It's been 15 days since my last post! I've been buried beneath a huge pile of crap called life and can't seem to get out!
Each summer break I make these grand plans to get so much done. Clean out the pantry, clean the kitchen cabinets, clean the girls closets and drawers, organize my office, wipe down the walls, paint the baseboards, you know because I'm going to have so much free time when they're home! What in the world did I drink that has made me so delusional and how do I end up drinking it each year? When they're home I have no time to myself! Instead of getting all of those things done that I put off and put off I find myself sleeping in, sitting around the pool, going to the beach once or twice a week, seeing an afternoon movie, playing referee, barking at them to clean their room, driving one or the other here or there and then falling into a big heap on the couch around midnight tired from a day full of doing "nothing"!
I love having my girls home. I love the freedom that summer brings. I love not getting up early. I love not fighting with them to do their homework. I really do love it all but each year I find myself ready for them to go back to school so I can resume some semblance of routine.
I've decidied I'm going revel in the last 25 days of summer break, preferably with a drink in my hand, because the times I have to just enjoy the simple pleasure of childhood is quickly slipping between my fingers!
Here's a brief look at why I've gotten nothing done all summer and it also serves as a reminder that I have a truly blessed life, wonderful children and an incredible husband that makes it all happen!
7-15 teenagers can almost always be found here swimming, eating and breaking something!
We have our friends and their kids over for cookouts and pool parties. This was a not so friendly game of King of the Hill, kids against adults. The adults lost but that because those little rug-rats play dirty. I took a kick to the jaw and had my top pulled off!
We had friends come for a visit and enjoyed a hike at a local state park.
We've been to the beach countless times
I've cleaned up multiple kitchen messes!
We've had one birthday party and the other is just around the corner.
I've washed the dog
I've also enjoyed some great times with my friends
and have done most of it with a drink in my hand. Sad, I know but sometimes a girl just needs a little "Mommy juice"!
I'll be hosting a give away with csnstores.com, watch for that soon!