stroll down memory lane
Hubby and I decided that we needed to start going through
every nook and cranny in our house and clean, consolidate,
throw away, save, etc. We started in our boys rooms on Saturday
and went through every drawer, storage containers under the beds and
in closets. We were fortuantely able to give one of my sons friends a huge
bag of clothing (their house almost completely burned down recently due to
a dryer fire).
DH has collected National Geographic magazines since the 1980's and we also
had the collection on CD that my brother in law gave us years ao so he finally
decided that it was time to donate them to the school or library - hopefully they'll
want them all organized and in leather cases separating the months/years.
DH has also been going through all of his military stuff from the AF Academy years
to present so that we can start putting together a shadow box of all his flight suit scarves,
coins, patches, etc. I'll share those pics once we get it nicely displayed.
I started going through some of my stuff yesterday and had such a lovely trip down memory lane. My mother has saved so many things throughout my childhood and I'll share some of those with you over the next couple of days. My boys had such a blast looking through my year books from middle school (especially since two of them are in middle school right now). They have laughed so hard at the late 70's early 80's big hair, glasses and oh the outfits. If I get brave enough I'll share some of those pics with you soon.
My mom saved some of the wrapping paper and cards that were given to her and my dad when I was born in 1967. How sweet are these?! The card that was attached the nursery bed I was in was saved as well and the little bracelet that was attached to my arm showing who I belonged to.
When we were younger and living in California we used to travel at least once a year to DC to visit my grandparents. Along the way we used to stop at STUCKEYS - are those still around?
We'd always have to get something showing which state we were in. Actually, we'd get to the state sign and jump out of the car and go and stand by the sign and my mom took pictures which I'm sure are in an album of hers. We used to get the patches of the states and then window slicks. I had a hard time getting the window slicks out of the little envelopes they were in so I decided that I needed to organize them better ~ so I put them in this fabulous Creative Memories Pic Folio album.
Well, I must get back to all the stuff all over my kitchen table, couches, coffee table, etc. It's just everywhere and I've so enjoyed going through it all and now I've got to decide how I'm going to store it so that we can enjoy these memories more often. I'll be back soon to share more with you.
Have a fabulous MONDAY!