Sunday, June 30, 2013
Since arriving here we have celebrated Mass on Saturday vigil . Weekends have been super crazy so far and this Sunday we got to not be crazy.
Before I had these 6 kids I would often wonder what a day as a family , my family, would look like...
To have everyday look like this one...dream!!
Our first Sunday as a family in our new home. Last weekend Pete had to fly all weekend..but this Sunday he was all ours...
So what did this day look like...
7:00: I got up...No running today..YIPPY
got right in the shower. Pete was already upstairs having coffee.
8:00: Came upstairs. It takes me 60 full minutes to get me all ready..total waste of time that I can't seem to live without...
I sat myself down and read a Southern Living magazine while Pete made breakfast. I then started to think about wanting to visit all the small Southern towns they write about in that magazine..so I closed the magazine.
9:00: Ran up to the store to get flour for Lucy to make cookies (her day in the baking rotation that we have established here)
9:30-:10:30...made cookies with Lucy and gravy by myself...
Pete took kids to lake to fish. Emily and Molly went with him so they could walk into town for a "pooh bear"..which is sweetened steamed milk. They did a little shopping before returning to the lake to meet up with Pete
10:30 after I finished cleaning up kitchen Drew and I walked into town to see the kids fish. We basically walked there, said hi and walked back home. Drew by the lake was not exactly relaxing.
12:00- 1:00..fed kids on the deck
1:00-3:00: Pete and I had a date ...we went back into town where he got a few things he needed and I got some knitting needles...because Praise God there is a knitting store on this lovely little island
3:00-5:00 Just did STUFF...picked up laundry, played with Drew, chatted with Emily...laughed with Pete. Sat outside with Pete chatting and drinking a Coors Lite trying to plan our fire pit outside.
5:30-6:30 Ate dinner....
Pete had to leave with Jack to take him to the shooting range with his buddy to let Jack start to learn to shoot a gun. Pete is taking Jack on a moose hunt in the fall. First time for Pete..... and Jack gets to go.
I stayed behind and bathed kids, swept the floor and said Rosary with girls....
For some reason I just felt so lucky today...lucky to live here...with these people ...at this moment..
I just wanted to freeze this day. Feel this joy for long last.
And now I write this while Pete just put on Lincoln. We will go to bed in the bright light...The light will finally fade about 12:00 and begin to rise at 3:30. There is light all day and most of the night. And as glorious as the light is..sometimes we would like it to stay darker longer.