Just for memories sake, I like to write down what a typical day at our house is like. I read back when I did this a few years ago and wrote down our schedule and it is fun to read the changes.
So a typical Monday at our house looks something like this....
6:00 a.m.: Chantry's alarm goes off. He pushes snooze and we lie in bed for another 10 or 15 mins.
6:15 a.m.: Monday is big laundry day, so I get started. I try to have a few loads washed Sunday night so that I can get started on folding.
6:30 a.m. Make Chantry's lunch and back to laundry. I like to watch "my shows" while I do laundry. Right now I am watching Friday Night Lights. So far, pretty good.
6:30-7:00 a.m.: Boys wake up and dad heads out to work. The boys have to watch him leave every day and Chantry has to make sure and wave goodbye every morning from his Jeep or they have a fit.
7:00 a.m.: Get the boys breakfast. I say get, not make, because I very rarely make them breakfast. It is usually cereal, pop tarts, toast, fruit....or whatever is easy!
7:30 a.m.: Boys in bathtub. Me back to laundry.
8:00 a.m.: Boys out of tub, me in shower while they watch their morning cartoons.
8:30 a.m.: I get ready for the day while I watch another episode of whatever show I am watching.
9:00 a.m.: Clean up living room and kitchen the best I can before starting work.
10:00 a.m.: I start working.
10:15 a.m.: Charlee comes over. The kids play while I work. They are really so good at playing together and letting me get stuff done. I may have to get up a dozen times an hour, but they really are good kids and I am sooooo glad I get to be at home with them and I sure do love having Charlee over too.
12:00: Lunchtime. On Mondays we have Mac N' Cheese every.single.week. I have tried to get away with other things, but have been told that Mondays are Mac N' Cheese day.
12:45 p.m.: Clean up lunch, get Channer ready for school, load up the kiddos and run him to school. I am lucky, because his school is only a couple blocks away, so just takes a few minutes.
1:00 p.m.: Charlee and Chestyn play while I work. They play even better together when Channer is at school.
3:30 p.m.: Pick Channer up from school.
3:40 p.m.: Back to work after going over with Channer what he did at school and getting the kids a snack and settled in.
5:00 p.m.: Charlee's mom comes and Chantry usually gets home around this time too.
6:00 p.m.: My work shift is over. Some days it seems like that 8-hour shift takes days and other days it just flies by. Either way, I am thankful for my job and to be able to work at home.
6:05 p.m.: Make dinner.
6:30 p.m.: Eat dinner (yes I am simple and rarely cook anything that takes more than a half an hour to cook lol and the crock pot is my best friend).
6:30-7:45 p.m.: FAMILY TIME!!! My favorite part of the day. At this time, the boys are usually all fighting on the floor and I am just watching or we are playing a game with the boys, practicing reading or just cuddling on the couch....but I LOVE it!!!
7:45 p.m.: Daddy goes to Search and Rescue.
8:00 p.m.: Bedtime. My boys are very creature of habit type kids still. We have to do the same thing everynight for bed or they freak. This routine consists of brushing teeth, reading two books, saying prayers, tucking in Channer and then tucking in Chestyn. Nothing can be out of order and we still go through the same things every night "Good night, love you, see in the morning" from Channer and Chestyn's "Did Uncle Ladd shoot all the bears, skeletons, monsters, ghosts, etc" Chestyn has added a new one to his routine and I laugh every time. It is "Be noisy in the morning and try to wake us up." LOVE THEM BOYS!!!
8:30 p.m.: On a Monday, I watch one of my shows or read a book while I wait for Chantry to get home. On any other given typical day, Chantry and I have our shows we watch together and have "our" time. We are usually asleep on the couch by 10:00, but never make it to our bed til about 1:00 in the morning. We always say we should stop doing that and just go to bed, but we never do.
Well that is our typical Monday. The rest of our week looks a lot the same, just some days no preschool and Wednesdays we have Canyon too. We pretty much have a day-to-day routine and then just play all weekend long. I usually don't do anything in the house on the weekend, besides dishes and our house becoems a wreck and each new week starts over again.
Love my life.
Anyhow, I know that is not relevant or interesting to most, but I love to have it written down for my records.
A couple weekends ago, Chantry had some meetings in Salt Lake, so we all went up and I spent time with my sister's family and brother's family while Chantry was in his meeting. We went to Boondocks and had a blast. I took a few pics on my phone. I have been horrible about picture taking lately.