A Day in the Life of VII

I like to do these post every 6 months or so, because they are so fun to look back on and my hope is to encourage someone by showing that I am so not perfect and we are all in this together. This is my first year of working full time as a teacher and being a wife, mamma, friend, and sister,  I am over trying to perfect in it all and my focus is more on being intentional in all areas.

5:30am// Alarm goes off and I so want to stay in bed, but I crawl out of bed and splash some water on my face to wake myself up! Then head to the kitchen, kiss hubby (he’s been up for hours) and put the kettle (well the pot cause I can’t find my kettle, lost it in the move) and boil some water for my french press coffee.

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5:30-6:00am// Try my hardest to spend time in God’s word and read a few devotionals. A lot of times I am so tired I have to just sit and pray. I am not sure when this will get easier. A few of my favorite devotional apps are SheReadsTruth and the IF Gathering. They are free and wonderful! I also love the apps by Paul Tripp and Jesus Calling.

6:00am//Get my green monster ready in the vitamix, but I don’t make it yet because it’s loud and I don’t want to wake RJ quite yet. Or make two eggs, bacon with some avocado.  Set our lunch boxes out and put our bags next to the door.

6:15am// Put on a podcast while I get ready. Put some make up on. I have fallen in love with a few new products and I will save a whole other post. Throw in some dry shampoo, curl my hair and then get dressed. Any awesome podcasts you love????? 

6:45am// Go wake up RJ and get help her get dressed and ready for the day. Some days I just transfer into the car and let her sleep a little longer on our commute. Girl needs like 15 hours of sleep!

6:50am// Blend my smoothie, grab Rj’s breakfast, load up the car and head out! Hubby is great at helping us get out on time, I am blessed he doesn’t head out earlier than we do.

7:00am// Out the door! RJ and I will listen to a bible story app on the way to school or put some jams on. If she’s asleep I listen to another podcast. Or listen to a Vox from a friend, Voxer is the best! I actually have fallen in love with our morning commute. I know, crazy!

7:45am// Arrive at school. Our drive is only 25 minutes, but TRAFFIC makes it longer.

8:00-3:00pm// School Day with Rylee-Joy and kiddos! P.S. These are her school pics, ummmmm when did she get so big! Hubby said I can’t curl hair ever again…oh is he in for some fun as a dad to a beautiful girl.

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3:15pm// Head to the gym. Some days we get out a little later, but I try and leave as soon as we can so we don’t hit any traffic.

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3:45pm// Get to the gym, drop off RJ at they gym childcare, and change. Sometimes I just do a light workout at home. RJ loves to nap after school and this mamma doesn’t wake up a sleeping child if she doesn’t have to!

4:00-4:45pm// Get my workout on! I have been doing a lot of HIIT workouts and free weights. Somedays I am so tired, I will just walk on the “dreadmill”  and listen to the RevWell podcast.

5pm// Get home and start dinner. RJ will run to her play room and play solo till Daddy get’s home. While she plays and dinner cooks I hop in the shower.

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5:45pm// Dad’s HOME!! We all greet him with lots of hugs:) He changes and then plays with RJ until dinner is ready.

6:15pm// Eat dinner as a family as much as we can. I love making recipes with all kinds of yummy ingredients, but let’s be real we eat a lot of the same healthy dinners. Somedays Matt has school or we have an event but most nights we try and eat together. I love FRIDAYS, because we go out for a family date night,  it’s my favorite part of the week! Can’t wait for it get to nice out so we can start going on evening hikes!

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6:45pm// RJ gets screen time and hubby and I catch up about our day.

7:30pm// Matt gives RJ a bath and starts the bedtime routine. I clean up the kitchen and get lunches ready for the next day while watching Parenthood (yep I am re-watching it and it’s just as good) or listening to another podcast. As you can see I am loving podcasts these days.

8pm// RJ is down! But probably not asleep. Hubby most likely doing homework for his MBA program and I will sit down next to him and scroll through Pinterest, Blogs, and or Social Media.  I would like to say that I read a book, but my mind is going all day that I need to zone out for a bit. I am reading Crazy Love right now and loving it!

9:30pm// Brush my teeth, put on some lavender essential oil and grab a book for a bit before I fall asleep. I am trying to be intentional about not having my phone near my at night, I even bought a REAL alarm clock!

10:00pm// LIGHTS OUT!!! I have been really bad about this and it’s more like at 11pm, but I NEED to stop that. 6 hours of sleep just isn’t enough.

This is ever changing and we are tweaking and perfecting our rhythm daily!

Question: What does your night time routine look like? How do you make sure you are getting some down time? 

Also I would love to hear what kinds of posts you would like to see from me? More fitness, lifestyle, faith, family and/or recipes? 



One response to “A Day in the Life of VII”

  1. I love posts like this and general lifestyle posts. I’m also so bad about not getting to bed when I need to be. It’s something I will probably always struggle with.