Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Packed Away for another Year

I couldn't stand the mess any longer.
Boxes and games, toys and dolls, building sets and much more. Everything has been tossed around my living room since Christmas morning and I couldn't stand to look at it any more.
Now the toys have found new homes in either the toy box, totes or shelves and you can actually see my living room floor again.
AHHH....much better!
I did leave the games out so that we could play some of them tonight. 
The kids really hit the jackpot with games this year which is great because we spend many a winter evening at the kitchen table playing them.
We were going to wait & take the outside lights and decorations down later this week when it warms up to the high 40's (that's a heat wave for us right now!) but they are also calling for rain with those high temps. so we decided to just take it all down today.
Look at how much fun he was having....see that smile?
Actually, he wasn't having that much fun!
He was just laughing at me for taking his picture.
You know how bloggers are ~ they take pictures of everything.  :0)

We worked up an appetite and since I spent absolutely no time in the kitchen today we decided to head out to AppleBee's for dinner tonight. 
Another AHHH moment!
Actually, anytime that I don't have to cook is an ahhh moment for me!
After dinner we did a  little bit of shopping while we were up at the Highlands and then back home.
Now I'm ready to get into my jammies and crawl under the covers.
I am so enjoying this week with the kids being home from school and the hubby being on vacation.


Carmen C. said...

I burst out laughing when I read the title of your post! I spent ALL day putting Christmas away, all of it, couldn't stand the clutter another minute, we are so much alike, LOL!!! Then I got the cleaning bucket out too;)

the Goodwife said...

We always take our stuff down on Christmas day. I'm glad to know I'm not the only early bird! I just can't wait to get my house back!

Verde Farm said...

Good for you all. I am so ready to get ours down too but haven’t started. I have a small party for a friend who is moving on Thursday and I have to leave it up until then. I will be glad to have a decluttered house again though. Enjoy your week with the kids and hubby :) Happy 2011!

Steph said...

I got a board game for Christmas called Curses. It is hilarious! You should look it up on Amazon!

Angela said...

Oh how I wish I could have a living room free of toys but that is something that I'll just have to dream about. My son has to be playing with either Legos, trains or now his new marble race game. As far as the Christmas decorations go, I feel like I just got them out. I'll leave mine out for a little longer. The tree will have to go though as the needles are falling really fast. I fear a repeat of last year's tree! lol Oh well, it will clean up.

Happy New Year!

Buttercup said...

I haven't put anything away, but the thought came to me today, especially for the office. I think I will put everything away on Thursday and come back to the office without decorations on Monday. I know I'll feel sad packing everything up.

West Side of Straight said...

Can't agree with you more! My tree is coming down tomorrow after I get home from taking kids back to Fargo airport. I need some peace and quiet and order too! Happy New Year very, very soon!
Excited for you getting a dulcimer. I've wanted one - but don't have one yet.

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Games for cold winter evenings - wonderful! -- I am still enjoying my Christmas tree lights - maybe over the weekend if not next week! Then I'll be thinking of some more projects... Happy New Year!

Sharon said...

I was so ready to take down everything, but Hubby wants to wait for the warm-up. I can hardly wait for that AH moment!!!! :)

Patty Sumner said...

I so hear you! I have just started taking down trees...the house is a mess...Grandkids are still here so the mess will be here until next week. I am so ready to clean things up. Blessings and as always...love your blog!

Cheryl said...

I had to scroll back up to the 1st pic. Looked like he was in the power lines. lol

Glad you're having a relaxing week.

Nancy M. said...

Gosh, I know what you mean about "the mess"! My house was overtaken by it also! We are trying to keep ours under control, I hope it's not a losing battle, lol!

Happy New Year!