Monday, September 12, 2016

Going to Bed at 8 p.m.

When I started this blog five years ago I thought life was hectic. I look back and I laugh because five years ago I had no idea what hectic was. The kids were little and busy sure, but none of them had phones and they all went to bed around 8 p.m. I never could have imagined how busy life would get, how busy the kids would get....but man, life is nuts right now.

It's not bad, just busy. And no one is going to bed at 8 p.m.

I miss parts of the early days. I miss being in total control of our schedule. I miss being able to entertain all the kids with silly kitchen dances and crafts. I miss writing about all of our sweet, simple adventures here on the blog.

There are so many cool things happening now that I want to document and share. Like Peyton starting high school and Wade's first football game. I want to talk about how I'm training for a half-marathon and how it's so different as an older/peri-menopausal woman (I'm slower and sweatier). I want to write about trying to find balance and my feelings about being a working mom. But god dammit no one is going to bed at 8 p.m. and I am having trouble carving out time to write and document and be creative.  And I miss it.

It's hard to find time for everything and everyone. I just didn't anticipate how busy life would get and how tired I would feel and how fast time would go. Waaaaa. Maybe I'm just worn out from the back-to-school mania of the past couple weeks. Maybe I hate change and I don't want summer to end. Maybe I wish school started at 10 a.m. and weekends were three days long and days had more than 24 hours. Maybe I just need start going to bed at 8 p.m., at least a couple nights a week.

Hereare a few things that happened in the last few weeks:

There were morning runs. Great thing about getting up early to run is morning skies like this one. I like to call these hell yeah skies.

A dinner party.
A birthday party. Yup, his birthday was in May and we just got around to having a few friends over. lol.
Better late than never, right?

One last trip to the beach. Lake Michigan dunes!
And yes, Tim is napping.

One last fishing trip to up north on the lake.

Everyone had a first day back to school.
More cake! 
There has already been lots and lots of football practice and games.

Wade played his first game! 
Post-game pep talks from grandparents. 
Some of us struggled more than others with the early school start time. 
The dogs aren't so happy about all of us going back to school or work. I totally get it. Waaaaa.


  1. Love you! So in awe of the half marathon training!

  2. Love these pics! Trying to make myself go to bed before midnight and failing miserably.