There's been a lot of cooking going on around here tonight. Prepping for my famous stuffing. Cutting up fresh bread, chopping onions and celery. I had a little helper. She kept stealing my bread.
My mom bought me this apron a few years ago. I love it. It makes me feel. ... domesticated. It seems like yesterday that I would be getting ready to go out tonight for the biggest party night if the year. Instead, I'm wearing an apron, brining my Turkey, singing in the kitchen along with Luke Bryan radio on Pandora, and sipping on a glass of Pinot Grigio.
My boys fight. A lot. I don't know how much of it is "normal". They are boys, who by nature are competitive. I get this. To some extent. And there are often times when they play very well together. Lately, though, it's been very strained at home. I know I am partly to blame. We are so busy these days. Too busy. Tempers are short, people are tired (exhausted on some days). The weather is changing and it is getting dark earlier, which means more time stuck inside. Both boys have a lot of energy, but my youngest (Cameron is 6) has even more energy and needs to have a release or he becomes very obnoxious and annoying and difficult to be around. They are loud and messy. Sometimes careless. They are both very loving big brothers.
So, after consideration of all these factors, I know I have to do something to remedy this situation. For starters, I need to learn to manage my anger better. I am a yeller. Always have been. I yell at the kids. I yell at my husband. Yes, I know this is a problem and it is time I work on it. I do a lot, too much. And it wears me out. From the minute I walk in the door at night, I start picking up, cooking. We have homework, dinner, chores, and bath time. Then all I want to do is sit down and play on my phone or watch my t.v. show. Relax. Some of my friends say they are very strict about bedtime, that they put their kids to bed by 8:00 so they can have "me" time and unwind. I have thought about doing this but because we do get home pretty late sometimes, it seems
almost cruel to send my kids straight to bed. They need wind down time, too.
One of my favorites for the holidays. Corn casserole. It's like a thick and creamy cornbread/corn pudding. The kids even like it. Getting really excited about Thanksgiving. You can find this recipe here.
Found this idea on pinterest, of course. Made them for my table this Thursday. Yes, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. This was super easy and inexpensive. I got the hurricane vases from AC Moore with a coupon.
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Working with the lighting indoors, which is my not strong point. The den has the best light, but only during the morning. So here we are in our jammies still, playing with our babies. And I caught this little gem totally accidentally. But perfect white balance if I say so myself.
"You save me from myself...
It's no one else in the world
You will always be my girl."
-Griffin House, Better Than Love
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, wine, video games, and bath time. I started this blog because I am passionate about photography and journaling, and because I wanted a place to write it all down, to rememeber little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.