There is a family at our church whose oldest son is a freshman in high school. They have 5 children and have figured out at least one of them will be in our youth group for the next 15 years. Needless to say, we are getting to know them.
We drove out to their house on Labor Day. While the guys went to play golf, we girls stayed home and made pizzas.
Well, Jen and the kids made pizzas and I took photos because that’s just what I do. Some of you may recognize her from her blog, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. Let me be the first to tell you: she does. Look how happy she is balancing all that bedlam!
This family is living their dream (and maybe mine as well). They live on 10 bajillion acres with their grown siblings and their spouses and between them have 10 bajillion kids. Or 19, but still. Here are some of the older ones taking the younger ones to the field.
They have lots of fields on their land. Fields and trees and kid-made forts. A dream, I tell you. Their family is adorable, their love for one another is contagious and Jen manages to weave her sweet, carefree spirit in and around every aspect of their home. She is a homeschooling mom who has purposed to choose joy even in the midst of chaos. She loves yard sales, coupons and family traditions. If you haven’t met her yet, head on over and check her out.