Saturday, July 29, 2006

You're not company anymore - you're family

Whew! Now that all the company's come and gone, we can get back to normal around here.

Yesterday, our front door looked like this.

But today, it looks like this:

Yesterday I showed you this:

But behind it is this (surprisingly more picked up than usual):

Yesterday I showed you this:

This morning, it looks like this (and most people haven't even been in the kitchen yet!):

And on closer inspection, you see this:

They don't show up very well (thank goodness!) but those, my friends, are cobwebs.

And a final transparent moment: My laundry room.

Okay, now you've seen the real deal. The door is propped open with a bag of oranges because there are so many jackets (I know, I know, it's 100 degrees, why do you still have jackets out?) on the hooks on the wall behind the door. I can't even open the door enough to show you a stack of papers A FOOT HIGH that needs to be filed.

And up a very littered set of stairs behind it is the dreaded game room. I need Org Junkie to visit me IN PERSON before I can even bear the thought of facing that room! Arggh!

So there. It's all in the camera angle.

But now you're family, so make yourself at home!


voni said...

I always feel better when I walk into someones home and see at least a little mess:) Makes me feel right at home. Enjoyed your the pictures of your home. thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

That was great Katherine. Yes even my house has toys littered all over the floor. I have an 8 month old so I don't even bother cleaning up the baby toys in the living room anymore because I know he'll only dump them all out the next day. If we lived closer I would definitely help you with your laundry room. I get excited just looking at it...he he. Wouldn't that have been something if everyone showed a picture of one of their that would have been fun....LOL.

Michelle- This One's for the Girls said...

Yes, sigh, my house is a mess today too. We had 2 overnight company guests and well, I just needed a pool day today.

Ah well, I never said I wanted to live in a museum anyway. But would a little order hurt?? :)

~Jennifer said...

LOL! I'm glad I'm not the only one. When I looked at my house this morning I thought about taking pictures and showing everyone the real deal, but I didn't have the nerve. ;-) It sure doesn't take long does it?

Anonymous said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you for your courage to show 'the other side'! It gives me hope!


Code Yellow Mom said...

Cobwebs! No! I'm glad I'm not the only one who misses those.

"It's all in the camera angle." That's one of the things I love about blogging...:)

Hey, org junkie - why don't you host a "tour of closets?" That would be a kick in the pants!

Jen said...

you should see my laundry, clothes, dog food, crap, things that should be thrown looks great...its a house if its not lived in and a home if lived in..

Laura said...

loved the tour and love even more how welcoming you are the next day. we do seem to have quite a few things in common. thank you for opening your home and for visiting mine.

Glass Half Full said...

I love the bikes by the front door. :) Shows you have an active family!!

The kitchen is beautiful esp that area behind the dining table.

Thanks for sharing...

Annie said...

I love it, if your home were perfect with 5 children living in it...well I'd feel completely inadequate and I only have 1 child!

Unknown said...

Yes, when I cleaned up to take my pics, I thought, "for once blogging is helping the appearance of my house." Well, one day out of 120 isn't bad, right?

Thanks for the "real deal." It's good to have those friends that you don't have to "purty up" for.

Anonymous said...

My SIL once said that if we need to deep clean before having friends over for fear that they will spot the grime behind our toilets, then forget it. Who wants a bunch of behind-the-toilet-inspecting friends???

I laugh and yet have totally embraced this as the humbling truth. Friends are friends forever, no matter what the state of our homes. :)

Thanks for your honesty. I don't know that I have the guts to do the same. We'll see.

Beck said...

That's so reassuring! I like people better for having a bit of friendly disorder in their homes...

Joy @ SAH Missionary said...

I love it! I feel much more at home. Ahh, so much more relaxing. Thanks for being real!

Randi said...

I didn't get a chance to comment on your tour yet! your home is lovely and I love all the pictures with your kids! My kids, except for the youngest, tend to run when I get the camera out! Even your pics of your "real" house are wonderful!