Bedtime Stories…

What I enjoy most about our home are the many places where our family gathers to share stories. Some of the places include our the kitchen table, our computer room, and our deck. But the place that I’ll always associate most closely with epic stories is our living room.

Taken by itself, our living room is nothing unusual. It is not too big, not too small… It includes two couches, a rocking chair, and a fishtank that takes up way too much space. What makes our living room is not the stuff or the size, but rather the time that our family spends here almost every evening reading stories.

Sasha's Book Shelf

We’ve spent countless hours observing Harry Potter (barely) make it through the 5th year of school… We’ve helped and been helped by Aslan in the land of Narnia an numerous occasions… We’ve been fortunate to travel along with Laura and her family from Wisconsin to the Oklahoma Territories to Minnesota to the Dakota Territories

I only have to think of the many enjoyable nights we’ve spent sharing stories with a roaring fire in the fireplace and the rain pouring outside to remind myself why I love our living room!

Please feel free to join us on the day’s leading up to Valentine’s Day as we romance our homes by discussing some of the many ways we love our homes and neighborhoods.

4 thoughts on “Bedtime Stories…

  1. Dustin,

    Books have a central place in my childhood homes in St. Louis, as well as the places we raised our three children in Boston. Now that they’ve left the nest, there’s a new way to use books to stay connect.

    Have you or any of your readers tried yet? It’s a great way to catalogue favorite books online, and as their site says, “show everyone your library, or keep it private.” While I haven’t quite figured out how to do that yet, when Iook forward to seeing if it really is possible to, “Find people with the same books as you. Get recommendations from readers like you.”

    Anyone care to trade thoughts on favorite books on love, marriage, relationships, parenting, or just favorite bedtime stories for kids?

  2. Wow, you’ve got whole bunch of Russian fairy tales! You probably have a store with Russian books in Seattle. We don’t have a living room yet, but I really like hanging out in Barnes & Nobles and Books-a-Million at the IT section lol. Right now I’ve got two PHP books and “The Millionair Real Estate Agent” by Garry Keller in my car – always trying to catch a moment to read while my wife shopping πŸ™‚

  3. That’s funny that you noticed that!

    Anna has been lugging a suitcase full of books back from Russia every time she returns from a trip there (once a year). Literally, an entire suitcase!

    As a matter of fact, what you see there is only a small subset of our collection of Russian stories… We probably have more Russian stories than most Russian bookstores in the US.

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