Mr. Clean, Eat Your Heart Out!

Two years into the adoption process I was told that we will need to send our girl a photo album of our house when we accept the referral.  Thinking I’d be on top of things, I made the album in 2008.  I did leave a few pages blank, like her room because it wasn’t decorated at the time.  I pulled the album off the shelf last night and realized that there is only one room that hasn’t changed in our WHOLE house in the last two years.  And that’s only partially true…. because we moved our bed and added my birthday chair to our room…. but I’m not retaking those pictures.  They turned out really good the first time! 

This Saturday is a scrapbooking day at my friend’s house, so I decided to re-take the photos of the house and update our girl’s album.  Which also means….. my house is TOTALLY clean!  So I’m just fine if the referral call comes tomorrow…. we plan to video our family watching her darling face come up on the computer screen… and I won’t have to scrape one area of the house clean to video!!!  Also, we’re supposed to send a video to her of a tour of our house… and it’s already clean!  It won’t stay this way very long… as there are several males who live here with me…. ’nuff said.

Here’s the clean view:

The previous picture is AMAZING because there are ALWAYS things piled on the stairs waiting to be taken upstairs!

The loft hasn’t been this tidy since 2008.

Note the new tea party shelf with the purses and boas!  A gift from my friend Jill to Zaza.

Larisa added this unattractive/comfortable chair to her room.

The boy’s beds are separated now with a shelving unit to provide privacy…. at least that’s what they tell me.

Yes, I took a picture of my birthday chair!

Ta Da!  Once Zaza is home she’s probably going to wonder why the house never looks like this ever again! 

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3 Responses to “Mr. Clean, Eat Your Heart Out!”

  1. KAREN Says:

    The same is true at our house – the “male” factor makes it nearly impossible to have the entire house clean and smelling good. :) So excited to hear about your new daughter! How can you concentrate on anything waiting for that phone to ring?

  2. rixgal Says:

    I’m NOT concentrating on anything! I finally realized I was getting nothing done at all, so I went to the library and checked out two fiction books to keep my mind on something else!

    Our case worker is calling on Friday (tomorrow) no matter if the referral is ready or not. So at least I’ll know what’s going on, if I can’t see our girl’s face this week!

  3. Natalie Says:

    I’ve been thinking about you during this time of waiting! I’m hoping today will be the day. The thought of making a photo album of our whole house was always daunting to me too! You are smart to get it done now before you have a million other things to pack and get ready. Good Luck!

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