Other Desert Cities & the Joy of Directing Adults
Off-Road with my Parents

A Room of Our Own

After getting Kody and Kaylea settled into their new rooms, Gene and I spent the week living out of totes (Kale's new room was our bedroom, so we packed up so she could unpack) and sleeping on an air mattress.   Yesterday, our room was finished!  It's really amazing to see how my once-unfinished office space transformed into a gorgeous master bedroom with a wall-in closet and what we've been calling my "reading nook."  I credit Gene entirely for this design and vision.  My brain doesn't see the potential in spaces the way his does.  But, just like when we build a set for the school theatre, I always trust his judgment.  It looks better than I could have imagined.  I love how the burnt orange paint turned out, and we plan to accent it with dark teal.  

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While we could have started moving furniture from Gene's house to this room last night, we decided to enjoy the gorgeous weather together and go for a bike ride instead.   We figured that one more day wouldn't make all that much of a difference in terms of organizing our room.  I love that about us -- we are able to strike a great balance between working hard and enjoying life together.  After all, to quote my favorite advice from Father Manno: "We are human beings, not human doings." 

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