Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Perfect Housewife.




Lydia and I were about to start baking and Shane grabbed the camera. Later on I looked at the photos and laughed. There she is. The perfect housewife. Making muffins with her daughter to share with the rest of her family and neighborhood. You would never know that just hours before, she threw a dust pan at the wall in total exasperation at the baby who would not go down for his nap. Or that she had to actually toss the Easter candy in the garbage disposal to keep from drowning her frustration in chocolate. Nope. For all you know, she is the perfect mommy and wife.

And I am. Exactly 27% of the time.


And in other news:

Other perfect housewives: I made the yummiest meatloaf on Sunday. I added a variety of bell peppers for a little added flavor. Found the recipe over at one of my favorite cooking blogs, The Sister's Cafe. Check them out and tell them I sent you. :)



23 comments:

Sarah loves it all said...

Natalie, I love this post. I love realness. I love to know I'm not the only one out there who does crazy things. It's SO hard when they won't nap. Naptime is sanity time for me. These pictures are so sweet- I bet you will cherish them forever.

P.S. I'm having the worst Easter candy hangover.

P.P.S. My very first blog post was about making a diaper cake! I think I posted a link with instructions.

http://sarandtrav.blogspot.com/2008/02/shower-for-shay.html

joyq said...

I don't know how to thank you enough for being so honest- this just made my day! And made me feel like a normal human:)

Melissa at Perry Jayne said...

Nice to find a blog post that I can REALLY relate to. :)
After eating about 1/2 my kids Easter candy... all but a few pieces went in the trash. I let the kids SEE that they ate the LAST pieces and now it is Gone!!! Easter candy is so bad for me.
And I won't even go into my own napping frustrations...all I can say is Mommy NEEDS for her children to have a nap or quiet time in their room or Mommy WILL lose her cool.

S Club Mama said...

you do look perfect! And I have done the throwing things out of frustration, too. :) Those are great great pictures though. :)

You've lost more weight, huh?

Natalie Jane said...

Lost more weight? Um, no. Did you read the part about the Easter candy?

But that is nice of you to say :)

Heileson Family said...

You are way too beautiful. Okay I am sorry but those pictures are too perfect. If I was to get pictures like that I would of had to have completely posed them in a studio. Very cute.

A Baby Peach said...

Thank God I'm not the only one. I can sooo relate!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ I love your aprons!!!

Love Being a Nonny said...

What a great, REAL post! I love it! I use to always feel like I should put a note in my Christmas card saying "Before we took this picture we had to ground each child and threaten to take away food for a week."

Love the apron!

Lauren said...

i love the apron and you totally look like the perfect lil housewife!!

i have made a bunch of diaper cakes and they are simple and fun to make! i watched a few videos on youtube, read a few blogs and took the best advice and made my own - along with my own tutorial at the link below. you can get super creative and cant mess up!

http://laurentrain.blogspot.com/2009/04/diaper-creations.html

Sabrina Mallah said...

This post literally made me laugh out loud! And I was actually going to comment on how much I love your hair! Growing out your roots is So In right now :)

Modern Crush said...

Absolutely adorable!! Sigh... you are so pretty<3

Natalie Jane said...

Wow. A "you've lost weight" , a you're pretty and and a "you're roots are stylish". This must be the best day of comments EVER! Is someone going to tell me that spit-up on clothes is glamorous?

Jenny.Lee said...

I really love this post! Your honesty is so refreshing.

House Queen said...

I recently tried adding kraut to my meatloaf and it is oh so yummy! It gives it just the right amount of zing! Try it before you say "YUCK!" Really...it is so good!!! Let me know!!! :-)

Kathleen said...

You ARE the perfect housewife because you're so real! Love these photos of you and Lydia. Those aprons are darling.

Christina said...

Natalie, I love reading your blog. I think that you may of made this award! So I am giving it back to you!

Mamafabulous.blogspot.com

Christina said...

Ro wanted to eat breakfast so that interrupted my blogging! I posted your award now, let me know if it is the one you made!

beth said...

That is why we will love our snap shots twenty years from now when our children are going to college and we are alone in the house. We can look at the pictures and say, "Things weren't too bad." Hahaha. I'm so glad I am laughing about it right now.

P.S. Very cute aprons!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a GREAT post and a beautiful picture....so glad that I stopped in tonight... Stop by for a visit...just leave a comment on any of the last few posts on either blog and you are eligible for the GRAND PRIZE $100 GIFT BASKET! I am going to draw Friday night.....

Cristin said...

What a fun post and apron!

You also won my book giveaway. Pls drop me a note.

xo,
cristin
http://www.simplifiedbee.blogspot.com/

Melanie Anne said...

What a gorgeous housewife!! And those aprons are darling! At least you look perfect:) Good to know I am not the only one who has those moments! Thanks for the link to our blog! I am glad your meatloaf turned out so good!

Evelyn Perkins said...

After seeing those pics I was so glad to hear you admit you threw a dust pan. Whew! Hears to Real Moms! :)

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