A Day in the Life

by inspiredrd on October 23, 2014

I joined Laura from Hollywood Housewife yesterday to capture a day in the life of our family on Instagram. I’ve never done anything like this before, and while my Instagram followers may have been sick of my hyped up feed by the end of the day, I anticipate looking back on this collection of photos with a smile on my face many years from now.

Our family doesn’t really have a “typical” day since our life is constantly shifting and changing. We can’t plan too far into the future because of Jeff’s job, and while that may drive others crazy, we have learned to be content in whatever circumstances we find ourselves, as long as we’re together.

So here is a day in the life of our not-so-typical family, complete with my Instagram commentary.
A Day in the Life | InspiredRD.com #OneDayHH Last year I would have already driven across town to take Joe to school by 7:05. This morning at 8:05, I found the kids giggling in their bunk bed. Have I mentioned that I love homeschooling?

A Day in the Life | InspiredRD.com #OneDayHH Most of their free time is spent in one of their many “hideouts” where Joe reads Calvin & Hobbs and Leila does whatever Leila does. With bedhead, of course

A Day in the Life | InspiredRD.com #OneDayHH I love starting our mornings like this.

A Day in the Life | InspiredRD.com #OneDayHH Reading lessons are the most painful part of the day, so we do them first.

A Day in the Life | InspiredRD.com #OneDayHH Today for nature study, we are drawing a found object, then using our pocket microscope to draw a close-up view.

A Day in the Life | InspiredRD.com #OneDayHH While the kids have “recess” I am working on a few recipes for a client. In related news, my kitchen is a mess

A Day in the Life | InspiredRD.com #OneDayHH Send help!

A Day in the Life | InspiredRD.com #OneDayHH Confession: The best filtered light in the house is in the bathroom. Or more specifically, the bathtub.

A Day in the Life | InspiredRD.com #OneDayHH I made a huge mess, and this guy is helping me wash the dishes. So thankful.

A Day in the Life | InspiredRD.com #OneDayHH I was going to say this hasn’t been a typical day for us because I only accept one or two freelance jobs per month, but then I realized we don’t really do “typical” around here. And I love that.

A Day in the Life | InspiredRD.com #OneDayHH As much as I love busy work days, they kick my butt something fierce. I’m taking a breather before dinner while Jeff takes Leila to ballet and Joe watches cartoons.

A Day in the Life | InspiredRD.com #OneDayHH Finishing the day watching our Royals in the World Series. My parents are here, and we are grilling steaks and eating all the things I cooked and photographed earlier.

A Day in the Life | InspiredRD.com #OneDayHH He’s cute because you can’t smell him.

A Day in the Life | InspiredRD.com #OneDayHH We made it through another day. (Not pictured: Leila slamming her fingers in the door, yelling, vacuuming, sighing…)


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