May 1, 2013

a day in the life - julie

Good afternoon lovelies!  Sorry this is late going up, I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off all morning.  If you missed it yesterday, I'm working on lining up my next set of posters for the 'day in the life' series.  Make sure you check out the post and leave your info!

Today you get a peek at a day in the life of Julie.  Enjoy!


Hello there! I am Julie-- wife to my high school sweetheart for 5 years, and mom to Brayden (3.5) and Kenley (19 months). I write over at Back to the Basics, and you can also find me as a contributor over at Fancy Little Things and In the Moment With. In my spare time (which is very little!) I like to shop, read, and pursue photography. The day I will be sharing with you today was Monday, April 29th.

7am-- I get up, and I hear the little voice of my 3.5 year old. My husband has already gotten him up and got him some cereal (this is rare, I usually get up with the kids) so I take my time getting out of bed then head out to the living room with my computer in tow. I did a photo shoot over the weekend and I wanted to get a jump start on some editing.

8am-- Kenley is still asleep. This is typical for her, she usually wakes around 8:30-9am. I put the computer away, go start a load of laundry, sweep the laundry room floor, get a granola bar for Brayden, make our bed, and tidy up where I can without waking her up. Today I decided to quickly mop the laundry room floor because it was needing it desperately!

9am-- She is still asleep. Brayden wants to put his clothes on and play with his big train set in his room. I make a Vemma protein shake for breakfast and we go play in there.

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10am-- Kenley is finally awake! I get her up, make the kids scrambled eggs for breakfast, clean up the kitchen, and get the kids dressed. My husband is a farmer, and today he is working on equipment at the shed that is just a few blocks away. The kids love to play up there, and it is FINALLY nice out!

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12:30pm-- We walk back home and make some lunch. Corn dogs, fruit, and milk for the kids and leftovers for me. While the kids are eating, I start making my grocery list. Brayden goes to preschool Tuesday and Thursday morning, so Kenley and I go get groceries when he is at school. One kid at the store for the win!

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1:30-- Nap time. Brayden is hit or miss for naps these days, but I do make him rest with a book or a movie on while Kenley naps. During this time, I usually blog/do computer things-- today I have a photo shoot to edit!

3:45-- Kenley is awake. The kids have a quick snack and they want to go back to the shed. We go for our second walk of the day.

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This is definitely rare, only because we haven't had that nice of weather here lately! The kids play with more chalk, more toy tractors, and then my hubby shows up. He needs to run over for a part, so we climb in the truck to go for a ride. Kenley LOVES this.

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6:00pm-- We head back home and get some dinner. Leftovers for the adults, chicken bites, green beans, and yogurt for the kids. Since it has been so NICE out lately, I have barely cooked! Plus, I need to get to the store ASAP, too. I am running out of a LOT of things!

7:00pm-- Kids have a bath and we start to wind down for the night. I pick up toys, start the laundry, clean up the kitchen. Brandon helps get the kids dressed and hair combed, and I put on a movie.

8:00pm-- Bedtime for Kenley. She still gets rocked for a few minutes at night to settle her down, and then I put her down awake. Brayden goes to bed about 10-15 minutes after she does.

After the kids are in bed, Brandon and I head that way, too. Usually we watch TV in bed together or read-- I usually am asleep by 9:30-10pm. I just can NOT stay up past 10 on the week nights! I know-- lame.

Hope you enjoyed this look into my day! :)


Thanks for sharing with us Julie!

1 comment:

Maegan said...

I love Julie & her cute kids!! Fun to see her play by play! :)

Maegan :)