Thursday, March 27, 2014

Married Life: A Week in Our Lives

Married Life: Our Schedules

After we got married and returned from Jamaica, I only had six more days of work before summer break. After all of the craziness of wedding planning, it was NICE to have the summer off, not have to work or plan anything! We had 3 day weekends every weekend, as Matt has Mondays off....I mean, it really doesn't get better than that! During the summer, we continued playing volleyball, so on Tuesdays we were at Open Gym and Thursdays we were playing our games.

Fast forward to the school year starting back. Our schedules became more filled with activities and we're constantly on the go. On an average week, I work Monday through Friday, Matt works Tuesday through Friday. He gets home at varying times, depending on the day, and I typically get home between 4:45 and 5:00. On Mondays, he gets so much done around the house, or handles "fun" things, like paying bills, etc. Monday nights, I have bell choir practice. Tuesday nights, we have volleyball games. Wednesday nights, we usually have nothing. Thursday nights, we run Open Gym (every other Thursday). Friday nights we're typically dead tired, and if we go out, it's rare. haha.  Of the past 4 Fridays, we have ventured out 2 of those nights, but I promise you we were dead tired when we got home (at only 8:00 or so...).

We get a lot of comments about why we go to bed so early--we go to bed between 8:00 and 9:00 every night, including most weekend nights, too. Why? Because Matt gets up between 4:00 and 4:30 for work every morning. I know I don't have to get up that early, but once I hear his alarm and everything, it's hard for me to go back into a good sleep for another hour and a half until my alarm goes off.

Finally, it's the weekend. Weekends are sometimes filled with birthday parties, dinners, baby/bridal showers....the list goes on! With the size of our families, and the age most of our friends are at, it's not unusual to get these types of invites!  When they're not filled with all these events, they're spent doing stuff around the house...inside or outside, now. We have several "projects" in the works or being brainstormed, and we can't wait to get them all done! Of course, on Sundays, we go to church, and some times have to stay after, depending on the week. We've become more and more involved at church, taking on more responsibilities.

On top of all of this craziness, add on the training we always try to fit in (running, weight lifting, etc.--more on that in a later post coming up), the nights when we have NOTHING to do are much enjoyed! Sure, I'm known for sitting in the house while we're watching TV and saying "I'm bored," but only because I feel like I need to be doing something, because that's what I'm so used to! We didn't plan to have such busy lives, but that's what fell into our laps, so we've gone with it thus far.

So, maybe you could care less about what we do with our time every day, haha (similar to how you could probably care less about the headaches I talked about in my last post!). But I use my blog to document everything, and I'll continue to do so :)  To end this post, here's a picture of one of "Matt's birds" that he took in our backyard. Even though I hate birds, we do have a lot of pretty colored birds. But you can bet your bottom dollar I won't near them!!


Nina Diane said...

that's my blog too.....I dcoument my life. No matter that it may be boring...haha!! what kind of bird is that? I am obsessed with feeding the birds and "my" cardinals are my favorite. I've never seen one like that though.

Tracy Pendleton said...

afraid of birds?!?? What, are you Sheldon Cooper now?