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Thursday, June 5, 2008

How to make a house a home




Since we have decided to stay in our house for a couple of more years, we have decided to try to make a little effort to give our house more of a home feel... and what better way to do that than with a piano? Yes folks, we got a piano. As you can see from the picture, it isn't the fanciest of pianos, but it fits me since I am no the fanciest of players. Some of you may be surprised to know that I even play the piano at all. I mainly like just playing songs that I can sing a long to.... so I am not really into playing classical music. In fact, that is one of the reasons that I quit piano. I know that classical music is an important foundation blah blah blah, but I didn't like playing it, so I didn't want to take lessons anymore. Now looking back,it seems like the more logical solution would have been to ask to play "other" kinds of music, but I didn't. Okay.. wait back to our piano... there's no need for me to blabber about my old piano days. So having a piano in my house has made it feel more like a home. The other day we were all sitting around singing primary songs while I played, and it brought such a nice spirit to my house. I know that this may create a corny picture in your head of us all sitting around singing whole heartedly, but I love it. Watch out, if you come over, no guarantee that we won't be busting out show tunes singing together :)!

Oh.. and if you are all wondering about Sofia in her rag dress, here is the quick story. This morning that dress was cute. It was in one piece. It was bright white. She looked like a little angel. I think when we were out today, the dress got a snag, and a snag begat a snag which begat a tear, and next thing you know, my daughter looks like she has been living on the streets for months. I know I am all about letting kids get dirty, but even I can admit that that is pretty bad. Oh well.

5 comments:

Heather said...

Wow, congratulations on your new piano! You'll have so much fun with it. I love the little torn dress - it looks like she had a fun day!

Jeff said...

I can't read a note...so, I'm very impressed at whatever level of piano playing you are at! And I didn't know you played. So, where is is in the LR and how have you rearranged the furniture?? I'm curious.

Amanda

Kara's Blog said...

We did have a fun day Heather... but I am as tired as that dress is torn (if that makes sense)
Amanda,
I do play, but trust me my skills are not super impressive.. especially since I haven't lived near a piano since high school. We had to move our big chair and ottamon to the garage, because obviously there wasn't room for the piano in the first place. It actually opened the room up a lot, because the ottamon was taking up tons of space.

juliette said...

Wow! I want a piano in our house and I can't string three notes together! I just think a piano would work in this house. Congrats! And your daughter is an angel even in--especially in--a torn white dress. It would be depressing if it were clean and in one piece at the end of the day.

Bonnie Schwartz said...

Hi Kara! It's Bonnie Schwartz and I got the link to your blog from Sarabeth's. I just wanted to say hi! I enjoy reading your blogs sometimes and your kids are cute!