I have been following @TheJavaMama on twitter and reading her blog since I met her in September at a launch party for Dr.Smith's Diaper Cream. She's a pretty neat lady and one of the hosts of this link up!
On Saturday morning, I usually: Sleep in a bit while my husband wakes up with the babies. He makes breakfast on Saturdays - usually pancakes. Although I'm really craving French Toast so I might need to put in my special request for this weekend. I'm really spoiled! I *try* to have the house in decent order and laundry in okay shape so that we can spend Saturday together as a family rather than needing to clean. Sometimes together as a family means errands though - because doing errands with two babies in tow is NOT easy.
I feel beautiful when: My husband notices the time I put in. Which isn't most days. I am a horrible mom cliché and spend a lot of days in my yoga pants. And I don't do yoga.
I wake up every morning: And take a bit of time for myself to read the Bible, catch up on blogs, and occasionally even read a fiction book. I have great intentions of getting out of bed and doing all of this in the sunroom with a cup of tea, but most mornings I curl up in bed for my morning pre-baby wake-up routine.
A Happy Home is: filled with laughter and messes and truth and love. We have dishes in the sink. We need to buy more laundry baskets because all of the ones I own are filled with clean folded clothes and I can't find one to use to pull things out of the dryer. We have dog fur tumbleweeds that pile up (no matter how many times a day I vacuum). But our house is filled with laughter and love and the acceptance that none of us are perfect but our intentions are always good.
When I have down time, I: forget! It has been so long since I've had downtime! I guess my downtime is my mornings when I take my time with God. And then the evenings after the boys go to bed when I completely pass out in front of the television.