Thanks for stopping by! This is Day #20 of my “31 Days To An Organized Home” challenge. If you missed it, you can catch up with Day #1 here!
I didn’t think I’d have it in me to write today. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, we did a 5K obstacle run today and I figured that
I might die we would be Wiped. Out.
And we were, but we took a two hour power nap this afternoon (relishing in our ability to do just that, with the little kids away for the weekend) and we woke up ready – well, at least able – to press on in our garage endeavor.
I have always been a very nostalgic person. The Husband is as well. I am not a pack rat, but I just cannot get rid of things that have sentimental value as tied into family history. Yet… it never ceases to amaze me what we will come across while going through the garage. And, yes, I kind of thought we had gone through a lot of the key boxes of “stuff” during our move in May (we did get rid of a lot!!). As always happens in a move, however, there are the boxes and items that get thrown into the “move mix” because we don’t actually have the time to go through them. The truth is, some of these things (these memories) should have never been sitting in a garage to begin with.
We are going to press on with the garage tomorrow before the kids come back and we start another week but, in the meanwhile, here’s a few memories that I found just this eve…
That’s me – always had the cheeks.
My brothers and I with Santa in the 1970′s … wow.
My oldest is about to go off on his college adventure next year. But at one point he was little and just “squishy” and adorable (bet he would LOVE that!!).
(that picture taken in a house that doesn’t exist anymore after Hurricane Katrina).
And then he got bigger… (making Gingerbread cookies at Grandma’s in Boston!)
And today he raced with us…
And I don’t know where the years have gone.
Time flies – I wish it weren’t true. So not only are we organizing the garage, we are taking the time to go through these “memories” in the process. I have moved all pictures into more organized tubs and it will now be easier to go through these and incorporate them into our home. It takes a little longer but it’s worth it in the long run.
“And how could we endure to live and let time pass if we were always crying for one day or one year to come back–if we did not know that every day in a life fills the whole life with expectation and memory and that these are that day?” - C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet
Would love to hear any stories about memories or treasures found while on a cleaning spree/purge!
Thanks for stopping by!