Monday, June 8, 2009

A Bridal Shower and Clothes Projects

We had a wonderful weekend! I was able to take the girls to a bridal shower for Chad's cousin. The shower was beautiful and it was really fun to do something girly with my girls : ) Upon returning home, Daddy and Isaac were working in the garden; Isaac was helping Daddy pull weeds. Too cute!!!!

I was able to spend a couple hours working on a project: putting away all the clothes that have accumulated from the kids outgrowing what is in their dressers. The accumulating clothes prompted me to make some decisions about kids' clothes in general. 1. I need not keep so many clothes. This has only created more work than it's worth. I love that the kids have been blessed with so many hand-me-downs, but a girl/boy can only wear so many clothes and we only have so much room. 2. I need a place to put the clothes in transition. Isaac's dresser was becoming the leaning tower of clothes... that just wasn't exciting to look at and was a source of anxiety every time I entered the boys' room. So, there is now a designated bin for such items and once it's full, I must put said items away. This is the plan anyway. Long term, I have visions of being more organized about clothes and season transitions, but one step at a time, right?

And we had a blessed Sunday with wonderful fellowship at church and relaxing time at home. Chad's parents took the four oldest home with them in the evening and we enjoyed a nice bike ride with just Peyton. Peyton enjoyed having Mommy and Daddy all to himself. Which brings me to today and only having Peyton- can you guess what might be on my to-do list??? You guessed it- making a picture cd!

Have a wonderful Monday everyone!


  1. I hate clothes piles, and yet I always seem to be contending with them! And I only have two kids. Some day, when all the kids are grown and out of the house, it will be so strange to only have to deal with clothes/laundry for two!

    Ruthie :)

  2. Leaning tower of clothes... too funny! I have to go through the boys clothes every few months, and I also have a bin that I let build up, then store away or give away, depending on the size. Since I have 2 older boys hand me downs for my littlest guy plus my 2 nephews, I have to sift through it all. No 2 year old boy needs a wardrobe built up from 4 boys! So, another family gets blessed as well.

    xoxo, Veronica in CA