Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter!

We had a great weekend - low key and home a lot. On sunday we had the neighbors over for dinner. The daffodils and hyacinths were our centerpieces, stolen from the old housing that they are about to tear down. I still want to go over there with a shovel and steal a few plants for our yard.

Maggie seemed a little worried at the idea of stealing plants, but I called it our secret mission. And, and it's not stealing, just saving. Those poor plants will be part of the rubble in about 2 weeks and need a new home, and since the same (pathetic) company owns those houses and the ones we live in ... it's not really stealing. Yet I wonder how I would explain myself if someone were to ask what I was up to...

The pictures above are: Easter, after church, we couldn't get a good picture, no -one wanted to hold still and it's just impossible. Maggie has sort of out-grown the matching outfits stage, so no-one matched this year, but they all got a new Easter Dress and were very happy about it. I'm sure Paige was thrilled, she just can't tell us...

The other was my weekend project, does anyone else have a closet like this???? Every time I opened the door, I felt embarrased. It's really sad. Part of it is that we live in a tiny house, and part of it is we just have TOO much stuff. Since we got married, I have been sort of proud of the fact that we stay pretty organized and that I don't hang on to stuff too long. I, for example don't have 10 years of Ensigns saved in case I need them later. But, lately we have been inundated. Every shelf in the house has stuff very carefully balanced and crammed with things. I was going to do a before and after shot, but the after doesn't really look too different. It did get cleaned out though - 2 bags of trash and one giveaway box and now you can actually walk ALL the way in and it is much more orderly. Happy Spring!