Boxes are unpacked, schooling is sailing right along, soccer season has ended, and the snow has begun to fall. I am mindful of Thanksgiving creeping around the corner and it makes me think of the term blessed and it’s rich meaning. Today I am pondering a few of the synonyms that highlight to word best: granted, favoured, contented, merry, sanctified, refreshed, delightful. I often end my emails not with “sincerely,” but just the word, “blessings.” I do this because I genuinely desire my loved ones to be blessed, or in other words, sanctified, refreshed, and content. I know through life, sometimes blessing is masked behind the busyness or just the mundaneness of daily life. It is especially at these moments I should stop and again reflect on the beautiful, yet impacting definition of blessed from Webster’s 1828 dictionary.
BLESS’ED, Happy; prosperous in worldly affairs; enjoying spiritual happiness and the favor of God; enjoying heavenly felicity.
Isn’t it interesting how being atoned for and happy go hand in hand. So my thanksgiving greeting to you, walk in the blessing that is so beautifully yours given by our precious Savior, because it is only there that one can truly be happy.
For the curious…I’ve attached a few pictures of our loft.
Yay, A kitchen! The basement makeshift kitchen just doesn’t compare. A little bit more on the floors. These are dyed with Ameripolish acetone based dye and seal. They are carmel and highlighted with walnut. I am sorry to be so detailed, but when I was looking for the right stain color, it was very difficult to find pictures with detailed info, so thus, all the info.
Libby and Max send their love from our tv room.
The barn doors enter into a den, but it is currently being used as Asher’s room. To the right you will see the door going into Wilson’s room.
The boys bathroom was outfitted on my last trip to Bothell on an outing to IKEA. Yes, that is the closest IKEA to Coeur D Alene.
Max’s room, is know as the bunk room, although it has yet to acquire of the built in bunks. This is one of those pending winter projects. The dark spots in the floors throughout are not due to dye, but rather it is where the concrete was not fully dry when we sprayed the dye on it.
Where our schooldays are spent.
Our sweet daughter’s bedroom, for now.
This bath joins Libby’s room and the master bedroom.
The floors in the master bedroom are concrete, like the rest of the loft, but are finished with a slight color variation. We used Ameripolish concrete dye and seal, in carmel, coffee, then a very light coat of walnut. Sounds like a yummy Starbucks combination, doesn’t it?
May your fall set with a beautiful Thanksgiving spent with family and friends.