May 28, 2013

A Day In The Life...

Do you ever wish you could go back and take a glimpse of  how you spent your days years ago? Not the special days like Christmas and birthdays, but the ordinary days. The days that seemed to run into one another. The days that you thought you would never forget. Somehow the memory of those ordinary days is tucked safely in my heart, but not in my mind.

This is one of the reasons I am thankful for this wonderful world of blogging. I am able to document the beauty of these most precious of days, which are flying by more quickly that I could have ever imagined. One day last week,  I picked up my camera and took a few pictures of an ordinary day in our lives...a day like so many others... gone forever...existing only here and in my heart.

Rise and shine...good thing I am an early riser. The kids...not so much...

Once the big kids were fed and on their way, Flynn and I made beds and straightened bathrooms.

Then Daddy was off to work...On this day, Flynn said, "There goes my daddy!"
And yes, my daughter was wearing Christmas jammies in May. Don't ask.

Once Daddy was off to work, Flynn and her blankie Taggie had breakfast with Little Bear.
I love how she holds the little tag in her hand.

I don't even want to think about the day when Little Bear is not on my television every morning.

Then we mixed up some brownies for my mom and dad. It was my dad's turn to take dessert for Bingo, and we made brownies for brownie sundaes.

After that,  we threw in a few loads of laundry...

and Flynn played a bit while I ate my cereal and checked in with you all!

After lunch, Flynn helped me make my coffee, then we had our coffee and milk break.

This has been my magic number for years is the exact time I need to leave to pick up the kids.

Finally dressed and on our way...with all necessary items in tow...Taggie, Teddy, Peanut Butter Bear, balloon, and her Nintendo DS.

Finally home and ready for our afternoon walk...after this I ran down to help my mom prepare for Bingo. Then I picked up dinner on my way home. Rhett was already inside watching one of his new birthday movies!

Dinner. Steve was working late and it was a dinner in front of the tv night.
You do that sometimes too, right? : )

After dinner, it was clean up, bath and jammies and tv before bed. It was a chilly rainy night, or we would have been outside. I don't mind a tv night once in awhile, though. This was the last picture I took before I fell asleep on the sofa...I may or may not have washed my face before crawling into bed.

And that my friends, is a day in my life. Thanks for hanging in there. And I would love to see one of yours sometime too! : )


  1. Your day sounds amazing. Today I was home with my sick baby, and it was such a good day. He woke up actually feeling better than I thought he would, and so we did grocery shopping, a walk, cleaned the house, naptime, made a pot roast dinner, and played so much! I wish I could be at home everyday with him!!

  2. This was a fun post!

    3:08pm is my magic number to go pick up my kiddos! I drive them into school every morning and pick them up every afternoon...EVERYDAY!

    We live 6 miles out of town so I drive a lot. One day I did 50 miles and actually didnt go anywhere...just into town and home. Into town and home a zillion times.

    Pretty much like my day except I never ever make beds. My bad.

    thanks for sharing friend!

  3. Little, too. I dread the day we will not watch it any more :)

  4. I love that you documented a regular day... Such a good idea! Sometimes these days seem so redundant, but I know I will miss them when my sweeties are grown.

  5. What a great idea and thanks for sharing a regular day with us. It's got me thinking how we all pack the 'regular' things into our regular days. There's a ton, isn't there? My hubby often comments when he is home trying to help out and maybe cook, "I am still amazed at how you manage to get anything done in a day with the two girls needing things and tugging on you." I laugh and explain that the every day is different than the weekend day. When it's EVERY day, you find your niche and sometimes someone (or something) gets left behind or a little less attention. Somehow we adapt.

    I may have to contemplate sharing one of my regular days soon, now that we're on summer break :)

  6. Love this post! I think Christmas PJs are always ok. :)
    I sure miss little bear. :(

  7. This is a great post! I loved seeing more into your world. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Love to hear about the regular days. It's always fun to peak inside someone else's world. We too have dinners in front of the TV sometimes. We call it a "picnic". It's fun to break away from the normal sometimes.

  9. I loved your regular day, felt like I was right there with you! I like your clock showing idea too! Fun post to look back on in like years from now...

  10. Oh, and I LOVE Little Bear!! Only see it once in a while...must not be on the right time for us!

  11. Little Bear with breakfast... that's the BEST!!! And beds? I've always been afraid to admit to anyone that I make all the beds here. Most have their 9 year olds make their own bed but I have a 'thing' about tight sheets and smoothed covers. No none can make the bed like mama so I've never had her. Love that part of my morning too! Love the little peek into your sweet day! ~tara

  12. love a good ordinary day here! and ours look a lot alike!! especially when i'm making brownies!!:) best kind ever right!!:)
    do your kids have to get up that early? yikes!! I wake mine up at 7 every day and there was maybe 5 days all year they came down on their own before I got there.:) that is early! but I guess it makes sense if you are leaving at 2:08 to pick them up! we get out at 3:10!
    how special that you walk every afternoon with your girls. I bet those are the best conversations right?
    and wow...that is a late time for my fellow early riser!:)
    thanks for sharing your day with us.
    have a happy day billie jo

  13. Oh I love this post! What a great idea. I may have to borrow this one. :) and yes, I think we all do TV dinners once in awhile...especially when Dad is traveling.

  14. Great post, Billie Joe! I LUVed the day-in-the-life and visiting a couple of posts on your blog tonight. What a beautiful family!


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