Get To Know Me Day 4- A Day in my life

My usually starts around 6:15-6:30am. The past few days have started way earlier(which has its perks… Extra coffee and more time to get things done around the house)

Once Im up its time to wake kids and get them up and moving for school. This task in itself usually requires mom to be on at least my 2nd cup of coffee. My 12 year old usually gets ready without a problem well unless you count the 25 mins in bathroom which I swear 23 mins consists of him playing with his hair to get it just “right”.

Then there’s my 6 year old. He gets up with tons of energy and always is ready to school but come time to get dressed and that all goes out the window lol. He loves to get half dressed then stand there and talk maybe put one sock on and run around the house. Its quite funny but oyyyyy nothing like rushing out the door because in his words ” Im good mom I can get dressed later”.

👆that right there my friends is parenting to a T 😂
Once kids are off to school. I normally have another cup of coffee then start my day. I started planning meals so last week has been pretty easy. If it requires crock pot I start dinner around 9am (who doesnt love the smell of dinnee cooking all day)

Laundry,dishes, housework and then errands.

Somedays during the day I try and have Mom time, go see my parents, hang out with a friend etc. The last 2 times ive gotten a call from school with a sick kid….. So i tell my mom this and shes like well apparently you are only allowed to be a mom today(ha!!!  I love her sense of humor)

Afterschool is homework time for 12yr old and little man goes to an afterschool program 4 days a week so that helps him and also helps mom because let me tell ya 7th grade homework is brutal. I dont recall it ever being so complicated when I was in 7th grade, although that was like 20yrs ago.

Then Supper, kids wind down time and bathtime.

Bedtime usually 8-830 for them on school nights, then I try to get a tv show or two in but the past few nights ive went to bed at same time as they do. And I wonder why Ive been waking up at 430am lol. But being up early also gives me more time to blog, and time to write down ideas for later blog ideas as well
Happy Tuesday Everyone have a wonderful Day!!!

~Carrie❤

Valentine’s Day 2017

What is Valentine’s Day??? A day of love and caring(my 6 year olds version of what Valentine’s Day is!!) For me showing love and caring for others is a year round deal not just one special day. 

I still celebrate Valentine’s Day, especially for my boys. Valentine’s treats, a heart shaped pizza and of course extra cuddles and I love you’s. 

Today was an amazing day though, I received a special gift and I’m not even going to say I didnt get teary eyed. A friend messaged me and asked if I was home, they brought me the sweetest gifts and card. Totally made my day. 

I was absolutely suprised but seriously how beautiful are these flowers!!!! 💕🌷😘 And Wine eeeek I cant wait to try this!!! 

This is the neatest flower I have ever seen. 

I am beyond blessed with an amazing family and friends. 

I hope you all had an amazing Valentine’s Day!! I will end my post with a quote that warms my heart, and is so true. 

💕Happy Valentine’s Day!!!💕

Get To Know Me Day 2- My Favorite Quote

My absolute favorite quote actually comes from a song, “Let Them Be Little” by Billy Dean. If you are wondering who on earth is Billy Dean hes a country singer(who I was lucky enough to see in concert with Reba McEntire and Linda Davis when I was 14, 20ish years ago…. definitly showing my age with this post 😉 

I always liked this song but when my middle son graduated Kindergarten they played a video with pictures from the year as well as this song. I bawled like a baby(wish I could say it was all the pregnancy hormones) but I am pretty sure that it was a combination of my boy was no longer itty bitty and hormones lol! 

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Let Them Be Little, such a short quote, yet it hits  you right in the gut. No matter how hard we try  to keep them little, and wish they’d stop growing they never seem to. 

From a cuddly newborn, to a walking toddler, pre-k,kindergarten they all seem to fly before and before you know it you have teenagers standing before you. Each day is truly a blessing, even the toughest days eventually seem to disappear. Be grateful for the messes,spills, up all night with a sick kid, and even the meltdowns because one day your house will be quiet and most likely clean. 

 

Im linking the lyrics to this song below, take a few mins of your day to check it out. 

~Carrie ♥

 

Let Them Be Little Lyrics

 

 

Get to Know Me in 30 Days~ Day 1 

Good Evening!! 🌝

For todays Get to Know Me, I wanted to introduce myself and share a little about me. 

I’ m Carrie, mom to 3 amazing boys and we live in Southern Wisconsin.I grew up in Northern Illinois about 20 miles from where I currently live. When I created my blog name I could only think of one major aspect in my life being a Firefighter’s family, theres some days its insane pager going off, sirens and well the shiny side the lights. So after tossing around the different ideas I decided on Lights and Sirens Kind of Life. Its definitely challenging some days but I wouldnt change it for the world.

I enjoy painting and DIY projects as well as playing cards. My favorite project has to be pallets there is so much you can do it amazes me. 

Coffee is a MUST every morning, I’m praying someday they will invent a coffee pot that dispenses coffee to you in bed(a girl can dream right ☕)

 

I have a large family on both sides and I love it. Lots of aunts and uncles, cousins, nephews and a niece. Plus the nieces and nephews of friends kids. 

Family means the world to me, and I cherish every single moment with them. 

Stay tuned for more about me in the next 30 days. 

❤Carrie