Our family life hasn't been overly exciting, lately. In fact, most of my days have felt overwhelming & filled with mundane tasks. Despite the monotony of taking care of kids, cleaning up messes, and filling our time with a crazy schedule, I still feel like my life is beautiful. I think I feel that way mostly because it's MY life. No matter what it is we're dealing with that day, it's a blessing to be able to get to deal with it, and it's uniquely my lot to handle.
Beauty: The kid that made this mess is so cute and can destroy anything I do in record time.
Mundane: I have to clean up this mess for the um-teenth time, when I JUST CLEANED IT an hour ago!
Beauty: When he's so serene like this, he can't mess anything up.
Mundane: Sleep time means we're not learning or playing together. *Tear* The truth of the matter is that whenever my kids take a nap, I think that I'll get something done, and for whatever reason, I just can't get as much done as I think I will.
Beauty: Ty-Ty makes a great human pillow, and he THRIVES on the attention from his Daddy.
Mundane: 8 hours of Conference is A LOT for a little guy in one weekend. Good thing we had coloring pages.
Beauty: Caden got baptized & confirmed and we got to be there.
Mundane: Tyson's ideas trump ours. Forget posing for a picture b/c he adamantly didn't want sun in his eyes. : ) The other mundane part of this experience was that Emmett wasn't happy and silent throughout the entire service. In fact, I pretty much missed most of the confirmation becuase I had to take him to the hall. The part I heard when I cracked the door to listen was uplifting and nice, though.
Beauty: Hearing my kids giggle as they played with boxes on their heads.
Mundane: Someone always gets hurt and cries by the end.
Beauty: We got invited to a really fun wedding reception--Mexican food, mariachi band, peacocks and everything.
Mundane: It took 3 takes to get an acceptable picture with my Hubs, and in the end I still overanalyze things and worry about trying to lose more weight. I've got to remind myself all the time to just be happy. "Come What May and Love It"
Beauty: We had a great trip to the Science Center.
Mundane: OF COURSE Emmett wanted me to buy him a sucker.... WHY ON EARTH would they sell scorpion suckers? Just to make my kid cry, I think--as if I'd ever let him suck on a candied scorpion. What's that supposed to teach him, anyway? NASTY. (A guy in line was actually eating one. I asked him what he'd do when he got to the scorpio & he said he was going to eat it. EEEEWWWW! This is AMERICA, people, we do not need to do that.)
Beauty: I had a helper with the dishes (Emmett).
Mundane: I have to re-do the dishes and put all the silverware back in the right place every time he "helps" me.