This past weekend was more productive than I could've imagined. On a whim I decided to clean out the garage since I had cleaned out the boys' closets and got everything worth handing down, handed down and put away everything that was worth keeping to hand down later. In the process, I found a TON of toys and clothes that were still in too good of condition to toss but we no longer need/use them. I called a local charity that we frequently donate to (mainly because they come pick the stuff up) and the next time they'd be in our area was Friday! I didn't have much time to organize the give aways but they were happy to take them off our hands nonetheless. After all of that stuff was gone, we realized that we may just have room in our garage to house two cars if we'd just CLEAN it. After my photoshoot on Saturday, Brad and I got busy in the garage and this was how it looked by Saturday morning!
Brad promised the boys that he'd (learn to) play Bakugan with them if they'd stay out of our way and watch after Hayden while we tackled the montrous garage and they went above and beyond to get their Dad to play one of their favorite games with them. As tired as we were after the garage was complete, Brad had no choice but to follow through with his promise since the boys acted accordingly. Seth was the big winner! While they played, I cooked dinner and we all sat down to delicious bacon-wrapped chicken, french onion mashed potatoes and green beans. The little ones didn't like the mashed potatoes so I had mac-n-cheese as a back-up! It was a wonderful day!
Sunday found the boys and me at church and while Brad went to the dump to fully rid our home of all the trash that we'd compiled from clearing out the garage. Afterwards we took in another family movie; Race to Witch Mountain. Brad was more into it than anyone but I at least made it to the end with him, the boys ducked out half-way through to play on the computer and their DSes. This was not a movie for ages ten and under, in my opinion.
Today is the beginning of a new week and I'm relishing evey moment of these last few weeks until school commences. Honestly, I'm shocked at myself; by this time last year I was pulling my hair out, screaming for help feeling as if I couldn't wait for school to get back in session! I give God the glory! Without the pull to do this Bible Study and the great people who've joined with me, I might be in the same boat I saw myself in last year. It's all about staying on the straight and narrow and having SOME SORT of structure to my days. I find I'm so much happier, therefore, more tollerable, when things are in order and I'm getting things accomplished for the good of myself as well as those around me.