Wednesday before 6 p.m

I normally wake up before 6 a.m before the kids awake up (without an alarm.) I need a slow and quiet start to the morning since loud noises and bright lights get me off to a bad start.  These flowers are from my friend Airi who I haven't seen in 4 years.  Last week, this shelf was adorned by roses from my good husband. 

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In the morning, I watch the news and enjoy some coffee.  I check Instagram, Facebook, and read either my Bible or an other Christian book.  Often, I plan Sunday school lessons at this time or my mother's group that I lead.  

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A coffee cup my kids bought me from the Norman Rockwell Museum.  His paintings are my favorite!  

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Reading Amy Carmichael's "Learning of God."  

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Since my kids were old enough to watch Baby Einstein or Praise Baby, I would have them watch a cartoon to ensure my quiet morning and start to my day.  The tradition continues 12 years later! Kaythony is watching Paw Patrol.  

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Justus's lovies  

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Time to unload the dishwasher while I cook an easy breakfast.   

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That morning, I left love notes in my kids' bedrooms.  Here Lilly is Lilly reading hers.   

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Rachel often can't put her book down.  Normally at breakfast time, I teach the kids some type of Bible lesson.  

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Coffee anyone?  

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I sweep down the stairs (which I have no idea how soooo many dust bunnies accumulate on in one day) since I always vacuum the whole house right after breakfast while the kids start their chores and/ or take showers. 

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Making the bed  

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Brushing their teeth

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Showers every other day for the little ones  

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Cassia feeds our beloved Guinea pig  

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Girls practice piano  

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Walk up the stairs to start morning work  

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Time for my shower and getting ready

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Not dressing nicely because I wanted to spray off my filthy windows  

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Brush the girl's hair  

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Put some laundry away  

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Lunch time at 11:30

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More jet fuel

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Kids twenty minute break time after lunch  

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This rubix cube seemed to follow us all day long! 

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Back to school until 2 today.  On Wednesdays we finish early since most days, we are done at 3 and have afterschool activities.   

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I sneak in some food shopping planning while I teach the little kids.   

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Can't pass up an ice coffee for a nice, sunny day!  

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Our sixth kid, the rubix cube!  

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Ice cream at Smolak Farms in North Andover! One of our favorites!  

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No ice cream for Kaythony! Punished again!  

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Off to a nearby playground.  Dry air=staticky hair  

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Dinner savior Harrow Pie; when I don't have time or the motivation to cook.  Tonight, I am attending a cooking class at my good friend Fionams indoor playground Lochness Playcenter in Chelmsford.  

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Daddy's home! Time to pray... 

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