Showing posts with label document your life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label document your life. Show all posts

Apr 24, 2017

WEEK IN THE LIFE 2017 | Thursday's Photos & Words

morning coffee8:24 AM // Today I'm enjoying three cups of coffee before the kids wake up. I'm working on editing photos and blogging work during my quiet time this morning. 

letting the kids sleep in9:10 AM// Today I'm enjoying just letting them sleep until they wake up. I'm enjoying the look of sweet innocence that will quickly fade when she wakes up. 

dirty bathroom floor
 10:00 AM // Today I am enjoying not cleaning.I'm making the kids do it. I need to rest. 

kitchen homeschool
 12:43 PM // Today I'm enjoying that they actually did school without me reminding them to do it. Well math anyways. We are all really enjoying their new math curriculum 

afternoon naptime
cuddles with mama during naptime

1:23 PM // Today I'm enjoying a nap. Just a few minutes to sit and close my eyes and rest. I need it today. I need it everyday.

coffee and healthy snacks and to do lise2:20 PM // Today I'm enjoying some more coffee and new snacks while I cross things off my to do list.  On a side note I really didn't like these dried peach slices.

laundry piles
 4:15 PM // Today I'm enjoying that its' okay to not worry about the mess. Or at least take my time with it.

carpet cleaning machine
8:05 PM // Today I'm enjoying a new carpet cleaner. I'm a little obsessed with my carpets even though it's a never ending battle. (5 kids and red Carolina mud...ugh)

WEEK IN THE LIFE 2017 | Wednesday's Photos & Words

9:02 AM // I'm thankful for modern day technology. // Especially the dishwasher. 

 10:25 AM // I am thankful for a bathtub that doubles as a swimming pool for these two. // They can play (getting clean at the same time) while I get ready for the day. 

 11:04 AM // I'm thankful for help from the older kids even though on this particular day they failed at keeping the babies out of nail polish which ultimately led to another bath and ruined carpet. 

 12:43 PM // I am thankful the laundry is almost caught up.

 1:06 PM // I am thankful that they are old enough to make their own lunches while I get some chores finished. //  I am also thankful that they all can agree on PB & Js. 

1:55 PM // I am thankful for "nany kisses". She is so sweet and loving.

2:20 PM // I am thankful that for history I can teach my children biblical lessons. I am thankful the babies nap so we can get some school done.

2:30 PM // I am thankful that I took the time to prepare. These coloring sheets kept them busy during our lecture on Joshua, Jerico, and Rahab. 

3:10 PM // I am thankful that I can also teach my children that God made the world in 7 days. I am thankful that I don't have to include lessons on apes and big bang theories. 

6:07 PM // I am thankful for nice Spring days that you can enjoy front porch sitting and bubble blowing.

6:35 PM // I am thankful for this little Troll that has brought the little ones so much joy recently. Can you spot poppy through out my entire week?

7:30 PM // I am thankful that I live near an Aldi. It really is my favorite grocery store. Today's list included fresh produce, unsalted butter, and milk. 

7:50 PM // I am thankful for affordable food. Affordable healthy food. 


Apr 21, 2017

WEEK IN THE LIFE 2017 | Tuesday's Photos & Words

8:24 AM // I see a girl happy that there's coffee and her favorite mug is clean. // The statement on this cup is is the definition of my life. 

9:14 AM // I see a girl that just got up from the bed and laid back on the couch. // I see the the flexibility of our morning and how we are lucky to have the freedom from a rushed morning. // We can get up and get going when we want to. 

10:09 AM // I see a boy that holds my heart. // He's all smiles this morning. // I also see a tray of healthy goodies. // I've pulled them out to fill up our diffusers and get some positive energy flowing for our morning. 

10:15 AM // I see the last halo. 

10:28 AM // I see breakfast time. // I see a guy that rocks on the stool all the time even though we tell him not to. // I see a girl that wore slept in her bathing suit. // I see another girl that has always walked on her tip toes. // I see a bit of mess. // I see two babies, one that needs a haircut real bad. 

 11:42 AM // I see a to do list that's always growing. // I see a mama that is a bit OCD and struggle with keeping up. 

12:35 PM // I see a couple piles of laundry. // This is only about a 1/8th of what I have to do. Ugh!

12:59 PM // I see cookies dough. // Gluten free cookie dough.

 1:02PM // I see three kids playing like kids. // They stayed out all day making this old hog pen a play house. // I took them turkey sandwiches, apples, and warm chocolate chip cookies in a basket. // They loved it.

1:09 PM // I see an adventurous little girl that doesn't mind that she's dirty from head to toe. 

 2:16 PM // I see a big baby getting his diaper changed before nap time. // I see him looking at the camera on my phone wondering how it's taking pictures by itself. (I'm using a remote shutter)

 3:35 PM // I see a 10 year old boy that reads as well as a college graduate. // He loves reading. // At night he tries to hide and read when it's bedtime. // Today's book was my pic, Left Behind Part 1.

