Having our boy home from college has been so helpful. I've gotten some time with my girlfriends, Jon and I got to go out with some close friends and I've gotten a lot of work done around the house. We STILL had stuff in the church's storage sheds so thanks to Steve, we got all that to our new house. It was all plastic boxes of memories.....
THEN I sat out in the garage and went through each box. I found that even though I'm so NOT a hoarder, I had some junk stuck in there so I got 20 boxes down to about 10. I also found so many little outfits of the children's so I washed all of them and put them in my empty hope chest. I had Steve and Sam's "coming home from the hospital" outfits. Both of the boys wore preemie outfits home. It's really hard to believe looking at Steve now! I had the outfit that the orphanage on Shad when they handed him over to me....all FIVE layers! I thought I had a fat little Chinese baby until I went to change him!!! I have the beautiful matching dresses that I was able to change Selah and Sarah into before we walked out of the orphanage with them. Just writing about those little pieces of cloths make tears well up in my eyes. What great memories.
I also found some awfully embarrassing teen age stuff LOL- one of my BFF told me I HAD to keep it so she could see all the pictures and notes! I was laughing so hard at my teen aged self! Then I found some articles I'd written for our college newspaper including a long one about a trip to Chicago over Christmas in 1986. We did a mission trip to the inner city. I have to admit I cleaned up the real story quite a bit! It was a hard trip, we stayed in a tenement building and it was so cold. The apartment had NO water pressure and very little hot water. But it's a great memory....to look back on!
I'm in the far right. Funny thing, on the bottom picture that was about a sock hop- my roommate was in that picture in the striped sweater!
Then I found the picture we had made for our "official picture" when we were missionaries to NYC
Who were those babies??????????? And WHY hasn't perms come back in style?????
Anyhow I'm happy I've been trying to get that one job done for about a year LOL!!!! I got to see all our memories and clean out all the roach droppings! Fun times!
We've had some wonderful weather down here in Sunny Florida. Some folks complained about it but it's been great, even now although it's colder, it's still great. I love Florida- I could be a PR person for Florida. We've gotten a lot of time outside with the kids.