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Inside our Austin home

We've been living in Taiwan for six months, which is our half-way point for Kelly's work contract that he's fulfilling. I took some pictures for myself of our home the day I left to come back to Taiwan after Christmas break to look at when I'm feeling a bit homesick. Here's a quick tour of our casa bonita. You can also click HERE for an old link to see our swimming pool after it was completed.
I prefer fresh flowers, but these will do while I'm away.

Sometimes I want to click my heels three times and repeat, "There's no place like home" to escape back to there. Then I realize that home is where my family is, and right now, that's in Taiwan with the exception of our college student. I do miss all my friends in Texas though. And some of my dishes. :-)


Julie said…
That was cute, about missing some friends...and some dishes! Your home is gorgeous. Christopher's room is so cute! I love the colors. I like where you put the organ too. Good way to disguise it :o
Lisa said…
You have such a beautiful sense of style Kelly! I love your home. :)
Bobbi said…
I love your home in Texas. I found every room to be very appealing to my sense of style. Loved your bold use of color and then the surprise and serenity of the white family room. Beautiful. And I am sure you do miss it--and friends and dishes (funny, but I totally get what you are saying). Thankfully you get to return to your home in the end, and it is there waiting for you.
Francie said…
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Francie said…
Sorry had to delete my previous post.

I think of you often and your experience abroad. You'll be back in your gorgeous home before you know it and hosting those beautiful parties that you so graciously delight us with in pictures.

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