 4:10 PM // I see the funniest girl I know. // I see a girl that is so silly. // It took me 10 minutes to get the perfect pose but I went with this one instead. // This photo captures the real Lilli.

4:12 PM // I see me trying to take a snapshot of my self and camera in the mirror. // I see a photo bomber. 

 4:36 PM // I see freshly planted flowers in a flower box that I built all by my self. // My thumb is faintly green now. // More planting this weekend. 

 5:04 PM // I see a mess. // She is loving it though. 
6:03 PM // I see a very hard working man and two kiddos that adore him. //  I see a bunch of things picked up from the yard. 

6:42 PM // I see a boy that's mad he can't ride on Dad's "motor" anymore. // I see a boy that has a fierce temper. // I see a lot of spankings in the near future. 

8:00PM // I see two kids nose deep in their books. //  I'm so happy they like to read.

9:02 PM // I see Nola and Daddy snuggling on the couch sharing kisses and grunting Yolo!

11:01 PM // I see a very hormonal and tired lady that hopes the Epsom salt and essential oils will relieve the stresses of the day. // I wish I could actually get my tub to fill with hot water. 

Apr 18, 2017

WEEK IN THE LIFE 2017 | Monday's Design Plan

Just a litte while ago I shared my photos and words from Monday, but I had a little down time today while the babies napped and the kids played outside to get some designing for my album done.

So here is my overall design plan for Monday. I like to see it all like this before I start printing so that I can play around with sizes and colors before I spend time and ink. ;)

Basically I'm thinking I'll have several 6x8 full pages, some additional 4x6 and 3x4 photo pages. I'llprobably make use of a 2x2 protector by trimming down the black and white photos from the morning and adding in some embellishments. I've also saved some memorabilia from the day. Receipts, drawings, and notes so I'll put those in somewhere. Now comes the fun part!!!What is your design process for Week in the Life? Do you wing it or do you think things through before hand?

WEEK IN THE LIFE 2017 | Monday's Photos and Words

This year I've chosen to do things a bit different. In hopes of keeping this project manageable for both capturing and documenting I'm keeping things simple. I'm keeping our days normal and the photos as real and effortless as possible. With so much going on in our lives I can't afford to slow down and do large photoshoots to get the perfect pose. I'm snapping and moving on. This year instead of worrying about well lit photos and artistic angels I'm focusing on the stories of the photos and how I can highlight the essence of each story by a simple snapshot. I want real true pictures of life....our life... happening right now.

I'm not to worried about staying in chronological order.. but I'm looking for a flow of the day, pretty much following our normal routine. These are not all the photos I'll be using for today but just the highlights! 

coffee maker with coffee
7:35 AM // I see the fuel of the day. // The fuel to to get me going and give me the strength that I will need to complete my task that lie ahead. // Extra strong. 

wondering if i need to wash my hair
7:38 AM // I see the natural light that comes through our large kitchen window and a tired mama that wishes she could go back to bed for a little bit longer. // Wondering if my hair needs washed. 

coffee and curling iron
8:20 AM // I see my liquid gold and a magic stick that I'm hoping will transform me into something more presentable.

van full of kids
9:10 AM // I see five ( you can barely see her bow back there) kids that I love with all my heart. // They're tired but excited it's Co-op day. // Jackson's in that stage of hating having his picture taken. // Both babies are reading Dairy of the Wimpy Kid books. ;)

The House on Hillbrook homeschool coop
10:15 AM // I see friends, both big and small. // We all love Co-op. // The older ones are in different classes and I'm staying with the babies. // It truly is one of the reasons I continue to homeschool.

homeschooling boys
1:30 PM // I see a boy that loves to build things. // His latest creation was a small raft. // He used bark, twigs, and twine to create a ship. // They're learning about how America was discovered and all the things it took to get here. 

cleaning out a van full of kids junk
5:30 PM // I see a giant mess in my car. // So much mess. 

pretzel house craft
5:52 PM // I see a lost masterpiece. // By Alifair. // It's been safely recovered from the piles of mess in my car. 

sandbox adventures
6:10 PM // I see a pretty girl that loves to get dirty. // 

eating dirty apples
6:21 PM // I see a dirty hand that holds an apple he just had to have. // He doesn't seem to mind the sand all over it. 

teenage mutant ninja turtles
6:23 PM // I see a shoe with turtles. // A shoe that represents a love of 20 plus years. // I see the love between a father and a son and how that father wants his son to love the same things he did and does. // I see a toddler who has grown so fast. 

sisters on a farm
6:50 PM // I see two sisters who love each other despite their differences. // I see my reflection in both of their looks and actions. // I see all of my hopes and dreams for them. 

growing a self sustaining farm7:02 PM // I see a tiny chicken. // I see the hopes we have to grow our place into a self sustaining farm. // I see a girl who loves animals. // 

tired twins and tired mama
8:34 PM // I see two tired babies ready for bed. // I see crumbs that I need to clean. // 

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