Quiet days

Friday, January 29, 2016

Quiet days are my favorite. 
You know the ones were you have nothing to do and you can sit and take it all in. I've been trying to squeeze a little quiet into each of my days. Even if it's just 30 minutes where I can put my day and all the crazy into perspective.
I think having a family makes you crazy. Not in a bad way, just in an all consuming I have to take care of all these little people, kinda way. It takes a lot to keep the house running somewhat smoothly. I assume that's because I have 4 little ones. 
So the quiet is necessary. It helps keep the crazy down. And y'all, there is a lot of crazy over here. 
I try to imprint in my brain all the sweet, quiet moments. They are my favorite for a reason. Mostly because in the quiet all the very best things happen. The sweet words, the little kisses. The best hugs. 

What's your favorite about the quiet?


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Daddy-o started his new job Monday and I stayed behind in NM with all FOUR kiddos to get us ready for this move. My two oldest babes are still in school and I wanted to keep our routine as normal as possible. I've been packing and cleaning and cleaning some more and my heart just hasn't been excited AT ALL for this move.
What is wrong with me?

I was excited at first and then all of the sudden the anxiety hit me like a ton of bricks. I like to carry around everybody else's stressed along with my own, and apparently my kids stresses are no exception. I've moved lots. But this time feels different, It feels permanent. I thought that normal people loved permanency?
The thought of buying and settling down in one place forever is scaring the crap out of me. My kiddos are so excited (for the most part.) My husband is thrilled, and I am trying not to have a crazy anxiety attack.
Kid's are really receptive when it comes to mama stress. I thought my eyeballs might pop out of my head yesterday when I was cleaning up another unnecessary mess. Finally bedtime came and I was headed up stairs when I stumbled upon this little gem.

My sweet Alijah, had made this out of pipe cleaners and put it on my bed to see when I came up! Quite possibly one of the sweetest things ever done for me.  His thoughtfulness made me grateful. Grateful for all that I have and all that I am about to have. Whatever that may be.

A necessary break

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Obviously I took a little break from my blog. I love this blog and I love the community built in, but with that being said I really needed to spend some time nurturing my little family and really trying to support my husband during this crazy transition.
I'm so excited to say everything is official. Daddy-o got the job and starts MONDAY!  He will be a "security specialist". The company he will work for is basically contracted by the department of energy. He is really excited and all the benefits are going to be so awesome for our family. He leaves this weekend and the kids and I will follow along the end of February.
We went house hunting a couple of weeks ago and that didn't really turn up much. I'm looking for a farm house, a little bit of acreage and just some good ole' country charm. Southern girl here! Lol
I just really want some chickens, maybe a couple of goats if I am lucky ;) Also I need some room for my kids to run around! I love that feeling of being out of the "city"  and just the slower pace it promotes. 
So that's basically what's going on around here. Packing, cleaning, and craziness as always!
Here's a few of our highlights. Also- 2016?!?! What? So crazy. Happy new year friends!

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