Hey everyone!! For those of you that don’t know, Janae is out in the mountains with the young women in our church. She doesn’t have cell service or won’t be back until tomorrow morning, so you are stuck with me :) I didn’t want her to worry about doing a post so I volunteered myself to write a little it. She told me that I could send it to her mom, “to look over my grammar,” to help me out, or in other words it has to go to HRG mom for edits to ensure that my loose cannon of a brain doesn’t let loose haha!
My first idea was to go through the recent months and write a post about outtakes and share only the most hilarious pictures I can find, I loved this idea and I already have FANTASTIC photos to do so, but that will require a good amount of time and I have to do it justice and properly… stay tuned for it someday. I love being married, I don’t want to go to crazy on this post while Janae is out!!
Alright, back to our day. I just wanted to give you a sneak peak of our life without Janae. So I’m compiling another list, of things that “might” have happened or how things work while Janae was gone and give you a peek on how life was for us today. By the way, some of the comments on yesterday’s post were amazing…. I literally laughed out loud by some of the comments about husbands.
1- Girl’s hair is a struggle for me… I mean seriously I grew up with mostly brothers. This is post hair “try” by dada. I was pretty proud of Skye’s hair, it only took me FOREVER (just tell me it looks good, make me feel better). AND the look on Skye’s face tells it all, after I just tried to salvage Brooke’s braid and hair from yesterday. Lets just say I need some help…. Someone out there point me in the right direction or youtube video to get this down.
By the way we were on our way to the Salt Lake Airport to go see Janae’s nephew return from his 2 year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in Texas for the last two years and today was the first time we have all seen him since he left. Its a big sacrifice, but one of the best things I have ever done. Below is a picture of him and his dad, it was a tender moment.
Here is another one of the whole clan waiting for him to get off the airplane!!
I served for two years in Ohio, speaking Spanish. Here is a blast from the past of more than 10+ years ago. This photo was taken an hour before I got to see my family for the first time in over 2 years.
Anyways…. Back to my list.
#2 – I may NEVER get the kids to bed on time…. I never learn. The next day is much much harder because of the party the night before. I know 7:45 isn’t late, but it is for our tornado Skye. I didn’t get her in bed until well after 8pm.
#3 – This one doesn’t have a picture, but I am a night owl. I love staying up and for some reason when Janae is gone I stay up and don’t even recognize the time. I was doing some things last night and looked at my watch and realized that it was 3 am… WHOOPS. We were up and at it at 7:45 am getting ready to go to the airport.
#4 – Beretta stays a lot closer to me when Janae is gone. She knows how to position herself in the kitchen if I’m eating and knows what she needs to do to get a treat or sneak into my bedroom and sleep next to me, because usually she sleeps in the kids room. Beretta gets away with a lot more when its just me :)
Beretta’s placement is perfect and to be honest I think her and Skye plan it often so Skye can get away with not eating the food she doesn’t like. I died laughing when I came into the kitchen and saw yogurt on Beretta’s head. I also want to point out that she is trying to hide.
#5 – I like to make elaborate plans for things I need to get done when Janae is gone. I tend to go overboard and OVERPLAN. So let the home projects begin, this is what I decided to do and hopefully finish late tonight: Change all locks on our home, change the old brass doorknobs and hinges for a more modern look, install a new ceiling fan in our master bedroom, paint the front door, take some railings down, change out some light switches and touch up paint. It was busy! We went from these knobs in the box:
To this look with a matte black handle and hinges on the doors.
#6 – What kind of person do you think I am… someone who is tidy ALL of the time… haha NOPE. With all these projects, kids and a few neighborhood kids popping in at all times of the day this what the house “might” have looked like…. Sorry Janae
Don’t worry, I’ll stay up and make it perfect for tomorrow morning :)
#7 – No pants no problem. Skye didn’t mind it…. When dad is in charge things might not fit, match or even be on at all. She kept them on for most of the day!!
#8 – The look when you are getting a second bath of the day…. Ketchup in the hair doesn’t mix well. Skye isn’t happy…
#9 – It was a success… No one went to the hospital, crying was minimum, Skye actually went to bed at a decent time tonight and my kids don’t hate me. I’ll take it as a win!!!!
I hope everyone is having an amazing Friday today!! Have a fantastic day!!
I forgot to put questions!!
What are you looking forward to this weekend?
Does anyone have any adventures coming up during the summer or the next few months?
Are you a night or morning person?