Since it’s holiday time I wish I could fill this post with all the fun things we have been doing like visiting santa, gorging on hot chocolate, seeing the lights, participating in various holiday outings but alas I can not. Although, I must be very careful in saying “I wish” because truth be told if we were doing all the aforementioned things then business would be slow, money would be low (I totally rhymed…did you catch that) and it would all blow. (I just couldn’t resist)
Anyways, back on track. To put it bluntly all we have been doing lately is working. Working morning, afternoon, evening and nights and trying to stay afloat in business and at home. Early mornings and late nights are our jam and it is in these times we are very grateful for coffee, even if it is limited for miss preggo over here. The boys have been exceedingly patient considering the schedule we have had them on. Gavin is forced to entertain himself half the day over at the warehouse while I work, comes home and naps and then gets to watch me clean, answer emails and fix dinner. As soon as the older two get home we pack up dinner and head straight back to the warehouse where we eat at the computer, the kids on the floor, and attempt to not make too big of a mess picnic style. Has anyone else tried to eat spaghetti on the floor? I don’t recommend it. It was not my smartest ideas. We get home around 9:00 and all the kiddos go directly to bed. Me and Jared finish up whatever work we need to here at home and call it a night. I do feel guilty at the lack of time I get to spend with the kids but also know that this month will be over and gone soon and things will slow down. Plus, they haven’t been complaining and are actually pretty good sports about it so for that I’m soooo thankful.
Logan sung at a local show in Branson the other night with his honor choir group. He was really excited and once he got on stage, “wasn’t nervous anymore.” I don’t think he has ever performed in front of so many people but he said it was “awesome.” He got to have a late night bus ride home, with his friends, at 10:00 and while I was so excited for him I contemplated him spending the night in the parking lot on more than one occasion. I’m much too old for 10:30 pick-ups. He has a concert this week so we will get to see his singing and drumming in action. He refuses to even tell us what songs they are singing so it’s all very top secret.
Nothing new with Mason, really. He continues to make a new Santa List about every single day. Considering I bought his gifts back in August I’m hoping some things still match up. If they don’t, oh well, he will forget all about it. He’s sweet like that.
Gavin is his usual self. He has already broken 3 christmas decorations, rearranged the ornaments on the tree, tried to escape out the back door and off the deck….twice, escaped and crawled up the stairs by himself in about 3 seconds flat, and has decided he no longer likes to wear shoes now that it’s super cold outside. We have our own real life dust ball since he is caked in the stuff every time we come home from work. I need a human swiffer to meet us at the door every day. He still loves to say ‘uh-oh’ and ‘wow’ and is also developed a fondness for spitting food and drink all over the front of his shirts. If he isn’t careful he might be spending the whole winter naked since the laundry in this house is unmanageable. He is the biggest mommas boy and always giving me hugs and kisses but I swear he really will put me in an early grave. Haha.
No matter how crazy our life is I am honestly so thankful for it. I know sometimes it sounds as if I’m complaining and I so desperately want to be careful about that. Without these stresses we wouldn’t be able to do what we do and although overwhelming it only means success. Success is almost always overwhelming especially when you’ve exceeded your own dreams and expectations. Me and Jared are in awe of what we have accomplished and thankful for the trials that entered our lives unexpectedly that made all of this possible. Without pushing through the dark we would have never come out on top and we hope that we are a better family because of it.