I was nervous about this day last night, as it was our first day back to real life after an extended holiday break feeling. I was up at 5 with the baby but for once wasn't all bent out of shape about it as I was planning on getting up at 6 anyway.
I was able to pray, do the daily readings, and eat breakfast before the big boys woke up. The boys were really good all day, except the baby trying to get into the pool at the big boys' swimming lessons.
We got both pantries cleaned, which is no small feat with 3 little boys, and Ben got home an hour and a half earlier than we expected. All big wins in my book!
I'm probably most grateful for our attached garage today. Anyone who has kids in car seats knows what a hassle it is the winter when kids need to be bundled up and leaving the house expends the same amount of energy as running a marathon. Temps have barely touched 0 for the last several days, so having the garage there for half of the buckling and unbuckling is a major blessing, especially with a one-year-old who only keeps his mittens on for 7 seconds.