Welcome to Our Simple Chaos, a place to share life experiences, motivate, vent, give tips and advice, talk about our day, or even share a recipe or two. I am excited to have someone to share my thoughts with that I would generally keep to myself, give hope to those that may be dealing with a similar situation, and have a place to laugh about all of the chaos going on in life.
Who am I? I am a Christian, a wife to my high school sweetheart, a stay-at-home mommy to two boys (Trainer and Jase), and a small business owner that I run out of my home. We just recently made the decision that I’d leave my job to be at home with our boys and I couldn’t be more excited! I’ve realized that time goes by way too quickly and I won’t ever have these moments again. Time is better spent building forts in the living room, catching lightening bugs (I’m from the south), making up bedtime stories, and making memories that we can cherish forever.
I am ecstatic to get to fill you in on what goes on in our simple, yet sometimes chaotic, life. Having two small boys, life around here is never boring. Trainer, our almost 4 year old, keeps us on our toes and entertained from daylight to dark. He is ALL boy and big bundle of energy that seems to keep building throughout the day. Jase, our 7 month old, keeps me busy in other ways. Jase made his entrance into this world very unexpectedly on June 25, 2016 at only 24 weeks and 5 days gestation. He weighed only 1 pound 11 ounces and was 12″ long. (This story is for another day!) Our world was flipped upside down and we would be spending the next 4 months praying harder than ever, learning new medical terminology, becoming nervous every time the phone would ring, driving 45 minutes one way to be with our newborn preemie, but filled with guilt for leaving our toddler. We learned that life can change in an instant and that we aren’t always prepared for what is in store.
Life isn’t always easy, and it’s not always fun or fair. In my opinion, it’s nice knowing about others’ similar life occurrences and knowing that someone else can relate. Whether it be something that you’re embarrassed about or something that has filled you fear, there’s someone, somewhere that’s lived it. Here, we can laugh together, cry together, or strategize together to get through this crazy thing called “life”!