Thursday, March 15, 2007

Small house...five people

When we bought our house eight years ago we were pregnant with our first child and only planned to live here for two or three years.  Well...eight years and two more children later we are still here.  School materials have overrun our house.  Almost more so than toys.  Most of our friends and family keep saying you need a bigger house.  Yes, we do.  However, we went through Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace a few years ago and have a totally different outlook on money and spending.  (This is an excellent program by the way. DH and I highly recommend for everyone, whether you have tons of debt or no debt at all.)  So right now, we cannot move.  Our solution to this problem is to put all three girls in one bedroom.  My dh built bunkbeds a couple years ago before Lil was born.  So Lulu sleeps in the top bed and Monkey and Lil are sharing the bottom bed.  So far, so good.  Praise the Lord!

We turned the second small bedroom into our school room.  Now all school materials are in one room and the kitchen can look like a kitchen, my bedroom can look like my bedroom and the living room can look like a living room.  We are excited about the progress so far.  We still have lots of work to do getting the rest of the house back in order, but the school room and the girls' bedroom look good.

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