Thursday, August 2, 2012

I’d Love to Have You Over for a Cuppa Couffee, But First You Need to Know…

I read an article with a similar title, (I added the "cuppa couffee"), by Amy from her personal blog Raising Arrows. I loved it! In the article the author listed 10 things you will want to know about her and her home before you went over. I have made my own list.

What you need to know if you come ova for some couffee:

1. You will be greeted by six children jumping up and down on the front porch. Who, I might add, were waiting for your arrival from the moment they woke up-ohhh, probably since around 6am. They will come running up to your car and greet you with hugs and kisses. When they are through, you will then receive a big hug, kiss and smile from me.

2. I will probably have our morning or day a little planned, and my children will have heard my thoughts. We will sit at the kitchen table or couch, with a cuppa couffee, a sweet treat and have a chance to sit and talk. The children will be allowed to go up, down, or outside. We will have time alone!

3. You will of course be welcomed to stay for lunch. It won't be any extravagant entree. Lunch meals worry me, don't ask me why, but they do. I will most likely make a simple lunch for us and the kids to enjoy. If you are okay with that don't bring a thing.

4. My house will be cleaned for you, but by no means perfect. I try my best to have a perfectly cleaned house, but I do not have robots for children and until they are trained properly, you simply get what you get. So, if you are okay with seeing dust here and there, the soap dispenser possibly empty, toys on the floor, and of course my black hair ending up - in your coffee, well, than you'll feel right at home.

5. You will hear my New York accent in full force! When I am happy and carefree it shines the most and I do expect it to come out just because you are over.

6. There will probably be arguing and bickering among my children, I will have to referee. It's usually a good show to watch! Me trying to hear from God, on the spot-moments notice, on how to hear both sides of the story and make the best decision that will satisfy all involved for the time being and will most likely be dealt with later.

7. My backyard is large, full of toys, swing sets, zip-line etc., but let me tell you no grass. If you are prepared to take your child home covered in dirt-dust or worse, welcome, welcome!

8. I love questions! I am a teacher by trade and by gifting. You can never ask me enough!  I love to share what I have learned along this motherhood trail and if you want to walk along with me I couldn't be happier! Understand too that I love to talk deeply. I want to share with you what the Lord has been doing in my heart and I want to hear what He is doing in yours.

9. Don't ever feel afraid to ask me about my biological family. You won't hear the best or sweetest stories, but you sure will hear alot of victories!

10. My husband walks in around 2:30pm and babies go down for naps around the same time-something is always going on- I try to sit still- I am often moving around. Don't let that bother you. I am a good listener no matter where I am. And when you go to leave we will all stand on the porch waving goodbye shouting, "Goodbye!"  "Thanks for coming!" "We love you!"  "God Bless you!"  "Come again!"

Now, how about that cuppa couffee?


  1. Thank you Amy!!! I would absolutely love it =D

  2. I so want to come over! Enjoying your blog!

  3. I would love to have you and your children come over!