Do you ever get tired of looking at homemaking blogs and wondering if these people are real? It is amazing what details can be left out of a photograph! For those of you who may wonder about our family being real, here is a little proof...
And speaking of husband, I did a bad thing this morning. I sent him to work in a shirt that was in desperate need of ironing. I kind of sort of mentioned that it needed ironing, but I didn't say much more than that. I figured he is a big boy with better eye sight than mine so he was responsible for his clothing decision. It was only after I had my first cup of coffee that I felt a little guilty about his attire.
This is the view of our back porch. It looks like a bomb went off, but don't worry it is just the kid's stuff. Most people enter our home from this area. I try to keep it cleaned up, but those kids of ours haven't gotten that memo.
The entryway to our home brings me to my next real point. For the first time in our 20 year parenting career, Michael and I both went to asleep last night without knowing for sure that our teenager got home safely. Well, this one isn't on me because I always fall asleep early. Michael bolted out of bed this morning asking me if Josh got home. I looked in the driveway and his car was there. However, I have no idea what time Josh entered our home. This is a little disconcerting to say the least.
And speaking of kids, this picture is the perfect example of our 14 year old aggravating someone. This particular time Jacob decided to steal Matthew's shoe and hide it on top of the playground equipment. Jacob loves the fact that he out grew his older brother in height, and he reminds Matthew of it any chance he can get.
If you want to stop by our home, you are always welcomed. Just be aware that we are real people, with real children, and a real dog that sheds real dog hair. And you will be served a glass of tea in a real mason jar!
grace and peace,