A Peak Into our Home.

Our Morning in Pictures.

I thought I would give you a little sneak peak into our home today so you can get a better idea of what the daily life is like in our family.

Up until my eighth month of pregnancy I was working full-time and running a business. We decided at that time that I was needed at home so that was where I went. I stay home full-time for now while Thomas goes to work everyday.

It is summer here of course and I currently have in the house the baby and my for lack of a better term “step” children this week. It is our first week of summer with them and a couple are under the weather so we are doing a lot of bumming around.

Our doggies. They are spastic and have been brought from two families as well. The left is my girl I’ve had for years and has been by my side and the right drools a lot. Like a whole lot. Moving on……

Our living room with one of our lovely daughters helping watch the baby so I can get the other two moving. She has been up watching you-tube and all around enjoying her quiet morning.

The dining room with some syrup left over from breakfast. Flowers from our oldest daughter’s last day of school and a wedding we recently attended. I have to admit I don’t usually sit down to eat with the kids, we’re either feeding them in a hurry on our way out the door or I’m feeding the baby or something is taking me somewhere else. Even when we’re all together I’m standing in the kitchen with Thomas while he is finishing up cooking as he is the talented chef of the family.

Oh the laundry. You can guess that it never ends around here. When you have this many people you are doing it every single day or you are way behind. We currently have the blankets there because of the sick kiddos I referred to earlier. I am trying to avoid getting me or the baby sick because then the whole operation is in shambles and so far so good!

The boys’ room including one of them waking up. The bottom bed has some of his sisters’ “babies” so she could sleep seperate from her sick sister. The hanging clothes are because try as he might he can’t quite reach the closet to hang them on his own.

The cat who used to run free outside but has been forced back in after the neighbor complained she was pooping in their garden soooooooo……

These girls could not be more different. All of the stuffed animals and toys belong to one. It is her corner and those are her toys and she loves them and in a slightly hoarding way, will not let them go. The older one is dubbed a “tween.” She is the more emotional, artistic, social one. She likes to paint and really really really wants her own space. We try to make it work both of them together and they are really sweet about it (at least to me) most of the time.

The nursery with a sweet book given by a long-time dear friend. This room doesn’t see a lot of action quite yet because he is so young and stays with us most of the time. There is a lot of hope and promise in this room however because it holds the child that bonds us all together. (No pressure little guy.)

My oldest’s room. He would be quite embarrassed but I promise you that comforter is still there from Grandma’s visit. He got booted to the couch. He is the only kid with his own space at this point and trust me not everyone is happy about that.

Our house is so very full of a lot of different things. Noise, fun, fights, things, energy, needs and of course lots of love. I have never felt more at home with people and have found my sanctuary and I’m grateful for it everyday.

The whole idea behind this blog is our messy bed. It’s our actual bed with people and blankets, towels, electronics and anything else you can think of. As a nursing mom I use it for a lot of different things. It also symbolizes our hectic life and the controlled chaos of it that we love because it is ours.

Finally me, just me. Totally raw, no makeup hair thrown in a ponytail. Proud to show you our life and I hope you will continue to read my posts and support us. I am oh so excited for what the future will hold.

Grandma’s Coming Today!

Go check out her silly videos she is so funny and southern and we can’t wait to hear what she has to say this year!!

We will be posting video all weekend of her visit! This is the first time she is meeting Thomas’ three children and they are going to love her.

See you guys this weekend!!

She without a title….

I wasn’t planning this post at all but I wanted to fit it in before I have to go get the kiddos from school so lucky you right?

First things first me and Thomas are not married (pause for gasps). I know alert the church elders it is true. That is another post but we are committed and very much in love, cohabitating and the parents to our little round-headed love child but no not married.

Anyway, I receive two texts from him this morning first one asking if I can make it to a kindergarten graduation ceremony at his son’s school today at one and second saying never mind, his mom and grandma are going to go.

So I thought of his little face (also round) and how excited he would be to see me and baby there so I figured I would still go. I rush around to get out of the house by 12:40, grab the car seat and head out to be the good (Insert title here) I am.

I should have probably known to just stay home then because things started to get rocky. Thomas had last parked the vehicle I was taking in backward so to get to the door I have to walk in what is basically the hoover dam of our yard. One little piece of concrete surrounded by water and mud because oh yea it’s raining. I am carrying baby backpack, baby in car seat and water and ended up dropping water and forcibly having to put down car seat on the hoover dam then trying to figure out out to then open this door with car seat in way and honestly I don’t remember what I figured out. I blacked out and woke up driving (not really) but I did drive to the school.

So we have a suburban for obvious reasons, and it is very large. I am not good at parking large vehicles so I park in the schools tight parking lot, barely make pulling out the car seat slide through the cars just as the rain starts to pour.

Make it into school, get my id i’m waiting in line at the table they have to help get parents in I’m guessing I get up to desk and tell them who I’m there for. Teacher looks at list, (oh yea there was a list) I knew I wasn’t on said list but I waited hopeful. She looks nervous and gets the principal who comes over not knowing what to do.

Guess who had to go to the principal’s office. Me. Standing there awkwardly telling her it was ok as she apologized not knowing what to do. I glance down at the paper they give me….this is not a ceremony this is a lunch. Little man is currently at lunch with his mom and grandma. If I fight this battle to get in I will be sitting at their table and heightening the awkward to level ridiculous.

I gracefully let the principal know that I did not realize what this event was and it would probably be best if I just went home.

So I got back in my tightly parked car, got baby in and headed off where he proceeded to screammmmmmm his head off the entire way. I finally get home frazzled because of all the screaming get out put baby backpack on, grab car seat and proceed to drop brand new phone on wet concrete.

To conclude, I don’t have any cute, happy ways to wrap this story up. I tried I did not succeed and I will continue to try to be there for my kids.

Even if it gets me sent to the principal’s office.