We use to get together with families ALL the time when we just had our first born, Kaleb. Our social life pretty much stayed the same when we had our 2nd child, Alison. Then we got a little crazy and kept having more and more kids. Sadly, the invitations to our friends homes became less and less. We know our friends love us, but it’s a lot to take on inviting a big family into their home. We never let is upset us, but it did make our hearts a little sad!
We love our friends and we LOVE getting together with other families. But let’s be honest, we completely understand how overwhelming and scary 6 kids can be! We just want you to know we really, REALLY miss those amazing times together. We do not expect our friends or anyone to have to take on bringing in a herd of tiny humans. WE chose to have a huge family, not anyone else, therefore we respect others having reservations to wanting to invite ALL of us over. I mean hello, it can most definitely be a tad stressful! 😉 We have amazing and well-behaved children, yet there are are SIX of them. Plus, they are kids and will act as such. We never know what they may say or do a minute from now!
We know it is easier to just invite families over to our home now, but we do enjoy getting out of our 4 walls sometimes too! Trust us when we say, it can be loud, chaotic, crazy, and messy having our family over. I promise it can also be amazing, joyful, fun and filled with more laughter than you could ever imagine!
Thank you to the super brave and sweet families who still invite us over. We appreciate you more than words could ever express. We absolutely LOVE your invitations. Thank you for being willing to endure the stress and craziness. We know it’s a sacrifice and not easy. Thank you for being WILLING to love us, encourage us and pour into us. We always leave with full hearts and big smiles!!:)