Dining Room

Here is our new dining room mostly unpacked, with a few things still lost in the chaos. But it is cute and cozy, and will function for us well.



The china all made it safely, and is put away.


We added a cedar chest with pillows as comfy place for the teenager who loves to sit there for the best wireless access.


The buffet table has mom’s silver chest on it, and on each side of that are the books we often use for Family Home Evening. The top drawers have the coloring books and play dough ready and accessible but otherwise out of sight.


Now the kids’ rooms are finished, and the library/music room is finished for Nathan’s lessons, and the dining room is finished. The kitchen is mostly done, but a few more things came today and we have lots of pictures of the kids up, so I won’t post any pics of that room right now.

The living room is mostly done, but has random furniture that came over today, and I can’t put it all away until the kids are at school tomorrow. It will be easy and quick, though. My next project will need to be our office, so Nathan can work from home and compose on the keyboard and write musicals and I can do my early morning studies and run on the treadmill and do my notes for work.

I will do our room last, so it can be most settled into our holy of holies resting place, and then finally hang pictures.

We are getting there, and so grateful for so much help in getting everything here.

We are all so exhausted, and I should be sleeping, but it’s so much easier to get things done while the kids are asleep.

And so it goes, one empty box at a time.


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About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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