getting.


I do love these wee shelves David built for my teapots.


And having little spots of tidiness here and there.


I'm also extremely grateful to have a study at last.



I'll just leave you with this lovely photo of us taken on the weekend.
It's been a long and extremely difficult year, but we made it to the end.
I'm going to take a bloggy break now for a few weeks.

I hope you and yours have a lovely Christmas
and keep safe over the holiday season.

Lots of love from me to you xoxox

16 comments:

Leonie said...

How lovely to be home with all the homely touches and exciting new spaces :) Awesome photo of you all! Merry Christmas to you and your family Deb and have a wonderful break and Blessed (less difficult) new year, big hugs and love, L xx

Miriam said...

lots and lots of love my sweet friend x

clare's craftroom said...

My Christmas wish for you my lovely friend is that next year brings you so much happiness and good health you will be singing so loud I will hear you from here.

Gail said...

I'm so glad that you are home! With most of the repairs finished life can settle into whatever is "normal." I love the teapot shelves! I'm actually jealous of them. You have a lovely family-enjoy the holidays. Blessed Be

Cat said...

And I will SEE you in the new year xxx

nz green buttons said...

I love those shelves too! Recessed shelves are the best, I wish we had some. I love that photo of you and your family! I hope 2014 is a happy year for you all! xxxx

Schulz Family said...

Fantastic photo of you all. Love the new little bits around the house. Have an awesome christmas

Tamara Hampton said...

I hope you and your lovely family have a nice holiday!

Lynne Shandley said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Deb. I hope next year is a bit easier on you!
I know about the sorting and unpacking - we are moving currently and I'm still sorting and packing at that end and moving boxes that can't be unpacked yet until the furniture moves in and we have a place to store stuff!

Primroses Attic said...

Such a lovely picture of your family.
Merry Christmas to you all.
Rosezeeta.

Creative Mama said...

Hooray for home!!! Love your family photo. Have a wonderful Christmas xox

Sammy said...

Must be so lovely to be home. Tell that R of your he is the nicest handsomest young man (you know why xx). Bless you Deb x

Melissa @ www.thebestnest.co.nz said...

Merry Christmas Deb and family! All the best for a wonderful New Year xx

Nin said...

Oh that is a lovely photo of you guys. Bless you - enjoy the break!

Hootnz said...

Thats a beauty of a photo of you all!! Love all the nooks and crannies of loveliness! Happy 2014 :))

Peggy W said...

OH Deb,
Here it is the beginning of February and I am just now commenting. What a truly beautiful picture of you and all your lovelies! My how James has grown! I've been praying for you all. Trust me when I say it can be so hard to parent young men.... with our eldest being 20 (and now on his own living hundreds of miles away), the middle 17 (leaving for the Army, following in big brother & dad's footsteps in June), and my "baby" at 14... well lets just say it isn't all roses and sunshine. We've had our hard times... things i just can't post about. but i still wanted you to know i've been thinking of you!