Thursday, January 25, 2007


This is belated but in January, we had some rare snow here in Tucson! Danny and I saw the snowfall in the evening, but nothing stuck on our side of town. Danny's work, however, was beautiful! Alli and I packed up the kids and caravaned to see the snow and the boys!

Joey experiments making footprints in the snow.
Our family!

Abby is wearing bunting which my Aunt made for me in 1979!

Matt, Mady, and Joey

Danny took a turn at lunch with the chunk-o-kids! Nathan and Abby

Anti Procrastination Challenge!

Mrs. Wilt over at The Sparrows Nest is hosting an anti-procrastination challenge this week. I am joining a bit late, but a prize is up for grabs and I'll settle for any motivation to get some projects done!

My first project today was making a list of things I've been putting off but need to be done. I decided to begin by cleaning my refrigerator, a task I haven't done in a LONG time.

Here's my before. You can't see how dirty the shelves and walls of the fridge are.

I emptied the fridge of everything and wiped the entire inside down. I usually use glass cleaner and paper towels on the shelves, but we are out of paper towels. I didn't let this deter me. I used my scrubby sponge and water and just repeated to myself the Flylady mantra "Housework done incorrectly still blesses your family." Even though my shelves aren't streak free, they look SO much better!

I then sorted the contents of the fridge (which were on the counter) and check expiration dates. Many things ended up in the trash. I put the rest back and my fridge looks so much better!

I had wanted to get to the freezer and top of the fridge today and I still might, but for now, I'm proud of my accomplishment!