oh honey

oh honey
days are long, years are short.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Abundant Crazy Life

As predicted we kicked things off with a bonfire and marshmallows. The kids were in heaven, the bigger the flames got the louder their giggles.

Trent loudly proclaimed, "this is the best night ever!" Sammy girl kept squealing, "the fire goes up high in the ky (sky)" And Juliana our sweet oldest patiently taught her brother how to hold the hanger just right to roast the marshmallows and said, "I love Friday nights because we get to be with each other."

{i spy two little faces}

The next morning after a family breakfast on the patio we handed the little ones over to Aunt Lisa and loaded up costumes and curlers and set off for the recital. It was a good day. Our girl shined on stage...and so did our daddy :)

After a couple of intense costume changes, involving jamming her fingers into gloves in the curtains, she tapped, boogied and shook her way to celebratory frozen yogurt.

 {Keeva joined us for the second show}

{star performers}

After the crazy fun (emphasis on crazy) we had on recital day we were ready for a low key day. Homemade pancakes, mimosas and the new slip n' slide Daddy surprised them with. Aside from cooking breakfast we did nothing, literally nothing.

{there was bacon too :) }

 {my sweet babies}

 {cutest buns}

 {thank you daddy}

We capped off our evening with homemade sangria, an assortment of cheeses and coffee ice cream with hot fudge. Perfection. Sunday was perfection.

Monday, oh Monday. One more day to savor before the week began and Daddy flew off for Dallas. We had a big family bbq at Drake's parent's house. My dad manned the grill and the kids swam themselves to exhaustion.

Today we had a house full of children. Bare feet running in and out, bathing suits dripping and trails of goldfish crackers crumbling in their tracks. And yes, us mama's talked about the challenges of keeping a clean house with little ones and the practicality of wearing yoga pants all the time, but most importantly we shared laughter. I'm learning in the chaos that is motherhood, laughter with fellow moms is medicine to the soul. It affords you a perspective that is crucial to keep when your sleep is limited and you're hoping that yesterday's deodorant will suffice for today. 

The Lord has been so faithful to supply me with great friends. Sometimes we share coffee as the kids run a muck, sometimes it's an ongoing group text of nothingness and everything at the same time, other times it involves movies and chocolate...or squealing children in Golden Spoon spilling toppings everywhere. All of you know who you are, and I seriously can't thank you enough for the role that you play in my life. 

Early confession: I found Dawson's Creek on Netflix...I wasn't allowed to watch it as a teenager...it's the perfect guilty pleasure to pass the time while Drake is out of town.

Happy Wednesday!

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