I’ve followed Ali Edwards since my early days of scrapbooking (maybe 2004?) and I have ALWAYS loved her style, her thoughtfulness, and her attention to the “everyday.” In 2006, I attended her class called “Week in the Life” and it changed the way I look at my “everyday.” It made me more attentive to the mundane. It made me look at my simple, everyday tasks in a new light and remember why I do certain things the way I do them. Why do I love laundry so much? Is it because I love the smell of fresh, clean laundry? Partly. But mostly I discovered it’s because it’s one thing on my t0-do list that I can finish in one day- it’s about completion.
I love the time this project gives to me just slow down, listen intently, pay close attention to what’s going on around me. My life is busy and I have to be extremely purposeful to stop, look in the eyes of those around me and listen, really listen to what they’re saying and drown out the voice in my head screaming loudly all the things I “need” to do.
Here are the words and photos for my Monday.
I’ve been trying to wait until 11am to have my first coffee each day. I’ve noticed I’m jittery and a little more irritable if I have it first thing in the morning. It is a sad realization, though. The thought of my morning coffee makes me feel all warm & fuzzy and giving it up is heart-breaking. Makes me long for 11am, though!
I LOVE that we’re still on summer break for a few more weeks. Lots of games being played around here. Before scrabble they played Clue. Kennedy complained that Canyon takes too long to make a word – that made me smile as it reminds me of my mom and the reason I never ever ever want to play scrabble 🙂
Monday night was date night (Insert confetti here). We drove to Burbank – Granville Cafe, Ikea, Michaels and Best Buy. Not sure how fun that was for James but it was his idea so….
The BEST mac&cheese on the planet!!! And the mojitos went down easy.
Carson saying good morning to daddy who is in the office all week!!!
Bath time before preschool
Love that James is always present, always helpful, usually very patient. He really loves to be with us and makes every effort to spend time with us. He’s even sending me photos to help me with my week in the life.
My morning shake. Super yummy, filling and healthy!
Kendamas are the big thing in our family right now.
Canyon is trying to learn how to juggle and… a few other tricks.
Lazy summer days watching Up.
I always want to remember how much my little ones love to sit on the island and eat breakfast.
Today I finished the kids’ school albums!!!!! I wasn’t even sure that was a possible task, but it is officially off my list and I could not be happier!!!
The photos are a little out of order, but I’m too tired to fix them 🙂