Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Weekend Update - On Wednesday (yeah, I know)

OK, so I'm like what, 3 weeks behind on Marriage Monday posts? I haven't blogged in almost a week. And, I have swollen cankles. What's a girl to do?
I really wanted to show you what I did this past weekend, because I actually took pictures, and then actually took the time to upload them to my computer.

So - on Saturday, I took on the nesting project of ALL time. And that was to go through every.single.article.of.four.children's.clothing. Yes, I did. I made them bring out everything that was in their overflowing drawers, and pulled everything out of their overflowing closets, and brought it to my living room "staging" area. 7 hours later (yes, 7) - I had 10 bags to take to Savers (because I like them better than Good Will), 8 plastic bins of clothes we were going to hang on to, and all my girls' drawers were adequately filled and organized. I went through ALL of the socks, and if it didn't have an exact match, I threw it in a bag for Savers too. Whatever they don't keep for the store, they donate to Big Brothers/Big Sisters I think...so I figured some of the kids would rather have mismatched socks than none at all. And my children used to complain ALL the time about not having enough socks...so my relatives would buy them more and more socks. And when all was said and done after my project, they each had like 15-20 pairs of socks in their drawers - with plenty more that I put in the donation bag. Not enough socks, my patootie. So, I told Aaron - "Please, if anyone asks you if we need some clothes for the girls...tell them as politely as you can...'Hell Freakin' No!'" Because I never want to go through that exercise AGAIN.

BEFORE (and yes, you can partially see Baby Pants trying on the tons of shoes...hehe)

And 10 Bags & 8 Bins Later... (and yes, I did use a label gun to put labels on the bins)















Then on Sunday we went to my hubby's Award ceremony for his dirtbike series. He won 1st place in two classes - 450 Beginner and 25+ Amateur. This was his first time ever to participate in an actual motocross race. A couple years ago, he bought an old beat up bike, and had been riding mostly in the desert because the bike didn't quite have the power to take on the obstacles and jumps of a motocross track. But, he did practice at the tracks every once in awhile. We all went out to watch him one night at the track, and I could tell that it wasn't that he didn't have the skill level to take on that track, it truly was the bike that was holding him back. So, for his bday last year, I bought him an 08 Suzuki RM Z450. And look where he ended up? 1st place! :)

10 comments:

Unknown Mami said...

You were a busy little bee.

Laura said...

WOW you did an amazing job! What an amazing purge pile!! Yay :)

Melissa said...

That was a TON of work! I had to do the same thing when we moved and I was 8 months pregnant... Exhausting! But I did get rid of 17 bags of stuff! It's amazing how much stuff you can accumulate.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Congratulations to your husband--what a cool thing! And YAY for you to purge and go through ALL those clothes! What a heap! But I bet you feel awesome having it sorted and selected into manageable bins now.

Angela Hill said...

good work!!!

Marie said...

Way to go, hubby and really really wooohooo for Mama. Don't labeled boxes just make you feel good? Yeah, I know....I'm weird...

Angela said...

That is spousal support at it's finest! Good for you guys. Oh, I bet your house took a deep breath because if felt lighter!

Iva said...

WOW!! that is a TON of work!! Great job though!!

Jessica said...

Look at you go! Isn't it so nice to do that? I feel so productive when I clean, clean, clean!

Faith Imagined said...

You are hilarious! I just did that organizing thing, but with about 10sets of blocks/legos/building logs/etc. Who knew that blocks could be made in so many different ways.

We finally organized them and put them in bins, so now my sons can actually build stuff. They do it for hours a week, which makes me very happy.