Making a house a home is a daunting task, especially when you haven't stayed in one house for more than two years in the last decade. Since 2001, I've been through an apartment in college, a dorm room in Army training, a house in Germany, a warehouse in Turkey, an apartment in Germany, a trailer in Iraq, a tent in Kuwait, another house in Germany, an apartment in Boston, a rented house in Boston, and finally a purchased house in Boston.
But the easiest thing to make your house is home is to prove that you own it by putting pictures up. Photos of places, friends, and family make any room feel like any of the other places you've called home.
My favorite picture is one taken by Mr. Move-a-lot's sister at our wedding. A total random moment caught in a dance we were making up on a spot to a song we picked that morning. It reminds us that even when we don't know what we're doing, we're pretty happy. Our faces are all squinted up and weird looking, but who cares! It's blown up and framed and currently in a truck headed to Washington DC!
Have a picture-filled weekend!