We go every year and of course this year has been…crazy, insanely…busy.
That and I wasn’t sure that Lucas is up to 1.5 hours there and 1.5 hours back. He is NOT a happy carseat rider.
Friday though I went to Martins and the produce manager was putting out these ginormous peaches. The size of softballs!
I promptly asked him in my best crazy mom voice “Are those from Chiles?!”
To which he searched the box and said “They sure are!”
And I answered with a “Sorry I can’t buy them from ya…I have to grab my kids and get up there!”
I went home and packed 3 kids and a baby in the van and hit the road. The girls managed to keep Lucas very happy all the way there and back. We had a BLAST!
As the school year gets back in swing I had a long talk with Lucas and explained to him that his lovely Summer break, full of daily naps at the same time every day, is soon to be a thing of the past. I explained to him that he is just going to have to get “carseat happy”.
I think he will be happier once he is facing the front.
I am so happy we had this chance to escape the normal…even if for just a few hours. As the kids get older I truly feel like every minute of my day is scheduled during the school year with something.
I have also come to the conclusion that Facebook, at least my personal page and time spent reading on it, will be going “by-by” as the school year starts. Of course I will still be linking to new blogpost on the FB page and adding pictures via Instagram but the everyday time one spends on FB is nothing but a time hole. I am not going to have time for many “time holes” over the next few months. If something big happens in any of my friends lives PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE call/text me so I don’t miss out. Don’t just think that I will know something big has happened in your life because you “posted it on Facebook”.
I WILL be missing it all.
This trip was needed…before the world goes insane over the next few weeks.
I am already feeling very overwhelmed with the sheer amount on my plate for this next year. I am not exaggerating AT ALL when I say “every single minute” has something planned during the course of the week that I have to keep up with.
I am basically working many many jobs…most pay zero cashola so not sure they get classified as “a job” but we mothers know they are. Homeschooling, sales/video for Ross Media, my studio/photography, my college (9 credit hours), Full time WAHM, taxi driver, the farm, selling Thirtyone bags(although this one is really supporting my habit….lol) and all the other normal daily stuff.
My head is spinning.
Not sure there is a single thing I could drop all the way…it just becomes a whole lot of juggling.
Yes, this leaves even ADHD me wanting to cry just a little and scream “Mercy! Universe you win!”
But that isn’t what good mom’s do. Right? (At least not in public…)
We get out of the bed every morning and fall into that bed every night…and in my case we get up during the night as well.
We just “do it”.
Complaining is not allowed…nobody appreciates a complainer.
Plus complaining doesn’t really get a single thing accomplished.
So this…this was my last “Hurrah” with my kiddos.
Before the insanity.
I enjoyed every. single. minute.
Savored it like a fine wine or in our case peach. It was one of those days you just know you will flash back to on your death bed. When everything that was your life flashes before your eyes…I will see these sweet children playing on a mountain side…picking peaches, playing with the baby, eating peach ice cream and just being…
It was a magic kindof afternoon…figured I would really share it with you guys.
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We followed up our day with our families Christian’s Pizza tradition….We LOVE pizza…bunches.
Especially good pizza.
By that point I was just done with carrying a baby and a fancy camera and resorted back to old faithful..the iPhone
Lucas agreed that it is indeed amazing pizza!
He even helped us take some home to daddy and Aunt Jill
So I suppose now I have to get myself ready for “the storm” that is going to be life over the coming months.
Perhaps on those really rough days I will just pull up this video and make myself smile for a few minutes.
Praying for next Summer to come fast.
Until then….I have canned a ton of peach everything.