Welcome to our perfectly chaotic life.
Our house is typically a disaster contrary to the picture perfect photos we take. We eat out way too much (our New Year’s Resolution is to remedy that). Most weeknights we dress our children in the clothes that they will wear the next day. I survive on coffee-I have no idea how Kyle functions without the glorious caffeinated beverage. But in the midst of all of that our home is constantly filled with Scarlett’s giggle as she is being chased by big brother, the theme song for Teenage Mutant Ninja turtle is on repeat-thanks to Declan’s fondness for Alexa, and so much love that sometimes I find my cheeks aching from the smiles.
We run on the most perfectly balanced amount of chaos. Sometimes it feels like we are in the eye of a storm, but most of the time I find myself in awe of what God has gifted us and allowed us to create.
You see we never intended to start this crazy adventure. Southern Grit evolved from a simple 5th anniversary gift. For those out there who don’t know, year five is the gift of wood. Kyle working in architecture has always had an eye for design and definitely the best hubby ever-he decided to make my gift. A simple gift created so much more. As he made a few items for our home, we shared his new hobby and the orders started.
God definitely tossed a surprise into our life. So, here we are a young family (well the kids are young, we are well…aging gracefully), with two full time jobs, and now a thriving business. This was not our plan, this was his plan. We’ve questioned our sanity, questioned our schedule, and it’s worth. Doors have continued to open, orders, and opportunities for commissioned designs are in abundance.
We are blessed and oh so thankful everyday that we are able to provide designs for your wedding, birth of new little one, pieces of remembrance, or pieces that just make you happy. We are thankful that we were chosen to walk this crazy path.
So, this is us. We have no idea what the future holds, but we do know that we will go where he leads and enjoy every moment of our perfect chaos.
S & K