For the 1st few months in our new place we enjoyed meals, games and eventually homework in the light-filled-magically-transformed-by-white-paint-sun room. But, the room is not heated and so we lost our favorite hangout around the end of October and took to eating at a small round table in the kitchen, games fell by the wayside and homework started being done up in the bedrooms. As winter pressed on, the desire to get the dining room in shape was strong but there was a lot of work, planning and gathering to do. Although there are a few details to wrap up I am happy to say the room is now in full use as a homework station (see the textbooks under the bookshelf?), craft and project table and dinner table. The room is a collection of old and new and feels worn in, welcoming and like home. Gathering at the table for dinner, even if it's a quick one, has always been my favorite part of each day. Breakfast is still eaten, one or two at a time, at the small breakfast table and I'm sure we'll be back in the sun room at some point but for now I am so, so happy to have a warm and cozy place to gather and reconnect with one another. Thanks for reading and I'll see you back here soon with a bit of new work.