Tuesday, July 31, 2012

project life–july 2012

week 27: nothing outrageously unorthodox.001003007

week 28: this was birthday week, so obviously there were a lot of pictures. I have an 8x10 collage from both birthdays and 2 5x7 collages for each that covers various festivities.002004006009011

week 29: 004006008

week 30: pretty straightforward.002005009

I have 3 more pictures to stick in those bottom 3 slots, but I won’t get them until I get next week’s pictures printed and then I’ll stick them in.

a little trip through shane’s childhood

today, I decided it was time to organize all of the bins of shane’s too-small clothes that I have stored for micah to eventually use. 6 bins. I’ve been meaning to do this for awhile, but haven’t gotten around to it. for whatever reason, shane’s bins are always very disorganized, even though we always have one in use, to dump stuff into as it gets too small. apparently he doesn’t grow out of a particular size all at once because there was a LOT of sorting involved. he also has a habit of keeping clothes hanging in his closet or on a shelf for years, and never wearing it…

at any rate, I brought all the bins in from the garage today, emptied their contents into various piles, and sorted by size, for the most part, except for shoes, winter clothes, and a few odds and ends.

this was the end result:


the quantity of bins grew, since a few were completely bulging. not all of these are completely full, either, but I’m willing to sacrifice a few inches at the top for the sake of having the sizes clearly defined.

the size 5 box will go in his closet now, since that’s what we’ll be digging into next. the other box of winter stuff will go in our coat closet. the rest can go back in the garage or into the attic crawl space.

I decided against trying to determine what size shoes would go with what size clothes, so I just made a list of all the shoes in each size and threw them all in a bin together. that way I can cross a pair off when I take them out. I don’t know if that’s the best way to do it, but that’s what we’re going with. I don’t know if any more shoes will go in there, now, since shane destroys every pair of shoes he owns… maybe a pair of dress shoes.

it was so funny to look back at all the clothes he used to wear. he has SO MANY t-shirts when he was younger and it was fun to remember where he got them all and when he wore them. it’s also just funny to think about what he was like, what he was into, what we thought he’d be doing and what we thought he’d be like, 7-8 years later. I know we definitely thought he’d be playing baseball! strange how he just fizzled out on that. one thing hasn’t changed, though, and that’s his obsession with big vehicles and tractors! he has always had a ton of shirts with those on them.

on the other hand, it’s strange to think about micah being old enough to fit into all those clothes.

also interesting to note: size 8 has about 4 million pairs of pants! I don’t remember him having this many pairs of pants, but he did… also, apparently when he wore a size 6, he had no normal pants (jeans, khakis, etc.), only shorts and sweatpants.

and now I guess I have to get these bins out of my dining room.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

week 30 in pictures

sunday: I really don’t know why they have underwear on their heads, but they do. and therefore that is photo-worthy.054

tuesday: I cleared out my mom’s china cabinet to help her get stuff ready to move. when my grandma died, she left her china to me. but I was 7. so my mom has had it, along with a bunch that is hers. eventually, the china cabinet will come over here. I can’t wait! it was so much fun looking at all of this stuff. every one is different, and SO beautiful!020

wednesday: fishing. turned into ‘swimming’… 067070073

also on wednesday (above), dave made me try out the clip in pedals on shane’s bike (which will be mine when he outgrows it). this is what happened the one time I didn’t get unclipped in time… nevermind the bruise on my knee.

thursday: car broke down. had to wait a long time in the hot sun. found shade next to the biodiesel pumphouse thing at the gas station. ross met us there with the toyota, and dave took a bus there. eventually… we got towed to a garage down the road. it was not a lot of fun.083084

after we dropped the van at the repair shop, I got to cram myself in the back of the toyota between 2 car seats. it was not awesome.094

also thursday: the good part of the day… I got taken out to a birthday dinner by some friends… stuffed ourselves silly on fondue and had a great time catching up.095103

friday: shane and I were out in the backyard when I suddenly heard a familiar sound. it was darth vader in the distance! not really, but you wouldn’t believe how excited I was to hear that sound! a few minutes later, one of our familiar yellow hot air balloons rose above the trees, followed shortly by the second one! balloon sightings were almost daily in the summer months at our old house and one of the things I was really lamenting about leaving there was not getting to see them fly by anymore. so, obviously, this was met with great excitement!2012-07-294116

and then there’s the way ginger passed out while we were all watching the opening ceremonies of the olympics. wedged between the couch and coffee table, she managed to wriggle herself onto her back. feet up in the air… funny dog.





saturday: shane has befriended our neighbors (big surprise) and helped them with numerous projects already (big surprise). these neighbors have some ATVs and offered to teach shane to ride after he’d finished helping them out with something. he JUMPED at the chance (big surprise) and was absolutely in heaven… 120

and the instagrams…


book shots:066065


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