Howdy y’all! Sorry it has been a while…I have not really taken the time for myself to sit down and write, I missed it. Anyhow, we are currently in Pennsylvania visiting family and getting ready to take some time for ourselves WITHOUT KIDS lol. We definitely will miss them but it is nice to be able to have that couple time without one of the kiddos randomly screaming when you are trying to talk to each other or needing their butt wiped when you finally sit down to eat…fellow moms and dads you know what I am talking about. On our drive from Florida to Pennsylvania we had about 2-3 hours where all the kids were sleeping and we actually got in more than 5 words at a time, no joke that was #goals for us. I would look back at my blessings while they were sleeping and think to myself, how can something so little and cute, make soooo much noise? There was a time where Rayne was awake and watching Baby Bum on one of our phones and Maverick was screaming because he was overtired and fighting his sleep and we told Rayne to let Maverick watch it too and this is was one of my proud moments as she looked at him, held the phone where he could see it and said ” Here you go, Buddy.” He stopped crying, watched it for a few minutes before falling asleep. AWE! be still my heart.
Being a parent is tough, you are constantly hoping that you don’t ruin your kids and that they grow into mature, semi responsible adults. You make sure they are fed and watered, clothed, get plenty of love, rest and playtime and are well educated. You may feel exasperated, tired, happy, and stretched like Gumby. That is why vineyards and energy drinks exist, right? My oldest is going on 19 years old come April, how crazy is that? I have a grown child. The time between bringing him home from the hospital and him turning 18, happened in the blink of an eye. Take the time to appreciate those special moments, don’t let everyday life get in the way of what is most important.
Thank you for taking the time to read random tidbits of my life! Many blessings!