Welcome to "4 Moms Open House"! Today we are showing you our kitchens and dining rooms. Come with me and I'll show you around.
Please, don't mind the mess. What mess? Oh, I tidied up a bit before you came, but trust me, if you look close enough you might see half of a bologna sandwich or a stray sock or a jumbo pack of Sparkle paper towels (a quarter to the first person to spot those) laying around.
Come in, sit down, relax converse.
Our house doesn't always look like this,
Sometimes it's even worse!
This is the view from one end of our kitchen all the way into our "breakfast room" which we never use for breakfast. On the near right you will see the refigerator and past that is the sink. Beyond the sink, on the counter, is a bunch of junk and the fish tank from whence a brave little soggy soul had the gumption to JUMP out of his watery prison and on to my cutting board where I was preparing dinner one night.
I'm not even making that up. Much shrieking followed. (Do these things happen to ordinary people?)
On the left is where I spend a good bit of my time, at the oven, microwave, cook-top, and mixer. It's where I filmed my famous homemade country gravy video. Beyond that is a table and another fish tank. This table provides extra seating for meals or school work.
Here is the view to the right from the table in the previous picture.
This is directly across from the previous photo.
Turning back around, here is a closer look at the (non)breakfast room. You can see our school schedule, bookshelves (with yet another fish tank) and a little table for eating or working at. If you looked out the windows, you would see our trampoline.
Here is our dining room, where we have our evening meals, game nights, family meetings, and any other gatherings where the whole family is involved. The kitchen is behind me and to the right.
My husband traded golf lessons to have those benches built by a woodworking golfer. (Thank the good Lord for woodworking golfers!) I love them because we can smoosh lots o' kiddos on 'em! (the BENCHES, not woodworking golfers!) Plus, they were free.
Here is another view of the dining room, from our entry way. The view out the window is our front yard. The kitchen is to the rear and right.
That's it for this week! I hope you enjoyed it. Come back next week to see the living area.
Be sure to check out the other moms homes and then link up your own!