In just about six weeks we'll be back in the states and we'll get to see loved ones' much-prayed-for new-homes, but they won't get to come here for... well, a long time, at least. So, we're throwing open these virtual doors to share our sweet home with you. We are so soo grateful for this wonderful place! Come on in....
|Might as well start with the kitchen right? It is the center of a home! And this lovely little kitchen has countertops high enough for me to do dishes without near-kneeling. First time in China to have high counters! We are so grateful for this GIFT!|
|No closets means for some eye-sore coat racks but it works... the front door is between the table and the living room, by the shoe shelf and coat rack.|
|windows, light, and just the right space to cuddle, wrestle, read or sing.... we love coming home to this home.|
The Boy's Room
|that little "lamppost" was needful in the boys' Narnia room...|
|I love the quotes on their wall... "Courage, Child: We are all between the paws of the true Aslan" and "There are no accidents. Our Guide is Aslan." are my favorites.|
The Girls' Room
I'm sure we're not alone in having gone through more than one copy of The Jesus Storybook Bible. The loose pages of the last spine-less book made beautiful banners to bless our girls.
|So crazy grateful for my talented friend who sewed this perfect princess tent for our girls. Thanks T!|
~ upstairs: two rooms and a bathroom ~
The School Room
|(from the double doors behind the drying rack.) Our room is just behind the white-board wall. |
Nothing is on the walls... still... yet. The white board (and a few more treasures) will be hung beautifully one day.
One little trouble is that we've been without water for about 2 weeks total of the past 3-4 months. And it's true, we're big fans of flushing, but we're adjusting our plans and learning to go with the no-flow days. We've got huge buckets of water stored for flushing necessities and I'm perfecting my too-many-days-without-a shower hairdo.
It is a wild and crazy privilege to come home to a place that we simply love being in. We've never lived anywhere in our married lives that feels so much like a home that suits our family, our tastes. This home is a gift that we are so grateful to have received and to have for the season that the Lord allows us here.... and we so loooong to share this gift with friends who will come and enjoy meals, tea, laughter, stories, popcorn and learning here together with us. YOU are most gladly, warmly welcome to come anytime!