Every tree limb overhead seems to sit and wait, while every step you take becomes a twist of fate.
Up on the watershed, standing at the fork in the road...

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The day I've been waiting for has finally come - not a referral post though

I have been waiting for YEARS to decorate a baby room. In DC we had the perfect room that just waited and waited and never became a baby room.

Here in Denver we have seriously downsized. And the few little things we've accumulated for baby have piled up in my office which is now overflowing with storage and baby books and misc. furniture.

As I write this very sentence darling J and our friend Dave are heaving and grunting and pushing our bedroom furniture downstairs to the basement family room.

Why is he doing this you might ask? Why would we want to move the entire master bedroom underground?

To make room for baby of course!!

I love small houses and I hate small houses. I love that our little bungalow is easy to clean. I love that it is old and has character and is located in a very cool little neighborhood. But the downside is that most of these bungalows only have 2 bedrooms.

Until today one bedroom was our master bedroom and one my office.
But after today one bedroom will be the office and the back bedroom, the one with carpet, will be a baby room. Not for her to sleep in at night. But for me to decorate. And for naps I suppose.

We will all sleep downstairs together in what used to be the family room. It is warm. It has soft carpet. It is much bigger. I'm excited!

Pictures to follow when it is all rearranged.



  1. I'm looking forward to the pictures. And, I love and hate small houses for the same reason. Interesting, isn't it!? The love/hate thing. They have so much charm but they're so. darn. small.

  2. Your house is adorable and I'm so glad baby will have a room....getting the room ready is the best part about the wait.


  3. Can't wait to see the pics!! So exciting to decorate!!

  4. Love your house! We have a small place too. Very cozy.

  5. Wow!!! I don't check in for a week....and look what all has changed!!! You sew. You moved (rooms) AND YOU HAVE A LITTLE GIRL!!!! I can't wait to hear more!!!! I will be checking in more often for sure!!!!!!!!!


  6. Sounds familiar. We have 2 bedrooms as well. And we'll also be co-sleeping. But I'm planning on having a kids' room to decorate, store all the kid stuff and for naps. I'm also going to set up a toddler bed in there, so that when wee one comes home, she will see that she does have her own bed for whenever she is ready to have her own room. Absolutely NO pressure for her to sleep in that bed until SHE decides to.


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J and I have been married for almost 15 years. We have shared many adventures and a lot of watershed moments. In 2009 I began blogging and in 2010 we adopted our daughter from Ethiopia. In March of 2012 we began the process to adopt a little boy from Haiti. This blog follows the many twists and turns on the road to our two children and beyond.