magazine-cover, blog-styled life? … NOT!

i live in and with chaos. it’s just the nature of our life and our home. with two working parents, a busy-bee 6 year old (YES! he’s 6 now!!! NO! i did NOT give him permission to get THAT old!!!) our home is not a peace-full, tidy, organized space … it is filled with notes, papers, magazines, books, bags, pillows, empty glasses, 1/2-done (or barely-begun, depending on how you look at it) projects, missing remotes, not-yet-put-away groceries … well, you get the picture.

we had an early AM wake-up today. panda had to be in the office earlier than normal, shortstack decided he wanted to eat breakfast at school and mama was up early because a 6-year-old came in at an unholy hour with a clogged-up nose and a need to cuddle and then mama just couldn’t get back to sleep (thanks, creeping migraine!) so, when i finally emerged from our room to start the day, i had to smile when i looked at our kitchen table. it is just a picture-perfect summary of our wonderful chaos!

i’m a bit of a blog and magazine whore … okay, panda would say more than a bit … one of the major reasons that i love browsing through blogs and life magazines is simply that i’m nosy! i LOVE eavesdropping into other people’s lives … i love looking at the smart and innovative ideas of smart women who are moving through their lives with their families in creative and beautiful ways  … i get a kick out of seeing the prettily-styled and set home-scapes that never fail to inspire me to make changes in our home and life but never seems to result in a perfectly-styled home of our own. but the moments of our real life and our family chaos constantly remind me that i wouldn’t want life any other way.

shortstack and i are papaya and apple banana monsters! 
just another treat of living in hawaii!

you see, we live a simple life. partly out of circumstance … but fully aligned with who we are as individuals and as a family. so, the simple snapshots of our life and chaos are such a pleasure for me to share.

quicky breakfast on an early wednesday AM

how can we complain when this cutey-patootie smiles like this for his little ohana (family for you non-hawaii-folk) on a daily basis!?!!
so, nope, we don’t have a magazine-picture life but we do have so many beautiful blessings, there’s no way that i would ever wish for it to change. 
here’s to wishing all of you beautiful chaos today …
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