Showing posts with label photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label photography. Show all posts

Apr 24, 2017

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 18, 2017

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. // 

Oct 17, 2016

MEMORY KEEPING | Week in the Life 2016 Walk Through of Monday & Tuesday

So I'm finally getting around to sharing my Week in the Life album with you guys. It's been done since July but I'm just now getting around to photographing and sharing it here on the blog. I did share some of my photos and words from a few days of the week back in May but I wanted to get a completed walk through posted here for you all. 

I love looking at other's memory keeping projects so I thought I'd share mine so that it might inspire some of you to get on board with documenting your life this way. I'm all for creating new scrapbook friends. And if you already scrapbook, good for you! Have you tried this project yet? Comment down below if you have a link to yours, I'd love to check it out. 

In case you've never heard of this project just click here (Ali Edwards | Week in the Life)... I'll let Ali, the creator of this project, tell you about it.

I love Ali Edwards and her brand of crafting goodies so it's no shock, as a loyal fan and customer, that I would do this documenting project. I'm pretty sure it's my favorite memory keeping project I've ever done. I've put together three WITL albums over the past three years and every time I do it I fall a little more in love with the process, the products, and most importantly the people and stories that of course are the why and reason to do this in the first place. 

This was the first year I have ever purchased one of Ali's Week in the Life kits. IT MADE THE DIFFERENCE!!! The year's I attempted to do this project with out a good kit were difficult. However, with Ali's kit this project was easier to manage and more exciting to do. Along with the purchase of the kit comes a class room where you can chit chat with others that are doing this project as well and it was and is so awesome. It's so fun to find people that share your same hobbies!

Okay so without further rambling... here is the finished album! I've separated this walk through into  three parts. There's a ton of photos and inspiration and I didn't want to overload you. Let me know what you think in the comments and again if you've completed your album (or if you are a scrapbooker) leave a message down below so I can find your album, I would love to look at it.

Hope you enjoyed this peek at my Week in the Life Album. Check out Wednesday through Sunday here!

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