We've moved and this is the kitchen I left behind:
And our basement:
Our new owners are being exceptionally understanding about this whole ordeal and have been a dream with which to work on allowing ServiceMaster, insurance adjusters, flooring representatives and contractors into their new home.
I still harbor some guilt and anguish, but onward and upward, right?
Our new kitchen is largely still in boxes, and is far from feeling quite "ours" yet, but it feels so nice. The new kitchen island will be perfect for cooking while the boys eat, snack or color and it is so open into the other living spaces.
I am enjoying getting to know this new kitchen and feeling out how to set it up. I'll be back with a recipe in the near future...