Tuesday, April 19, 2016

10 on Tuesday - A Day in the Life of Us

A "day in the life" post has been on my to do list forever.  The main reason I blog is to document life.  What better way to document life?!  The day I documented was a Monday.  My Monday-Thursday pretty much follow the same routine.    

1.  I woke up at 5:11 and changed the alarm clock to go off at 6:00 instead.  It was a rough night with Hallie coughing throughout the night.  Plus, I just washed my hair yesterday which means I can skip my wash this morning and sleep in a little longer.

I always check the weather before picking out mine and the kids clothes for the day.  I really wish I would pick them out the night before, but by the time I finally slow down and sit done, I am D.O.N.E.

2.  Around 6:30 I start waking up the kids.  Bryson is super easy to wake up.

Hallie is a different story.  Notice how it's darker in her room.  I only turn on the closet light and not the room light.  She gets super cranky if I turn the room light on.  It's a long process to get her up.

3.  Around 7:15, Hallie and I leave for school.  We give bubba hugs and kisses before heading out the door.

4.  Hallie gets dropped off a school around 7:40, and I arrive at work around 7:45.  It's so convenient that I work so close to the school.  Once at work, I drop my 4 bags.  The 4 bags I always carry to work are my purse, gym bag, food bag, and tote with my planner and other work/school papers.  

5.  After getting settled, I eat breakfast.  Breakfast is always either oatmeal or a protein bar.

I usually need a snack between 10:00-11:00.  Snack almost always consists of a hard boiled egg provided by our lovely chickens in the backyard.

6.  Lunch time is my gym time.  Monday and Wednesday I teach a cycling class.  On Tuesday and Thursday I attend a bootcamp class.  From time to time, I will also teach the bootcamp if a sub is needed.

7.  Today, I got a text from hubby around 4:30.  Hubby gets off work before I do and takes Hallie to dance.  He's the best dance dad.  He sent me a picture of Hallie trying on her recital costume.

8.  I got off work at 5:30.  Unfortunately the trip home included a stop by Wal-Mart for a few needed things.

9.  By the time I got home, everyone had already ate dinner.  This happens very frequently.  Hubby goes to work very early and that means he eats breakfast and lunch earlier.  He is starving by the time I get home around 6:00.  I'm okay with that though.  It's nice to come home and not have to worry about cooking.  In the evenings, we either spend time together as a family or tag team with the kids.  Tonight was a tag team night.  I played with the kids while hubby took care of the chickens.  We played UNO.  Once he finished, he painted Hallie's nails while I did some laundry.

10.  The kids start taking baths between 8:00-8:30.  Confession time.  Hallie didn't get a bath because her nails needed to dry.  It was rainy, so she didn't get all nasty and sweaty from playing outside, so it's okay to skip a bath, right? I finally sat down around 9:30 and watched a little TV while playing around on the computer. I head to bed around 10:30.  I read a devotion from the First 5 app and then finally went to sleep around 11:00.  It's off to dream land for a little bit before getting up and repeating all over again.  

Linking up with Andrea for Show and Tell Tuesday, Karli for 10 on Tuesday, and Whitney for Tuesday Talk.  


  1. Looks like a very busy day! I wish I had time to go to the gym during lunch...I used to be able to, but not any more, darn. Looks like a very productive day. So when do you eat dinner?

  2. Love day in the life posts! It's always fun to see a little sneak peek into how families live their lives. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Sounds like you and your Hubby make a great team! I completely understand about being "D.O.N.E" at the end of a day.....been there many times! ;)

  4. What a cute costume! My mom owns a dance studio.. the day we got to try on costumes was always my favorite =)

  5. I love these posts! I totally run the "when's the last time I washed my hair" question through my head every time my alarm goes off, too!

  6. You are a busy momma! Love that your hubby is so helpful....sounds like y'all make a super team. This reminds me I need to get back to my first 5 app. Have a super week!