My first thought was to take all these photos. Then spend several hours cleaning everything, and then post "after" photos.
But you know what? After thinking about it (as I was cleaning up everything) I decided that's not what I wanted to do.
I remember a time when I didn't have people living with me. I remember when there was only one small basket of laundry.
And so today I am so thankful that I have a family.
I'm thankful that The Engineer comes home, throws his books and shoes and backpack on the floor just like old times. Because he's home.
I'm thankful that I have to buy this many eggs. Because I have that many people who live here who enjoy eggs.
I'm thankful that the laundry room proves a family lives here. I love the hooks Ironman installed. And I especially love that my daughter writes "A Rocks" on every single writable surface!
I love that my 17 year old asks Ironman to study with her.
I love that my 13 year old enjoys shopping with Mom. (and cooking)
I love that my 20 year old likes to come home and just hang out with the parents.
Even if we're not doing anything special.
I love being IN a family.