Thanksgiving is coming up. I betcha that you forgot…what with the world going crazy right now with Christmas.
But in actuality, the day for slowing down (turkey does that to ya) and remembering what we are grateful for is the next holiday on the docket. I know. But Christmas is more fun. more work. more celebration. I know. I know. But it is also not next. Get in line Christmas, ya filthy animal.
This year we are actually hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house. My parents and siblings and the kids are all coming…just like they did in the past. And this year we are expecting my grandparents as well. My Mummum just got out of the hospital so that’s a really big deal.
The other big deal is that we are gonna be able to tell my grandparents what the baby is and what their name is. I know a lot of you have been asking and I just want to say thank you for being so patient with me. Hiding the pregnancy for any amount of time was out of the question (I am instantly pregnant looking) and I know that you guys have been praying for us and well-wishing this entire time. I am really excited to be able to share with my family first and I hope that in the following week or so after that, our big announcement for you…our extended family…will be ready 🙂 Sooo thanks again…and continue to pray. With a really low-lying anterior placenta and seeing as how I am attempting another VBAC, I am not quite out of the ‘worry woods’ quite yet.
And on top of that…I didn’t really get to celebrate Thanksgiving last year because Weston was just born. I was just coming home from the hospital when the family ate together and I had to go straight home to nurse a fractured tailbone…among other things. So I miss this sucker. I miss the massive amounts of food!
There is so much this year to be thankful for! And one of those things is that the tush cush factor will be very high. You may remember the dining room chairs before…
I talked about how I went shopping and got eight of these beauties (I saw the ad so many of you mentioned and hope that the three stores will do a price adjustment so THANK YOU AGAIN!)….
And after about four hours of assembling time, here is what the chairs look like with Big Woodie (that’s our table’s nickname…not something you need to feel dirty about)…
This is a really dark room to photograph so excuse the weird shadows. We absolutely LOVE the chairs. They are firm but not too firm. They feel sturdy enough for my larger relatives and not so big that they overtake the table.
And the wood of the legs is really close in hue so I appreciate that tremendously. I worried that black or a dark brown would be too jarring next to the midtone of the table…and this is the closest I could find and it looks pretty darn close in person.
My favorite part though is the backs. The tufting is just beautiful in here. I feel very spoiled…and quite fancy….with my own tufted chairs. It’s a weird feeling…like I need pearls to clutch now….only I’m sure my boys would wrestle them off me in a hot second and end up jamming one of the pearls up their nose or something crazy.
The darkness of the chairs is really inspiring me overall in the space. I’m no professional when it comes to designing a space and being able to incorporate my old stuff from our first house, finding my current style, and working with the different architecture and details in this house (that aren’t really my style whatsoever) is quite a challenge. I feel like living here (going on three years now!) is finally giving me some time to settle in, figure out what works, what we need, and what doesn’t work is leading me in the right direction. For example…I tried these dark brown curtains…and now with the dark gray chairs, I feel like the curtains don’t work….I need more light and interest. It’s interesting how getting to the finish line sometimes requires us to take several steps backward!