My sister and her husband (hi! I know you are reading this) live a few miles away, so even though I've tried to convince them to stay over, they have politely declined. I think they know that it would mean our daughter racing into their room at 6am instead of ours. This is one of those rooms that we furnished right when we moved in with things we already had and haven't touched it since.
As I've mentioned, we moved 3 days before our son's 2nd birthday party, which meant that my mother-in-law was also visiting for the combined giant move and party week. She is straight from heaven, given that she was OK with that:) For the previous 4 years, when we lived in a little 2 bedroom bungalow, she would stay at a local hotel during her visits. Thank goodness we now have a guest room for her (and other guests) to stay in. Nothing can compare to an extra hour's sleep; our daughter is up at 6am, when she decides to visit Grammy's room first, then get us at 7am.
This might also explain why there is a framed portrait of said daughter on the nightstand, just a nice reminder of why Grammy visits every other month.
I link to these awesome parties:
Sunday: I Heart Naptime, Stephany Hyder, Nifty Thrifty Things, Home Savvy AtoZ Monday:Between Naps on the Porch, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Thrifty Decor Chick, Alderberry Hill, Debbie Doo's, Home Stories A to Z Tuesday:Coastal Charm, Tip Junkie, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Carolyn's Homework, Made in a Day, Our Delightful Home, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Get Your Craft On Wednesday: Savvy Southern Style, Crystal and Co, Power of Paint, Newlyweds Recipe Linky, It's Overflowing Thursday: The Shabby Creek Cottage, Made in a Day, House of Hepworths, the 36th Avenue, Five Things Thursdays Friday: Serenity Now, Tatertots and Jello, The Shabby Nest, Thirty Handmade Days, Addicted 2 Decorating, Funky Junk Interiors