Thursday, April 29, 2010

a week in the life - weekend recap

my command center:

noah's command center (i love the mix of the missionaries, tank and giant plant):

my favorite lovely beverage:

the bus (a love/hate relationship for noah and i): april!:

errands to run:

phone calls to make:

groceries to buy (forever buying milk!!):


a cute scene in the morning:
yummy fish and cous cous dinner:

yummy treat for lunch:


making a weight watchers recipe - stuffed peppers:

stephan using ashton as a puppet to tell the boys the story of little red riding hood... who was raised in the 'hood:

i am currently in the process of scrapbooking ALL of my week. i have an average of 60 pics per day. i won't use all those pictures, but it's a lot to sort through. i love this project!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

a week in the life - thursday recap

the blooms in the spring:

lunch (polenta w/ marinara, spaghetti squash, asparagus, and peas):

tornado warning (the boys had to actually go into full tornado mode at school):

dinner (chicken and cheese corn tortilla quesadillas. simple. quick.):

evening herbal tea...ahh...

Friday, April 23, 2010

a week in the life - wednesday recap

morning cat nap:

a flower from noah:

drive to drop off noah at school:

lining up :

coming home:

writing it all down (i am doing weight watchers - 20 pounds lost so far!!!):

deciding on a healthy choice:

driving home in the rain:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

a week in the life - tuesday recap

i know i've said that i am no longer posting photos of my family on this blog, but in the spirit of this project i am making an exception.

this project is all about capturing the ordinary. so, to take a cue from ali i am documenting just that...the ordinary along with the extraordinary. my tripod and camera timer has become my best friend this week!

tuesdays images:

Monday, April 19, 2010

a week in the life - monday recap

i am loving this project.
learning more about me.
learning more about my family.
learning more about how beautiful the everyday "ordinary" is.

here are some of the images from today...

life is, quite simply, beautiful!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

a week in the life - scrapbook prep

starting tomorrow i will be documenting my life. for a week. every bit of it. then putting it into a scrapbook. i LOVE this idea! ali edwards (a scrapbooker i adore) posted about this on her blog.
she gives an extremely detailed account of the way she plans on documenting her week, which i found very helpful as a good starting off point.
i am not typically one to do "structured" albums, but every now and then it's nice to have it mapped out...fill in the blanks kind of thing. plus, this is one album that will be a favorite of mine and and my posterity. it's the everyday stuff that is most interesting (in my opinion).

so this is what my game plan is:

carry a notebook, camera, and envelope with me everywhere i go. document, document, document. and collect things from the week. things like receipts, menus, mail envelopes, you know, everyday stuff. the notebook is to write down (daily, of course) things of note or interest. even food i eat, chores, funny stories, thoughts.

then (hopefully each night) i will put together six pages for the day. two of those (front and back) will be baseball card page protector, which will hold small photos, ephemera, and a pre-made decorative card.
i will journal with the photos. i haven't figured out the exact format for that - yet.

here are some of the pre-made decorative cards. these will go into three slots of the baseball card protectors (front). i have dated them. the cards for the back aren't done yet.
my goal is to keep this album super simple, following ali's philosophy of sticking to the words and the photos. not a lot of extra's. this is not easy for me...i'm all about the extras. but i really want the stories to speak louder than the "fluff".
so....anyone wanna join me?? i'm super stoked about this one!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

simple sewing project update

i mentioned this FABulous book in my last post...

well i have completed a few things. ashton was in dire need of pants. CUTE pants. pants that don't look like pajamas (this really bothered noah...why was he allowed to wear pj's all day and he couldn't??)
so my first project was the simple pants:

and with the cutie scraps i have left i made these:

can't wait to see babykins wearing them with style!