Monday, December 20, 2010

Our Christmas Party

We hosted my work's Christmas party on Saturday and had such a great time. Weeks ago I arranged to have my mom's housekeeper come on the day of the party to help me mop the floors, dust everything, and just give our house a fresh once over. And oh-what-a-blessing that was. The best part was that my mom surprised us by paying for it!! After having her come and seeing how dirty our house really has gotten, it made me think, "Perhaps I don't really need to eat that frequently. I think we can afford to give up a few meals to have Irma come more frequently."

No, but really. I used to be a pretty good homemaker. I was the girl who ALWAYS made my bed before leaving the house...everything was always in its' place with perfectly dusted shelves, mopped and vacuumed floors every week, and a house I was never embarrassed of. And, while my house is always neat (well almost always) and tidy, it isn't always clean. I don't mop as frequently as I'd like. I certainly don't dust as frequently as I'd like. And there is often clutter next to my fridge, as I store doctor appointment slips, Connor's overflowing diaper bag, my purse, receipts, bills, and much more. It was just so nice to have someone force me to put all that stuff away and give my house the Pine-Sol smell I've been missing.

I thought I'd take some photos while the house was clean. =)


Our living room and tree:

 Our dining room:
 Our Entry Way Table/Wine Storage (the table keeps getting more and more stuff on it. I think we need a bigger one)!
Our Guest Bathroom
 
 Connor's Nursery, View 1
 Connor's Nursery - View 2
 Our Eat-in Kitchen Area (no chairs because Connor climbs up on the table)

 Our Hallway Nook
 Our Master Bedroom
 Our Guest Bedroom...Soon to be Connor's Big Boy Room. We have been planning that since we found out we were pregnant with Cole.
 Our Hallway Wall with Photos. We keep adding to it. The frames are all different and we like it that way.
 Our family room
Too bad our house won't stay this beautiful and toy-free forever! Although, I have to say, I do not for one second take it for granted how lucky we are to have a house filled with toys. It is a good problem to have!

2 comments:

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I think it is a good thing to still move Connor into a big boy room. He can help pick the decorations etc. =)

Can your mom send me Irma for Christmas? haha

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Awesome Christmas Party at the Howard's! Thank you for getting us all together - and I hope your house is still just as clean and tidy!...D

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