Friday, July 25, 2008

My Mom, The Organizer


My Mom has, what some people call, a RED personality. She is a go-getter and a leader. She has no problem taking charge, in fact, she enjoys every minute of it. She stands up for herself and those around her (i.e. quitting for her sister, as her sister, over the phone- because their voices are identical and my aunt was afraid of her mean boss).

Now, a secret about my personality: I'm a closet slob. Literally. Come to my house and you will see a very tidy place that is (in my opinion) well decorated and very put together. But open a closet or a cupboard, and heaven help you for the avalanche of crap that is about to come crashing down on you!

After having Wendy 10 days early & not getting around to organizing my closets and shelves, my wonderful mom came over and spent the day organizing my life. I was so thankful. I just watched her go, almost with tears in my eyes (might have been the post-pardum hormones) thanking her. It was just what I needed at that moment. So naturally, when she saw the state my garage was in, she decided she was going to spend her whole thursday fixing this mess Ryan & I had got ourselves into.


*walk-way through the crap
(just so we could get the the washer & drier)


*kinda blurry, but you get the idea


*8 hours later... TAH DAH!

Thank you mom.

11 comments:

Christy said...

no way! that's amazing! I am speechless! I'm seriously amazed....

Ashley said...

Oh wow! That looks great! This needs to be on some HGTV show.

Jones Family said...

holy crap!!! Your mom is truly AMAZING! Last night we went to Aaron and Rachel's (cute) new place. I was so spent with my kids, and your mom was rolling all over the floor with them. They were laughing... I was so thankful because it gave me just enough of a break to re-vamp and love my kids again. When we left Hannah was yelling, "Rachel Mommy!!! Aaron!!!" She didn't want to leave.
BTW... your blogs are awesome... it is becoming one of my new favorites! I'm talking Ruth and Aaron quality!

Dave & Jennie Lamb said...

First of all great picture of you mom-she is amazingly skinny with you two young kids! Second-WOW! I think I need to hire her to come to my house (again)

ruth said...

Uhhh ....Beth when are you coming to my garage. It looks great Heath. I think i'm the same type of clean as you.

cJb said...

I think your Mom and my Mom must be related or something.

Beth said...

Your Welcome! I loved doing it!...You know I am a little crazy about being organized. (I blame dad) Next is your patio room!

And to Courtney, I love your kids, I think I see some future grandchildren in their faces! (I can't wait to meet their future cousins one day hopefully soon!)

Ruthy set the day I'm there!

Jennie, I know I can't beleave how thin I was after 2 kids, but of course back at the time I thought I needed to lose 10 pounds!

Beth said...

Wow and I love my 80's bangs...plus my 2 sweet little girls!

Shannon said...

I love that your mom came and organized your entire garage for you. That is so sweet. She even infused a little style (love the rugs!). Nothing wrong with a little red personality . . . coming from a slightly reddish one. ;)

jennrocket said...

your mom is amazing! and so are your rugs!

erika anthony said...

Seriously, where did you get the rad green rugs?