It began as a temporary month-to-month rental, then slowly started to feel like home. We talked in vague terms about perhaps landscaping, fencing, painting, remodeling bedrooms, adding on to the deck, reorganizing the kitchen. After 53 weeks of living here, and several months of effort, we are proud to call our home home. We're here to stay. It's ours and that feels oh so good.
The feeling of welcomeness has, I hope, been present since the beginning. (Since this photo was snapped I've added a mat in front of the door, just to be sure.)