A day in the life

I saw this post once, that encouraged bloggers everyday for 30 days to write about a certain topic. One of the days, you were supposed to publish a day in your life. Just one day; no sugar coating, no hiding, one full day in your life on your blog. I read that and instantly thought, "wow, if I did that it would be so boring." Then, I thought about all the exciting days that always get shared, but none of the day to day stuff. So, I decided to create 'a day in the life' post for two reasons.

Reason #1: My days aren't always exciting. They don't always include going to target, pool days at my parents house, traveling somewhere cool. Yes, most of the time that is what I share about, because that is what I consider 'exciting', but just the daily stuff that I am used to doing never seems to make the cut. In reality, most of my day I don't even take photos of. I want people to know that being a mom, who has a messy house, and lives a day to day life can be beautiful. You don't have to travel somewhere new every week or go out into town every day. Sure, my days might get long and by the end of the week, they might all start to look the same. But, that is when you get out and shake up the routine a bit. The day that I am going to document, is just a normal day at our house. A day that seems to repeat itself, every time I get up, because in this season, usually my days all involve the same things.

Reason #2: I want to remember this season. I know that one day, my days will be hectic. There will come a season where I have kids running all over the place, a season of learning and schooling, a dramatic season of teenage years, and many more seasons in between. I want to be able to look back on this post and recall what my days consisted of in April of 2017. Honestly, I might try to do this once or twice a year, just so I can look back on my days as a mama.


Matt usually is leaving or already gone off to work by this time, I am slowly making my way out of bed. If Carter is awake, I will go get him. If not, I will sneak in some quiet work time. Today, he woke up at 7am. He always has a 5oz bottle when he wakes up.


Time to watch some Veggie Tales! He loves laying on the couch with his blanket and watching either an hour of Veggie Tales or Moana while I work a bit.


Play time!


Time for breakfast! His all time favorite is pears, cinnamon, and oatmeal. He gobbles it down like a baby bird. Anytime Gunnar walks into the room, all of Carter's focus goes onto him. Example A: