By: Jennifer Murray

Just An Ordinary Day…

Yet it was FILLED with all sorts of highlights…

1.  Hearing Isaac attempting to belt out the "Freeeeeeeee" chorus in Free Falling while it played on the radio.

2.  Meeting my friend, Emily, at the park for some social time and giving her a small taste of the hoopla that comes with taking quads out in public, where we were both mistaken as the "quad nannies".

3.  Watching the boys pretend together.  How cool is that? 

4.  Meeting Brad for a quick lunch at Chipotle.  It’s the best "Feed a Family of Six for Under 11 Dollars Meal" out there!

5.  Hearing Clark profess his true love for tractors as he watched them out the van window.  "Buh-bye Tractor. I Wuv You!"

6.  Emailing with my mom.  She’s on her way to being Mrs. Technology 2009! 

7.  Laughing at  the boys attempt to do step aerobics with an unopened package of diapers.

8.  Eating a slice of delicious Apple Pie topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream with my sweetie. There’s 3/4s of a pie left. Who’s gonna help us finish it off?  It’s your patriotic duty, after all! 

9.  Finishing 3 loads of laundry, with about 6 left.  Okay, so that’s not a highlight, but I’m celebrating the minor accomplishment, nonetheless! 

10.  And did I fail to mention that the boys ingested their first juice box tonight?  They were thrilled to say the least.

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It’s the little things that make an ordinary days seem not so….ordinary.

9 Responses to “Just An Ordinary Day…”

  1. Following HIM
    June 30, 2009 at 10:42 pm #

    WoW…I wish I had heard the song with Issac singing…too cute! WoW…$11 for a family of 6…awesome! First juice boxes: looks like the boys are enjoying them 🙂
    ~Elyse

  2. Jen Wilson
    June 30, 2009 at 10:52 pm #

    Sounds like a pretty EXTRAordinary day 🙂

  3. Tim and Michelle
    July 1, 2009 at 12:09 am #

    Just thought I'd comment since I really enjoy reading your blog (and will often read it before some of the others I follow :).

    We are missionaries in Mexico, and I really appreciate your realness in sharing your life! Thanks for using your blog as a way to encourage others!

    …and the funny thing is that one of our fellow missionaries here also follows your blog b/c I believe they know your family!

  4. a portland granny
    July 1, 2009 at 1:42 am #

    Soooo cute!! Have they figured out not to squeeze the boxes??

    Liked your line, "I'm celebrating the minor accomplishments" Makes me think of the verse…"in everything give thanks". Something I am working on celebrating the day and being thankful for it.

  5. Barbara Manatee
    July 1, 2009 at 7:47 am #

    Jacob loves all his trucks and tractors and if he sees a favorite on the road (say a Trash Truck or a "Big Brown Truck" (aka UPS)…he will DEMAND that I go "see it again!" Like we're just going to follow garbage and UPS trucks around all day! haha!!

    A friend of mine has a Wii and she lets her kids use the bathroom scale as their board 🙂

    yummm…need to make us some apple pie!!

  6. The McNulty Family
    July 1, 2009 at 10:31 am #

    Aww Jen Jen! I'm so behind on blogs but I'm LOVING all these adorable posts and pics I've missed. Those 4 boys melt me!

    I love you mama!
    XOXO
    Gen

  7. KK @ Running Through Life
    July 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    The little things are the BEST!!

  8. Anonymous
    July 2, 2009 at 12:46 pm #

    HOW SWEET about Clark's profession of his love of tractors!! Thats SO CUTE "Buh bye tractor. I wuv you"!! AWWWW!!! Those juice boxes look yum yum!! I still drink those 😛 Just love to read your posts, they make me smile everytime! -Sioby 🙂

  9. Emily
    July 2, 2009 at 5:45 pm #

    I would gladly take the title 'Quad Nanny' anytime. I think you could convince me not to teach with an offer like that! 🙂

    Thanks for meeting us! Your friendship is such a blessing! 🙂

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