One positive thing about having Katie live with us is that we now have an artist in residence. Growing up, Katie was “the artistic triplet.” OK, she was also “the smart triplet,” “the athletic triplet,” and the “fastest-reader triplet.” It’s actually quite a bit unfair.
But we’re certainly not complaining. Whenever we have an idea for a craft, Katie happily obliges and executes it perfectly. (Plus, “real” art is not in the budget for the foreseeable future).
Katie made this “I love you” eye chart last year:
So, Katie made a similar poster listing almost all of the streets we’ve lived on. Ever since college, we have moved at least once a year, and we’ve been charmed by each new place. Plus, each one has had a cute name. (Some people have disputed that a street name can be “cute,” but wouldn’t everyone much rather live on Orchard or Glenlake than on something like Wacker St.)?
Now when you look across the mantel, it reads “I love you-Glenlake,” “I love you- 5th Avenue,” and “I love you-Lafayette.” A sweet little red house completes it.