I thought about my beautiful furniture sitting in a storage shed waiting to be needed again. I thought about our basement and the space we have there. I thought about the fact that now that we are cyber schooling, we will have much more time for good old fashioned fun like Scrabble and Monopoly. I thought about my own dear mom who let us keep board games up for days. I thought about the fact that in the days of modern technology, my own children may be missing out on the simple fun of playing puzzles and board games for days on end.
And so we decided to set up the dining room furniture in the basement. We packed away the beautiful pieces of china and crystal that Steve and I received as wedding gifts and stored the beautiful hutch before filling the sideboard with our collection of family games. We moved the table down and hung the beautiful prints that my Madison painted. I am excited for all the use that dining room set will soon see and the hours of family games that await!
In addition, we pulled the ping pong table out of storage and made room for it now that the kids are older. What an awesome decision! The kids have not stopped playing! And imagine that...no Wi-Fi needed! It may seem simple, but I hope that these small changes will bring my sweet family even closer together. And I couldn't end without a few before and after pictures, right?
The Dining room before the big move...
with all the beautiful crystal inside. Pretty, yes. Practical, not so much! : )
The table in the new space...all ready for hours of family fun.
I had to hang these beautiful pictures Madison painted for me .
Look what I found written on the underside of the extra table leaf...a note I wrote almost twenty years ago!
Perfect spot for the sideboard...
filled with our collection of board games.
and finally...this is what my middle two have been up to for days on end now!
I will post pictures of the new schoolroom when it is done. Hopefully soon! : )