My marriage ended eight months in the past, and since then I’ve been slowly updating the framed pictures round our home…
I didn’t immediately take down the pictures of Alex since he’s nonetheless an enormous, vital a part of our lives, in fact, and I didn’t need the boys to really feel like all proof of him had instantly disappeared. (They usually nonetheless have pictures of him of their bedrooms, which is able to keep put.) However it feels prefer it’s time now, and I’ve slowly been swapping them out.
I hung this picture of my mother and aunt Lulu dancing. How cute are they?
And this image of the gate to my grandmother’s home, which seems like a deep breath.
And this picture of the boys at Coney Island, these little faces!
However right here’s my query: Can I additionally grasp pictures of buddies in our home? Or is that bizarre? (Is it bizarre to even marvel if it’s bizarre?!) I imply, it’s our place, we are able to do no matter we would like, in fact, however I really feel hesitant, like will somebody really feel prefer it’s too intimate or overstepping if they arrive over and there they’re in our household gallery wall? One thing about it additionally feels susceptible.
For instance, I like this picture of my pal Kath and her daughter. She invited me over final Christmas, because the boys have been with Alex, and we had the LOVELIEST day making soup and enjoying video games and consuming cookies along with her large household. I felt very taken care of and I’ll always remember it.
And the way beautiful are Jenny and Erin?
This picture of my pal Claire on our Paris journey is a favourite.
And I like this snapshot of my and Gemma’s toes after treating ourselves to pedicures.
So, I’m curious: Do you grasp framed pictures of buddies in your house? Is it a factor or not likely “performed”? I feel I’ll go for it regardless as a result of I like them.
P.S. Do or don’t: ice in wine, mustaches and marriage ceremony first seems. Plus right here’s our full Brooklyn home tour, in the event you’d wish to see.
(Prime picture of our front room by Alpha Smoot.)