I dream of one day having a clean house; complete with sparkling windows, neatly organized linens, and closets with all of our clothing organized by size, season and color.
I dream of one day being completely caught up on all my pictures; complete with scrapbooks made and albums shelved in order from then to now.
I dream of one day completely sticking to our budget; complete with eating every single meal at home and never stopping for ice cream, even if they are buy one get one free at Sonic.
I dream of one day cooking an entire meal from scratch; complete with homemade crust on my chicken pot pie and freshly peeled peaches in my cobbler.
I dream of all of the laundry being done and put away; complete with last season's and next season's stored properly in their places.
I dream of my children coming home everyday to warm cookies and milk; complete with icing and sprinkles and swirls of chocolate.
I dream of being the perfect Christian; complete with never judging people, absolute forgiveness, and constant praise.
I dream of a bubble bath; complete with jets, and candles, and music.
I dream of a perfectly manicured lawn; complete with beautiful potted flowering plants on our front porch and perfectly edged sidewalks.
I dream on having a great blog; complete with daily updates, a custom layout, and ways of witty writing.
I dream of an immaculately decorated home; complete with original paintings, lovely flower arrangements and beautiful hardwood floors.
I dream of getting ready to go somewhere; complete with a long relaxing shower, time to straighten and curl my hair, time to put on my make-up and decide what to wear.
I dream of a night alone with my husband.
I dream of a family vacation where everyone gets to do everything they've ever dreamed of; complete with dolphin swimming, shopping 'til you drop, or simply sleeping in every day.
I dream of being the perfect wife; complete with constant encouragement, laying out his clothes, and even an occasional footrub and pat on the back.
I dream of being organized; complete with things sorted in color coordinated tupperware boxes, shoes paired side by side, and yes... even labels.
I dream of always knowing just what to say; complete with answers to questions like Why do people have to die? How did that baby get in your tummy? or Why does God let people be homeless?
I dream of lemonade; complete with freshly squeezed lemons, ice and a fancy-schmancy glass.
I dream of a beautifully set dinner table for my made from scratch meal; complete with silverware in the correct places (knife and spoon on the right, fork on the left), matching placemats, and cloth napkins.
I do have some really nice dreams, don't I? But with Raleigh around, I don't get much sleep - so, most of these dreams aren't fulfilled.... yet. (yeah, right - like they ever will be!) --- BUT, we did make cookies from scratch today and played a few games on the wii. Our life is definitely crazy, but when I take a step back and look at the family that we've made and the life we live - reality is WAY better than my dreams could ever be.
...and for those of you who need it, here's your baby fix:
Happy Monday, Everybody!