I am a scrapbooker. It is my escape and creative outlet. I love how it allows me to freeze time. I love flipping thru our family books and visiting my babies in another time.
I love the creative process, the products (Pretty paper! Stickers! Yippee!!)and the introspection that it allows me. It helps me appreciate the gifts and blessings that I have in my life.
Many people in our scrapbook community participate in a project called "Week in the Life". It is a documentary project started by Ali Edwards where you "capture the simple everyday details of life with photos and words". So for 7 days, you carry your camera with you everywhere and make notes on your regular, everyday life. And at the end you compile your photos and stories into an album.
It is not about great, mind-blowing photography. It is about documenting your life and telling the story of where you are RIGHT NOW. I am going to share our Thursday with you.
Traffic is a nightmare around these parts. I only live 13 minutes away from my work, but this morning it took 38. UGH! And the rain and gloom didn't help.
I arrive to this familiar hallway that I walk up and down several times a day. I love being able to work where I also worship. It is a privelidge to work here. I love the people and the work I do.
I unpack, read a Bible verse, say a quick prayer for a good day, take my vitamins and make my To-Do list for the day. It is a long list.......
Since our 3 oldest girls don't live at home, I rely on texting, FB and Instagram to keep up with their lives. We try and plan "Mommy/Daughters Dates" regularly. It is so hard with their busy schedules though.
Home long enough to look at a stack of bills and say hi to Sawyer. Why yes, that IS a Build-A-Bear shirt that he is wearing. Hahaha...poor doggy.
Tonight is CRAZY because we have "Meet the Teacher" at the boys intermediate school, a band exhibition at the high school and football practice.
Justin worked hard to earn this spot in marching band. I can't walk and chew gum at the same time. How in the world he carries this, keeps time to the music and learns the choreography is beyond me! They get their rhythm from their daddy. hahah!
Today was a busy, insane, pizza kinda day. Quick bite, then showers.
This little cutie doesn't feel too great. He took his shower, then went into the living room and immediately fell asleep on the couch. This was the 2nd day of football practice to actually tackle. He may just be tired. I will have to keep an eye on him for the next couple days.
I enjoyed helping him make decisions for his letterman's jacket that he was awarded this year. I vetoed an inappropriate nickname he wanted. We compromised on a slightly less inappropriate one. hehehe!
We laughed and talked about my high school years. I am glad he is mine. I like him and love him. The fact that he will only be with us for one more year hits hard and often. The days were long, but the years so very short.
Chrissy wakes up long enough to drag himself upstairs to the man cave and watch a game with Sammy and dad. He falls asleep again 5 minutes later.
Around 10pm, Brendon and I put the little boys to bed. This is the last week of late nights because school starts on Monday. (Can I get an AMEN!! Woo-hoo!)
I love when the house begins to shut down, and everyone is off to their own rooms. I am blessed to have a husband who can't go to sleep with a messy kitchen. He makes sure that everything is clean and ready for the next day. The hum of the refrigerator is the only sound that floats thru the house. Feels so peaceful.
Of course I take these everyday moments for granted now, but in 20 years I will treasure these mundane details.
Little of this and that
Session sneak peaks, family stuff, photography favorites and finds and once in awhile I will go off on a political rant...... Just kidding!