So a month or so ago, Kevin Rex finally broke over and bought a kitchen table for the kitchenette/breakfast nook area.
There has literally been nothing in that area for far too long.
We both have been hating not having a place to sit and eat our meals. The dinning room feels too formal and the couch is too comfortable.
We both feel it is so important for couples and families to have dinners at the table. At church a few weeks ago, they discussed a study about families who ate dinner around the table vs. those who didn't. There were soooo many positive results surround the couples/families who spent time around the table TOGETHER.
So bottom line, sitting at the table together for meals is a priority for us.
Not only is the table about eating, but I use the table to do my notes from work. Kev likes to use the table to exercise the creative side of his brain. Which is OUT.of.This.WORLD. I swear he is gonna be the J.K. Rowling. Mark my word.
We so needed a table!
We went on a mission for a white country-esque table. Boy are those hard to find around good ole Lex.
After weeks of searching, low and behold we found what we were looking for.
I also brought over some of my favorite country white dishes to add to his baker rack.
This place is coming back together for sure :-)
My mama bought me this bowl for Christmas a couple years ago. It is one of my favorite pieces. It is a Longaberger dish. Us country gals loves us some Longaberger.
In the past several weeks we have went back to making dinner at the table a daily event.
No cell phones are allowed.
We spend the time before our meal praying
aloud for each other as individuals and as a couple
for our families
for the doggies
for new challenges ahead
for daily struggles
and for strength and patience.
We talk about the highs and lows of our days.
It's just us soaking each other up with no outside distractions.
Back when we had our first meal at the new table, I busted out the camera.
What was on the menu: sushi takeout. Woot woot!
Kev knows just how to get the right angle huh? Ha
And I must admit, Bailey is sort of a begger at the dinner table. He usually lays his head on my lap the entire meal. I can give his Nana and Papaw credit for this habit.
One of my favorite times of the whole days.....
our prayers right before we indulge.
Sometimes it would be easy just to pile on the couch and stuff our faces, but I am so thankful we are making memories around our new table every day.
Can't wait for many many more.
Used Kitchen tables should be a staple in all households :-)