Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Cleaning up and Having Fun!

Ah, the fun of organizing, again... NOT!!!

Is there such a thing as too many crafts? The Horrors! 😱
DH calls this my "crap" room, how rude.

But hey, look what I found hiding under a box! I've been looking for this for quite a while. Now I just need to sit down and try to create something.

I moved all my books, mainly Stephen King, to be put in another bookshelf when the room is ready.
These are my stitching books, and unfortunately, they only fit this way.

A little neater, for now. I've already rearranged, I'm sure it won't be the last time! I also had to label some of the bins, I keep forgetting what's in them. 

So this happened 22 years ago.

At the chapel where it became official.

A little dancing by the fire that evening to celebrate, our wedding song - Boyz II Men ~ I Swear.

I finally got to meet this chick pea - isn't she precious?!

And here's her Mommy, my stitching buddy!

Her son is Nathan's best bud and they're moving soon so we got to have him over. Since they were in Scouts together, he joined up with the troop and placed flags for Memorial Day at the cemetery near us.

This is also where DH's father is buried. I planted that bush many years ago and it needs to be transplanted and replaced, you can't even see his first name anymore!

When they came to pick him up, Miss Celia got to meet Ming. I know that given time, they would have been best friends!

Here are the Gmen ready to head out for the college version of Habitat for Humanity. They have a good time helping out every year, it's a great program.

And in stitchy news, I'm still working on this. As I was finishing up the bottom row, I realized I made a mistake the whole way across. Frogs don't belong in the ocean!


Barb said...

You must be proud of your kids. They all seem to be doing good things! Very cute pictures of you and your DH!

Lorraine said...

Happy Anniversary! I think reorganizing craft rooms is a perpetual chore. But isn't it fun finding things you'd lost or forgotten about. What a great endeavor for your young men.

Brigitte said...

My craft room is the only place I like to reorganize, lol. Not that I can find things faster afterwards but everything looks so neat.
Happy anniversary!

Vickie said...

Happy Anniversary you two! I love finding treasures while cleaning up my cross stitch stuff. The dachshund is precious. I had a mini years ago. He was my first dog on my own.

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

Happy anniversary! It looks like you have got quite an amazing family. I love your mermaid piece...and especially the fact that "frogs don't belong in the ocean". You gave me a nice chuckle this morning. I reorganized my office/sewing room last year. I am trying hard not to let it get back to where it was. I keep telling myself that I must finish projects before I purchase anything new...(now if my credit card would just listen to me). --Andrea

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Happy Anniversary! There isn't one for 22 years so you get to invent one you like - CDs or wine or something nice!
Will that disc still run on a modern computer or are you still operating on Windows 2000!
Nathan is looking more like his brothers every time we see him. Fine young men, all of them. You must be so proud.

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary. Great pics of you and family. Your craft room looks great. Sorry about the frog visit.


Faith... said...

Straightening a craft room is the best way to spend a day! So many treasured to uncover and rediscover! What a fine family you have there with some great young men. Your stitching looks great too!

DJ said...

I'm taking a quick break from cleaning, so thought I'd drop by and see what you've been up to. Your craft cupboard looks fabulous all spiffed up! I wish I had one!! Congratulations on your 22 years, you DO have a lovely family! So proud of your boys for their work with "Habitat for Humanity". Speaking from experience, it's always hard to say goodbye to military friends...but true friends always keep in touch, so it's not REALLY goodbye....just "til we meet again". Break time over, time to head back to the crap...I mean craft room of my own. *Hugs*

cucki said...

Happy Anniversary .
Love your post so much .
Sending you big hugs and love x

Julie said...

Belated anniversary wishes to you both.
Well done those boys!

Katie said...

I so missed reading your updates. Glad to see things are going well. Great job re-organizing. I've noticed it's a never ending process haha. Congrats on your anniversary. Hubby and me just celebrated 16 years on Friday. Love your son. One of my favorites too. I love dachshunds so the chick pea is very adorable to me. Great progress. Hope you can fix the frogs quickly.

Maggee said...

Well, I am sure you had a great anniversary celebration! But hope it was extra Happy for you! My 'craft' room is spread out over several closets in several rooms in my house! I am currently working on getting caught up, and cleaning/purging as I go along (WHEN I do!). Your older sons are turning into fine young men, and I am sure Nathan will follow suit! Hugs!