Betsy shares my mood today 😴😬
#ZacAttack is 7 today! 🥳
Celebrated our #ZacAttack today! Photos swiped from @grampa_sam because I fail at taking pictures
#MomLife Instagram Challenge - Day 17: “Inspiration” ❤️ I’ve been lacking that a bit recently - I’ve honestly felt cruddy and anxious but my nesting instincts have kicked in so I’ve been utilizing them in preparing baby’s things - clothes, dresser, birth kit, bassinet, supplies, car seat, etc. I cleaned our van a few days ago and that was waaaay too big of a job for me in my current state so I’m trying to keep that in mind as well. (So I don’t injure myself.) Today I’m finishing up deep cleaning my bedroom. 🤪
I apologize...I’m trying to get caught back up with the #MomLife Instagram Challenge AGAIN. 🙈 Sigh. Day 16 was “Chore I Hate” - for me that would be cleaning the bathroom. 😩 However, I’m instead sharing a picture of a child who had to learn the lesson of cleaning up the mess they created. Now whether the lesson has actually stuck or not? 🤷♀️ That remains to be seen...
In case you’re in need of a smile today ☺️ (don’t mind her hair - she rubbed hand soap in it and on her shirt 🙄😂 so we were changing clothes & in mid-clean up) #HannahRuth
5 years ago today #RufusKDoggington came to stay with us for two weeks. As you can see, he’s never left! 🐾
#MomLife Instagram Challenge Day 15 - “funny but true meme” 🙄 I can definitely assure you, I’m *never* bored! 😂 #LargeFamilyProblems #LargeFamilyMom #LotsOfKids
That was quite possibly the cheesiest salad I’ve ever eaten! 😆🥗🥩🥔🍤
Combining yesterday and today’s #MomLife Instagram Challenges - yesterday was “mess” and today is “love.” Mess should have been an easy one for me because I have SO many of those to choose from 😬 but I’m going in a different direction. Life can be messy when you have a big family and your kids are home much more due to being homeschoolers. If you look in the background of the first photo you can see a bit of the mess heaped onto those darn shelves in my dining room. Instead of fretting about it though, I’m trying to accept what I can do in this season and try again the next day. I love to make up little gift bags for the kids on Valentine’s Day but last night while I was adding the candy, I also took some time to write them each a card telling them qualities about their personality that I love and appreciate. I want them to know that yes, our life can be messy and chaotic but it’s full of love and that they are each special to me. Relationships can be messy when you’re trying to manage a bunch of kids and still keep up with your job, chores, bills, personal life, extended family, etc. It’s easy to get caught up in life and forget who you are as a person or as part of your relationship. Those coffee cups in the second photo from my love are just simple little things but they remind me every time I get a drink that he was thinking of me, loves me, and knows me better than anyone in the world. I hope I show him the same. I used to be a Valentine’s Day hater. I’d scoff at the commercialism or say how people should *really* tell each other every day how they feel, not just on some expensive “made by greeting card maker” holidays. I suppose that’s true and perhaps I’m getting soft in my old age 🤣 but in the last few years I’ve tried to focus this holiday on how I can lift others up and make them feel good. So Happy Valentine’s Day to you, friend - whether you’re single or in a relationship or it’s complicated - please know that you are unique, special, and that someone loves you. ❤️
I honestly don’t feel like taking these anymore but I know someday I won’t feel like a beached whale and will look back on them fondly. I hope. #35weekspregnant and baby is doing great. She’s now approximately the size of a honeydew melon or coconut. 🍈🥥
#MomLife Instagram Challenge Day 12 - Hobby ✍️ I enjoy writing. I don’t do it as much as I’d like to but such is life with kids.