Let me preface this post by just explaining how grateful I am that I am living my "dream life". This is literally my dream life. Not Hollywood red carpets. Not a successful career. Growing up, all I ever wanted was to get married young, have lots of babies, and be a stay at home mom. Jesus has been incredibly gracious in allowing me to do so.
I married at 19, and got pregnant at 22. At age 23, I become a stay at home mom. One of my major goals in life was achieved and it's no thanks to me. It's a huge thanks to a husband who does everything possible for me to stay home. It's an even bigger praise to my sweet Jesus who has had grace on us and allowed this. I do a little bit of photography on the side (because to be honest, if I didn't we wouldn't pay bills some months), but if I could have it my way (even though I do enjoy/love it), I wouldn't even do that. Although, I'm thankful this is a way I can serve my family.
I just love being at home, and I can't express in words how incredibly grateful I am. I seriously pray for all the women and moms I know that the Lord would allow the same for them. It is the richest of blessings. I understand for some families it's just not doable. I'm not writing this to bloat. I'm just thankful.
I wanted to document what most days look like for us. The million pictures I take of C and these countless blog posts serve one purpose... to document our life. My house burnt down in high school, and we lost everything. Everything. All pictures. Gone. All tangible memories. Gone. I greatly miss looking into my childhood through those pictures. I want my children to be able to look back long before they were even on this green earth and see how the Lord has been good to our family.
Without any further ado, here's a day in the life of us. This is what most days look like, but there are obviously some days where they look nothing like this. Weekends are always different too. His eating and nap schedule stay pretty consistent though.
8:00am. C wakes up sometime during 8 or 8:30. I nurse him in the living room, and then we have a brief cuddle session. It's my favorite time of day.
9am. I put C down for his morning nap, and I get to work. I usually answer emails and blog during this time.
10am. I get ready for the day. Shower and get dressed. If it's a good day, I can put some make up on. ha! I also hit the chores and usually can knock out my daily chore list before 11.
11-11:30am. C wakes up from his morning nap. Yep, 2.5 hours long. It's glorious. Sometimes, it's even 3 hours.
6pm. Dinner. It's delish. Husband and I talk about our day and play catch up. Dinner at our house will always be a sit down family time. My family always did that and now that I have a family of my own, I appreciate it more than ever.
7pm. We play with C and have a recorded tv show on in the background. C loves to sit with us and play with his blocks. Some nights this is his bath time.
9pm. Josh and I watch some TIVO, play wii, or get in the bed and read. We usually don't fall asleep until somewhere around 10:30 or 11. I love these "late night" hours with my man. We have the best time playing Wii together. I know that probably just sounds so silly, but we seriously have a blast. We talk through the whole thing, pick on each other, kiss when we win something, and cuddle. I love it.
I usually fall asleep to this below. Sweet C sleeping.
Thank you Jesus for your sweet blessings. I cherish every bit of them.
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