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Monday, June 20, 2011


Today is the last day for the Shepherding a Child's Heart or Instructing a Child's Heart GIVEAWAY!   I highly recommend these books!

After a weekend away to visit family and purchase a van for our growing family, my mother-in-law is keeping the children for an extra visit.  This will be our first time alone, at home, without the children.  (We have gone away overnight each year since M was born though for some time to ourselves.)

My husband is taking some time off from work.  No, we won't be having a romantic getaway.  We will be cleaning our basement!  From the time we moved in three years ago, our basement has been nothing but a catch-all.  We have gotten several shelves to organize, but all of these have been to organize Derek's tools and home maintenance-type stuff.  The rest of the stuff, mostly baby items, toys, and outgrown clothes are all around.  This will be quite the project.  I'm hoping to get rid of lots of stuff, too, and not just move it around.  We'll see.  

(Gee, imagine how much easier it could be if we would only find out the sex of our baby AND if we knew this would be our last child.) 

Now...hopefully while you read this we are being really productive!


Bluerose said...

I know what you mean about the baby stuff!! We will probably try for one more, but we don't know. It's hard to know what to keep and what to give up!
It's always hard for me to decide if I want to clean or read when Grasshopper spends the day with grandparents.
I hope y'all get a lot accomplished! :)

Christy said...

This is on our to do list too. Our basement is a disaster.

Ticia said...

Enjoy the cleaning. That's what I spent hte week doing when the kids were up in Dallas with their grandparents.

Carrie said...

Just make sure you take some time out to enjoy a fun dinner or something around your cleaning. =D (Although, if you two are at all like J & I, the idea of having time alone at home to complete projects is some sort of heaven on earth and a nice break in an of itself!)

Life by the Handful said...

I feel the same way, I've been hanging onto the baby stuff for years. Yes it has saved us a lot, but I've recently decided if it can't fit into one bin then I don't need it, especially because I'm not sure if we will have any more. Enjoy the time with your hubby, how nice it will be to have a clean basement.

Jenny said...

i'm excited for you to have more space. i think the same thing with my tubs and tubs of baby and outgrown stuff. it will be hard for me to part with it, regardless of when i stop having children.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Well, not exactly romantic - but a clean basement would be pretty nice, too!

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