Friday, June 19, 2009

Packing.

Garth and I make the best team EVER. Seriously, we had this amazing system going and we had almost everything packed up in 2 days flat. We were on a roll, but I say almost everything packed because we still have some kitchen and bathroom supplies to pack. But we still use these items on a regular basis so we can't pack them until the night before. Ahhhhh that is a great big sigh of relief. 9 days left and we are 95% done packing, that is big for us since we are procrastinators. But pour us some wine, pump up the music, and we pack like mad.
I will tell you the NOT fun part of packing, and that is finding stuff from Garth's bachelor days. A zebra print picture frame, and a beer candle are among the things I have tried to dispose. But then Garth throws the "But it's from South Africa" bit and I can't make him get rid of it now!
Last night we battled over these black crock pot looking salt and pepper shakers, and this is how the conversation went down:
Me: "Hey babe can we get rid of these? We never use them."
Garth: "They are from South Africa! These are heritage!"
Me: "So we will never get rid of them?"
Garth: "No! We will pass them on to our kids, and they will pass them on to their kids, and their wives will nag them to get rid of them. It will be tradition!"

48 comments:

Erin said...

Wow....good job on the packing! Don't you just love when husbands hold on to such insane things?!

Jon and Steph said...

That's awesome. We are such procrastinators too.... It's so easy to put things off. But great job getting most of your things packed in two days, that might be a world record ;)

Your conversations crack me up! You guys are precious ;)

Lucy Marie said...

Glad to hear the packing went so well. I hate packing, it's the worst ever. Love the reenactment of the conversation ... too funny.

Lauren Kelly said...

Too funny!! Happy packing!! :)

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

Haha! Luckily when I got married I was able to get him to toss all but three things. And they were bad things...A picture of Marilyn Monroe (that was not framed nicely), a John Wayne clock ( that his grandpa gave him) and his other grandpa's hard hat from when he worked as a pipeliner (that, I understand). Boys.

Good luck with the move! I'm heading to MS to pack next weekend!

Elizabeth said...

That's great! Happy packing. I love that he wants to keep everything :) My husband is a little bit of a pack rat himself. haha

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Christie said...

Ha, I love this! Congrats on being close to completely packed- it's awesome you had so much fun with it!

p.s. Sorry, the deleted one is me- I was signed into the wrong account!

Megan said...

There are only a few things left from David's bachelor days--I didn't have to nag him though! When we got married & moved in together we knew we didn't have a whole lot of space so we couldn't bring everything!

katie + bret said...

If they accidentally fall off the counter what can he do about THAT? ;)

Lucky in Love said...

Ha! That's too funny.

I can't believe you got all packed up in 2 days! I am crazy impressed.

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

I can almost see those shakers:p He knows he's got you with that little come back:p

Snow White said...

you guys make me laugh -- what a tradition the two of you have just started ;)

jen + ryan said...

so funny!

Mrs. McB said...

Haha....you conversations make me laugh.

Congrats on almost being done. :)

Brown Girl said...

Ha ha, that totally sounds like something my BF would say!

Miss Caught Up said...

LOL Hmmm... that is a pretty good excuse. Maybe I should use that same excuse if Mr. Method ever asks me to get rid of anything lol :)

Elizabeth said...

LOL that is funny. :)

*~! megs !~* said...

oh boys... =)

Jessica said...

I'm glad you've gotten so much of your packing done already!

So funny about the salt and pepper shakers :-)

Taryn said...

Hahahaha- Garth is so right. So right.

- Sarah :-) said...

ha ha ha... you guys are too cute. I love it!

Your packing is SO much better than us. We were STILL packing when the Uhaul pulled up to take the stuff... no joke. And now some stuff is still in boxes because, as bad as I am with packing, I'm even WORSE in unpacking!!!

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

This made me LOL!! Mr. R has all this motorcycle stuff that I'm like "Um, hun, can we rid our closets of this junk?" "JUNK!? It's not JUNK! It's my childhood happiness!"

Whoops!

TOTALLY can't wait for the big moving day!

recipes for the life said...

Lol! How cute! It will be a nice tradition :D.

♥ Chaitra

Lauren said...

That's wonderful. My hubby has threatened to send me out of town the next time we have to move--apparently I don't handle it well. ;o)

Annie said...

haha, too cute!
that's awesome that you packed up so quick! a little wine can work magic ;)

MissJody said...

Ah...we are packing right now too! My last post will be about packing..eerie huh?
That is great you work together so well. The Mr. has been gone on business and I've been doing this myself. Ugh..my back and neck.killing me.
Good luck on trying to get rid of other stuff :)garage sale perhaps???hmmm????

Brown Eyed Girl said...

That's some impressive packing!! How exciting to be done!

You two are so funny! Love the conversation about getting rid of the S&P shakers!!

Whitney said...

Tradition - that makes me think of Fiddler on the Roof!

Tiffany said...

Yay for moving and almost being all packed!!!

Emily Jean said...

Way to go team!!! Can't to 'see' the new place!!!!

Marissa said...

That is soooo funny! I've tossed some pretty man-ugly items!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

so cute! i love the teamwork (we're the same way=))!

hubby wants to just throw away boxes at random just to get rid of stuff, haha! good luck with the rest!!

Meg said...

You guys do make a great team! ;) Love the conversation you two had. cracked me up!! lol

Jenny.Lee said...

Good job on not procrastinating and whipping through it all so fast!!! What's one more tradition right! ;)

Sara said...

Too funny! My husband holds on to crazy stuff too. Makes me nuts.

Emma-leigh said...

HAHA. Too funny! Yep. Stuck with them forever.

SassyEngineer said...

haha - I think the worst thing for us when packing was finding notes and pictures from my hubby's past girlfriends. He is the worst at cleaning stuff out and throwing it away, but at least he wanted to get rid of it. Well, he got rid of everything except for this stupid box a girlfriend made him. He claims he likes the box, and trust me, I know he doesn't care that it was from her because he threw other stuff from her away, but I still just hate that stupid box. However, I'm not sure where it is these days!

Justine said...

WooHoo! Packing machines! I am dreading packing come August... Ugh!

THE Stephanie said...

Ha ha ha!! How can you say no to that?? LOL

Savvy Mode SG said...

i don't like packing much.

Mrs. S. said...

Haha! Too funny!

Little Pink Magnolia said...

Haha I know how you feel when men keep the ugliest things for "sentimental" value. Mine has an african mask... I hid it in the basement. I am impressed that ya'll were able to pack in 2 days!

Meagan said...

hahahah that cracked me up!! I'm always tossing hubs weird stuff from bachelor days. Like a homer simpson cup...that was tossed out last week. You and Garth are hilarious!

AmyT said...

You guys are so cute!!!! Glad the packing went well!!!!!

Jules said...

Great job getting mostly packed up. It sounds like you guys made it fun. This is something I dread doing. It seriously tops my list of least favorite things to do.

I love that you were trying to get rid of some of his silly things. I do the same thing!

EJ & Roo said...

love it!! good luck with the rest of your packing!

Mrs. J L said...

Garth is too funny! good job on the packing! :)