Thursday, May 15, 2008

The New Table is Here! - Version 2

Alternate title: The long version

My anniversary present has finally arrived!

So, it's time to say good-bye to the 20-plus year old hand-me-down table we have been using. Don't get me wrong. I've been very thankful for it. It has served us well and many, many nourishing meals have been served on its stained, chipped Formica top.
But, it's time to say good-bye to broken casters and using the office chair at the table when we want to be able to sit six people.

It's time to say good-bye to the torn, vinyl chairs that Elizabeth says, "scratch her bottom".
It's also time to say good-bye to the ability to rock my babies to sleep while sitting at the kitchen table. Each chair had it's own characteristic squeaks and groans that helped soothe even my grumpiest baby.

But, now we welcome a newer, classier table to our home. Somehow I feel more grown up and mature in its presence. I know it will witness many special meals and conversations through the years to come.This morning it was christened with maple syrup, jelly, crumbs and drips of milk. Welcome to the family!


Shannon said...

the table looks lovely!!!
also, thank you for your prayers. I am most appreciative.

veronica said...

beautiful must be thrilled it finally arrived!

Tracy said...

Beautiful table and chair set.. how exciting.. I know how you feel.. we have had used tables for 15 yrs and finally bought a new one in March... it made me feel so darn good!

Lael said...

You picked a very nice looking set, and your comments are so funny! Enjoy it!

Jill said...

That table looks like it was meant to go there!! Beautiful.