Here I am. No make up, a little sunburned (Irish-ly tan, don't you know), working on the computer. Yes, that's an unwashed rice cooker behind the laptop. And, yes, those are some sad little seedlings waiting to be planted outside (the five-foot dowel rod was inserted by our oldest, out of concern that one of the plants needed a little, um, propping). That's a homeschool map under the counter by my feet. No glamour, just life. Isn't my littlest model cute, though?
I love normalcy. Simplicity. There is a pie crust crimper in one of our toy baskets. Our couches and other furniture are regularly de-frocked of their cushions and throw pillows in order to be utilized as fort materials and gymnastics mats. We wade through cats and small children like we're in a constant low surf. This is real life, no frills...and I love it. ♥