Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Getting Settled.

Now that we have gotten both of our shipments and almost all of the boxes are unpacked I realized it was time to get started putting the house together.
When we first looked at this house I loved these shelves in the living room.  A lot of our books and knick knacks are still all boxed up in a warehouse in Houston.  I never thought I would 'need' more books, but I am just going to have to wait and see what we find in our adventures here.  This was my first pass at the staging these shelves and having at least this one thing done is helping me feel a little more settled.



The other side of the living room has our hutch that we bought in Norway.  I love this piece and I like leaving it a little more uncluttered than it was in our house in Oslo.  

This is one of my favorite corners of the living room, the view into our backyard is so peaceful.


This space will be even better when we get our couch delivered next week, we find a cozy rug and I get a few things hung on the walls.  One step at a time though.  



7 comments:

  1. Paris! As a retired French teacher, I am so envious! Love that hutch! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

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    1. It is fun, but there are definitely some trying moments, I wish I remembered more of my high school French!

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  2. Amy....it takes a lot of self control for me to not be envious as I have always loved the European life and country and have always dreamed of living over there one day. It is good to see others living the life "you think" you would have liked to live. I think it is good for the soul to be humbled that way.

    Amy....I KNOW that God is at work putting you guys there and it is NOT just for the scenery and fine food if you know what I mean. This adventure is amazing that you are on and I am SO EXCITED for your family to have these life experiences that are unique and once in a lifetime opportunities. PEACE to you! Thank you so much for sharing this blog it feels like I am checking in with family after a long time!

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    1. Thanks Jen, You guys will have to come and visit us. We are having a lot of fun exploring now that we are getting a little settled in. Good luck on your upcoming move.

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  3. Just thought you might like to know...you were featured today on my blog! :-) Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie
    http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com/2013/08/finding-french-country-style.html

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  4. WoW!!! Paris...you are living the dream girl!! I hope you will continue to photograph and document the amazing city, and your home, and share it with us at the Scoop. I'm sure many readers will be drooling over them.

    ♥Linsey

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