When B and I started designing our home in the Summer of 2009. I knew a large back porch over looking our pond was something that I was not willing to sacrifice on, B further sweetened the deal by adding an outside fireplace to the non-negotiable list with the back porch.
I guess it is something to do with growing up in the South, but a porch is not just a part of your house plan but I believe part of your lifestyle. This might seem a little weird to some, but truly I believe it. There is just something about a porch, it seems to be where my world stops and I can sit back and watch the rest of the world around me continue. Whether I am watching MC play, talking to B while he cooks a steak, enjoying a good book when my house is quite or laughing with friends around a warm winter fire, our porch is my Terabithia.
There are several things that no matter time of the year it is you will find on my back porch:
- At least 6 different toys for MC to play with
- 4 rocking chairs around the fireplace
- A picnic table
- Our Weber grill (charcoal that is, no gas grill for my husband!)
- Last on the list, but the not the least is our OCBS, the best thing in the world. The Original Charleston Bed Swing. It is heaven on 4 chains. Also the people who make them are amazing as well! I grew up swimming in Preston and Barbara's pool during the summers with their kids.