Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Mix Tape: Home


Eleven days we've lived in Austin, six days we've lived in our new (rental) house.  Six days of nesting on steroids.  Is that even possible?  When we moved in I was on a self-imposed deadline of the first day of school for the kids to have a cushy launching pad when they go out out and land back in at the end of the day.  With the grace of God and the elbow-grease of Christ Church's very own tribe of horse-bee-angel people, our house feels like home.  Ahhhhh......

I'll post some pictures throughout the week, but today leave you with a mixtape of favorite inspiration on the theme of Home.


track 1:  art


Kristen Wulff, This is Home project
I purchased the set of postcards curated for this project and
 haven't been able to mail this one out to even my mother!
  I think I'll stick it on the fridge instead.






track 2:  mix tape



Standalone player



track 3:  poem  (in the form of song lyrics this week)

Tender Mending
Brooke Waggoner


We nailed a bunch of pictures onto the walls
Wiped off all the kitchen counter tops
Lit a lot of candles on the table outside
To show our happy guests that we were happy inside

We vacuumed up the carpets and we mopped up the floors
Dusted off the shelves and had the sofa restored
Stocked the freezer full of food and drink for our friends
Told the next door neighbors they'd be gone after ten
They'd be gone after ten, gone after ten, gone after ten

We nailed a bunch of pictures onto the walls
Wiped off all the kitchen counter tops
Oh and we lit a lot of candles on the table outside
To show our happy guests that we were happy inside
Oh we were happy inside






track 4:  family photo
Last night we had our first company to celebrate Andrew's 20th birthday.
"We just met each other and we're already best friends.  We didn't even have to ask!"  -- Bronwyn, age 6

5 comments:

  1. Bronwyn's quote made so happy that I cried! CAN"T WAIT to see you in Austin this winter!

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  2. How is it possible that the best of many worlds have come together? And how can we get in on it? Soon.

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  3. Phaedra & David,
    You are blessed to have this delightful Austin family. We are blessed to throw our lot in with them. We are counting the days for the newest delightful Taylor blessing. And then the days until we get to hang out together 'round our table here in Austin.

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  4. I'm so glad you're feeling at HOME already, even though so much is still new and strange. I love the mixtape. I'd probably add "Lights" by Journey, because it makes me think of that longing for home when you're far away as well.

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  5. Laurel, thanks for the mix tape suggestion...I enjoyed reminiscing with that Journey tune today. Love you!

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