Our Children are our most precious gift. I love my little family so much and hate to part with them. There are so many ministries these days in modern churches that separate the children from the parents. Our church we were at in Missouri was unique in the aspect that we got to serve on a bus ministry as a family. We picked up children in our neighborhood and I would sit in the back with the neighborhood children and our own children. When we moved to VA the next church we attended had Chris work with the bus ministry but not the children and I, so we would end up missing out on time as a family for several hours a week and I would have to drive to church all by myself....not like I haven't been through 3 military deployments before though...but still I long to serve the Lord as a family. I know most people think children are such a hindrance to the work of the Lord but Jesus himself said in Matthew 19:14
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Welcome to our bedroom =) As you can see I have the pack n play already set up as we have only 6-8 weeks left before baby =) I want to have everything ready to go before we start school in a couple weeks =).
Here is my nightstand I have some Oragami Owl necklaces in the circle organizers. I also keep my bible, bible study notes and address book. I love writing in different colors for my notes. I usually write down scriptures I would like to memorize =).
I have an empty drawer that could be used for who knows what......
His bottom drawer he stores his wallet and receipts after they are scanned in the computer.
Then there is our dresser....
The left side belongs to Chris.....well and the new baby for a couple months. I have in here the first things the baby will need to wear and be wrapped in. =) I have yet to order my home birth kit so there will be a few more things added in here shortly =)
I even have some nb diapers ready that our pastor's baby grew out of. So sad how quickly the newborn stage flies by .....
My husband has a bunch of the same shirts stacked in his drawers and a bunch of the same socks......He only is wearing black and grey and khaki at the time....lol
This wooden organizer actually came with some Melissa and Doug cars but we put the cars in a bin in the boys room =).
Up Next is our Bathroom and closet =)
Monday, July 28, 2014
Our oldest three boys ages 8, 7 and 5 share this room =)
The trundle bunk bed has three beds in the space of one!
Since the only furniture in the room is a bed everything else is in the closet =).
Their wardrobe is pretty simple: they all have 4 polo shirts, 3 dress shirts, 3 sweaters, 3 t-shirts, 3-4 pairs of jeans, 1-2 pairs of khakis, 1 pair of black pants, 2 jump suits, 3 pairs of shorts and 2 pj sets. They always have plenty of clothes to wear and never mitch match!
I got the half size bins and stuck them in the big bin to make a divider for socks and underwear =).
We usually go black Friday shopping for the pajamas once a year =)
We have a few kids books, but prefer the library as we don't have to store the books when we are done reading them =).
One bin is just Lego books.....my kids are really on the Lego bandwagon lately!
Joshua has a hot wheels track in the corner of the closet =)
These bins are the 97cent ones at Walmart with a cricut label.
Way too many tiny Legos.......
Christian Noah and Joshua....three peas in a pod.....not really Joshua usually hangs out with Rachel and Gideon...lol =)
Welcome to our upstairs hallway =). As you can see organization makes everyone in our home happy =).
We have a linen closet that is shaped like a triangle.....kind of an awkward shape for storing things especially towels/linens...so we keep all the towels in the bathrooms and do not currently own any extra sheets =)
The hallway bathroom is shared by all five children and is in constant need of cleaning =).
We keep soap and toothbrushes on the counter and everything else inside the drawers =). The little wax plug in the wall warmers work wonders in covering up unpleasant smells...lol =).
The top drawer holds floss, rinse cups, toothpaste, mouthwash, nail clippers and a hair brush for the boys. We just went to the dentist earlier this month and so thats why we have a bunch of travel size kids toothpaste =) The mesh organizers were purchased in the office section at Target in a pack together.
Towels, washcloths, powder lotion and baby wash.
The last drawer is empty =)
Rachels Hair stuff is under the sink =)
The Laundry closet ... the stuff in the right hand corner was left here by the landlord...
I used a basket to gather together the random laundry items =)
The laundry hamper is the only thing in our hallway =) This is the only place we collect laundry and so it forces us to not get behind on laundry =).
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
This closet belongs to Rachel, Gideon and the new baby but still has plenty of space!
I love these storage bins! They fit perfectly into most closets and they come in all different cube amounts! I got the clip on dry erase labels at Target.
unlabeled puppy bin for misc boy toys
"Rachel" bin for misc girl toys.
"Ponies" bin for My Little Ponies and playsets.
Rachel's side of the closet.....She has a ton of dresses...I didn't buy any of them though thanks to my two nieces.
Baby boy and Gideon's side of the closet
Up top I have two bins: one for the Baby and one for Gideon to grow into =) All the clothes Rachel will grow into are in my nieces closets....lol =). I also have the infant car seat up there cleaned and ready for the new baby!
Inside the "baby" bin are clothes 6 months-12 months. I have them arranged by outfits and pants and shirts/onesies not belonging to an outfit =).
In the "Gideon" bin I have clothes 2t-5t. Almost all from the same place I got the baby clothes from. There are a few things that survived Joshua and are in here as well.