Thursday, July 5, 2007

A Fun Day!!

We had a great time yesterday. In college my husband and I were involved in a Christian organization called Chi Alpha. It sounds like a sorority/fraternity, but it's not. It is a Christian fellowship that are actually on college campuses throughout the U.S. This is where Josh and I met. It is also where Trella and Bruce met. Many of us have maintained close friendships from this time together. We get together twice a year at 4th of July, which we usually host, and Christmas which another couple hosts. It is always a lot of fun gathering and watching our kids grow up. Yesterday, to my best count, we had 33 of us (counting kids) smashed into my little house. It rained the first half of it, but then the rain stopped and the kids were able to go swimming.

Here is a picture of all of us. We were missing several families, so our count was a little lower than it is usually, but we always have fun seeing whomever can come.

Here are the kids in the pool. They were feeling a little claustrophobic in my house before the weather finally cleared enough for them to jump in.

I really felt how much our decluttering worked to my advantage yesterday. It was pretty easy to get my house ready for the party, and it was so nice to bring people into my bedroom to see some pictures on my computer and not have to make excuses for the mess. It's not like I've redone anything, but it finally looks like a bedroom is supposed to look...dresser tops and floor visible without stacks of clutter and dust everywhere. I told Beth that a miracle had occurred...I was actually able to vacuum the entire floor of the house. We still have some work to do, like the attic and the boys' room, which is MAJOR, but it feels so nice to look like a house should look.

I hope everybody had a great day yesterday! TTFN!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Ruth,
Thanks for hosting yesterday. We all had a wonderful time. Thanks for sending me your blog address. I actually went through all of the posts. Of course, I laughed and cried through many of them. You have done a wonderful job.


Penless Thoughts said...

Sounds like a wonderful time, Ruth.

Trella said...

Had a great time yesterday, thanks for hosting it again.

Tonja said...

speaking of you remember Michael Guillory from our XA group?
well, he's getting married this weekend...we'll be seeing lots of XA alumni there...I'm looking forward to it.

so glad you and your fam had a great time on vacation! we need one :P

Kelli said...

What a fun day you all had! The pool looks perfect for cooling off in!

Lyndy said...

Sounds like a great time Ruth. How wonderful that you have all stayed friends and that you see each other several times a year. That is great.

Oh and I love your little chick cute.

Have a great weekend.


Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Sounds like a fun day! And friends, what would we do without them, right?

About the clutter, yes, I agree, it feels so good when it's out of there. The first half of the 4th we spent cleaning out the garage. Got about half way done before the rain, but at least it's half way done!

Just Mom said...

That looks like so much fun. We had a quiet Fourth at home. I think when my son gets older we'll start doing more picnics and get-togethers.

Beach Girl said...

Looks like fun for all!


Jennifer said...

What fun!

I know exactly what you mean about cleaning and decluttering! (Ours is a work in progress, as I have a pack-rat husband ~~ and I say that with love in my heart.) Glad to see you had a wonderful 4th, and hope your weekend is the same!

Myrna said...

Looks like a great party on the fourth! I know those kids were glad to get to the pool after the rain.

Lyndy said...

Hi Ruth,

Hope you had a nice weekend. As far as my Lyndy icon...that is the size it came up. I thought perhaps you had made yours smaller. I wonder if it has something to do with your template?

Have a blessed start to your week my friend.


Christy said...

How fun!

I know what you mean about clutter...yuck. We finally got most of the odds and ends put away from our move. But now you should see the attic...

Nancy said...

You are really doing an awesome job decluttering and cleaning! You go girl! It looks like you all had a really good time too.

Hope to see you online again sometime soon!

Lori B said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had fy all.

Tracy said...

Looks like a fun time for everyone! Love your new profile picture too!