Saturday, June 15, 2013

Let's be real...

Maybe I shouldn't be writing right now, I don't know. But I feel inspired. It's been a LONG day. I feel like my girls fought, Maverick does his HIGH pitch scream, I yelled, was impatient and annoyed. I did not get everything done that I wanted to. The house looks okay at the moment, but that's rare. I've been wanting to start a new blog now for a while because to be honest, I'm a bit annoyed and beat down by ALL the blogs out there that make life/being a mom look so cute and perfect. Cause I don't know about most of you, but it's not. It's hard, and most days I feel like a failure. I do not get dressed up all cute every day, if I did my house would really be a mess. Cause how do you clean bathrooms and do laundry and clean up dog, pig and chicken poop with your hair curled and your cute bangles on?? Every piece of food my kids eat is not organic, homemade or "clean". I do not wake up before my kids every morning and have a quiet time...although I try. I don't workout. I get annoyed by my children, impatient, give them an attitude and yell. I strive to work on those things daily, but I fail. Day after day. I don't dress them cute  and do their hair all the time. The girls mostly dress themselves and often times choose some very "creative" outfits. Devan rarely gets her hair brushed and you will almost ALWAYS find her face dirty. I have clutter and random stuff all over my house. We have lived in this house 4 1/2 years and I would say that 70% of the house is still not really decorated. I suck at creating and keeping up with a budget.
 Yes, our backdoor is always this dirty, if not more. Yes, Maverick has a green shake all over his face that I did not wipe off before I took him out of his high chair. And even though it's not pictured, it's pretty safe to say I did not wipe down the trey of his high chair either.
 This is the best picture I got of Devan at her Cubbies award ceremony.
 This is what I saw as I looked out the kitchen window while I was making dinner. No, I don't always watch my kids every second.

 This guy and his high pitch scream. Words can't even describe how much I can't stand it. I hate loud screaming...The Lord has such a sense of humor.

 This is a typical scene in our house.
Lovely outfit right? And its hard to tell but she has pink hair from chalk that she put in it..a day or 2 ago...
I don't mean for this post to be negative, OR to put any naturally organized super cute crafty they have it all together moms down. I love the blogs that have all the cute pictures and the crafty ideas and recipies  and all. But I wanted to throw a shout out to all of us moms where things like that don't come naturally and let them know they are not alone. There is NOTHING wrong with having a messy house, or loosing your temper and yelling at your kids. It happens...and there's this thing called forgiveness and grace. Not sure where I am going with this now, maybe it's time to stop writing. Being a mom/wife is not always glamorous. I know people don't always want to hear about the negative, or look at blurry pictures of your uniquely dressed, dirty kids but that is what's REAL. This is REAL life folks. Even if this post encourages 1 out of the 2 people who read my blog, then this post has served its purpose. Just trying to keep it real...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Captain Promotion

This blog has been WAY over due for a little update and change. It's not much, but it works for now. I've had SO many things that I've wanted to sit down and blog about, but just haven't had the time. Now that school is out and I don't have anyone to drop off or pick up or anywhere I HAVE to be hopefully I will have more time to write. There is stuff going on in life that I just don't want to forget.
First up is this guy.
I don't normally like to gush about my family, but I'm going to for a moment. This was such a special occasion for Danny and our family, but there was SO much going on in the lives of friends and family close to us that a lot of our attention was elsewhere. To say I am proud to be his wife is an understatement. Danny is such a hard worker and has always provided for our family(all glory be to God for providing Danny with such an amazing job). The opportunity to test for Captain came a bit sooner in his career than he would've liked, but the opportunity came so he wanted to take it and not pass it by. He truly didn't think that he would get the position. Through every step of the testing process he thought "well that's it. I talked about my kids and my sprinkler system in my oral interview." Every step he passed we thanked God and prepared for the next. I don't ever want to forget the morning that he got the phone call that he got the position. Danny got off the phone and jumped 5 feet in the air with excitement! I screamed! What a feeling of accomplishment. We feel so blessed and humbled.
 The day of the badge pinning ceremony was special. Like I mentioned there had been a lot of other things going on, so it was fun for the day to come that we could celebrate Danny. Most of our family and a few close friends came to the ceremony. Danny had asked me if it were ok with me if his dad pinned his badge. I of course said yes! Danny saw it as an opportunity to thank his dad for the example that he was for Danny growing up. His dad was a very hard worker and he wanted to show him how much he appreciated him.
 After the ceremony we headed back home where we had a bounce house, a taco guy, and a backyard FULL of kids, friends and family!
Danny, I love you so much and I am SO proud of you!! Thank you for all that you do! xo