Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Day In The Life

I've been wanting to do another day in the life post for quite a while, and I finally decided to document yesterday. 

I slept in until 7:00, and then laid in bed reading my daily bible.  I've found that I do much better at reading it, if I just start reading before I do anything else.  Otherwise I seem to get too distracted.  

I stumbled in and got a load of laundry going.

And finally,  my morning coffee.

I took it and went to sit down at my desk to catch up on a few things.
 I switched the laundry a couple times while I worked on blog posts, checked the news, etc.

 And then ran through the shower, so I'd be ready for the day.

I got the dishwasher emptied...

and moved more laundry.  My kids are big enough now that I wash and dry their laundry, and then I pretty much tell everyone to come and grab what's theirs and to put it away.  That way, nobody has to sit and sort it all out.  They search through the pile, and then hang it up or put it in their own dressers.

I watered my flowers before it got too hot outside.  Me and my black thumb have managed to keep a couple plants alive still.

By 12:15 I started yet another load of laundry and then Emma and I headed into town for her piano lessons. 

 I sat in the car waiting for her while she was inside practicing.  I'm trying to listen to this book on CD.  I'm having a hard time, because I'd rather just read a book than listen to it, but I'm hoping I can get used to it.

We got back home, and then Jesse went to play at his cousins house, so I took the girls into the pool and dropped them off for a bit, while I met up with my friends for a late lunch.

I didn't eat good, but it was so worth it.  It tasted amazing!

After we were done, I headed back up to the pool to pick up the girls. 

By the time we got home it was around 4:30.  The girls showered and cleaned up and then by 5:45 it was time to run Gracie into town for volleyball open gym.  After I dropped her off, I ran to the grocery store.  This was all I needed since we're taking it with us.

I put fuel in the car, so we're ready for this morning and planned to go home and start dinner.

Thankfully, my sister invited us over for taco's, so I didn't have to make dinner.  Yay!

We ate, and then I hurried and got everyone packed, while Dan ran back to town to pick Gracie up.

 These two were finishing up a show before bed.

I said goodnight to the kids, and headed to bed with a glass of wine, and turned on the Bachelorette, and then turned out the lights at 10:40.
It was a full day for us.  I loved getting to see my friends for a bit over good food.  The kids ran and had fun.  I wish I would have taken more pictures of them, but honestly at this age they are usually off doing their own thing.  Whether outside or in their rooms.  They've become pretty independent, which is very bittersweet for sure.

I hope you enjoyed getting a glimpse into our daily life.  It's nothing overly exciting, but it's ours, and we enjoy it.

Have a great day friends. 



  1. I've been wanting to do a post like this! I loved reading yours :) I've been listening to some Elin Hilderbrand books too...through our public library. I don't have enough time in the day to sit and read much, but I spend a lot of time in the car so it's the only way I can get through a book right now. Oh man...the laundry. When the kids came to us, I taught them each how to do their own so they do it...I usually have to prompt them but it seems to be working well. I have enough to do just with ours and the towels and linens!

  2. I love these posts!! And enjoyed hearing about your day - love the laundry tip! My kids are almost old enough to do this too!

  3. Love these type of posts! You'll get used to listening to books. Although I will say that I personally only like listening to personal development books. Others I can't get into.
    All that food looks sooooo good! I want nachos like nobody's business right now!