2014 WITL | Friday Photos

It’s Halloween!!! We woke up to a very rainy morning. Gave Bryan a ride to BART, then went to play group at a friend’s house.

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L: Grey and I pose before heading out.  R: Aaron playing with Grey.

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L: Grey in their Elmo chair. R: Aaron as Spiderman.

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L: Aaron & Henry drawing. R: Henry’s picture of Sev’s head when he is 10 (he made it when we got home).

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L: Got our front door ready for Trick or Treaters. R: Laid down with Cora to (unsuccessfully) get her to take a nap. Ended up taking selfies in bed with Henry, too.

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L: Henry (ninja) and Cora (as Rapunzel) getting ready for the halloween festivities. R: Baby Grey as a dragon.

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L: Grey R: Preschool Halloween parade.

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L: End of the parade. R: Beginning of Trick or Treat adventures. Our friend, Annalise. We had pizza with the Sarre’s before heading out.

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L: The whole gang R: Henry and Aaron.

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WITL 2014 | Tuesday Photos

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5 am | Up and straight to boot camp. Came home and was greeted at the door by Henry and Bryan.

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6:550 am | Grey’s chair after breakfast. I helped the kids get ready and they wrestled in the hallway.

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7:45 am | Ready to head out the door.

8:01 | Happy kids ready to head into school.

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8:05 am | Drop off.  I checked the kids folders, signed them in and headed home. A friend came over and we spent the entire day together. I completely forgot to take pictures during this time. We hung out on the couch while Grey slept and then headed to Hillsdale for lunch and shopping before picking up the kids from school. It was a really fun day.

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6:10 pm | Bryan stayed in the city late to rock climb so I was on my own for dinner and bed time. The kids had pizza for dinner (Grey had left over stir fry). Then we did baths (just for Grey and Cora) and got dressed in pajamas. Henry and Cora had some time on the iPads while I put Grey to bed. Then we hung out watching iPads, playing tea party and reading books until about 8 when the kids went to bed.

10 pm | Bryan got home. We had a brief conversation about how our days went and then I read in bed a little (The Art of Fielding) and went to sleep.

On Memory Keeping

Monday 9 92013 week in the life from monday, september 9.

I would say that outside of taking care of my family and home, I am most passionate about memory keeping. For me, this takes many forms.  I regularly update my Project Life photo albums (I have been doing it weekly since 2010) and try to make photo books for special events and vacations in our lives. Sometimes these are smaller project life albums, sometimes snap albums, sometimes photo books I create on Shutterfly or Artifact Uprising.  I also create a December Daily albums every year (since 2010).

Starting today, though, is Ali Edward’s annual Week in the Life challenge, which is basically just documenting your day, all day, every day, for seven consecutive days. It is fun and I love it, but after the excitement in the first few days wears off, it can become a lot of work. Yet, I always find myself drawn back, super excited and inspired. And I LOVE being able to look back at prior years (2013, 2012, 2011.)

Last year when we did thus, life was so different. I was pregnant, we were living in a much smaller place, and only Henry was in school. Things just looked a lot different. This year I want to focus more on the stories, instead of just the pictures that go with the schedule of our day. I have no idea how, or even if, that will happen. But, if you want to learn more, you can go to  Ali Edwards Week in the Life post.