I've finally found a bit of time to get started on my Week in the Life Album and I'm reminded why I love this project so very much. As I look back through the pictures of a very ordinary week, I'm grateful for the motivation and prompt to take them all. Because when the kids are all grown up and gone from the house, these small and very ordinary moments are what we'll remember as us. And that's more important to me than any of the birthday layouts and special events I scrapbook.
I want to remember the silly things like the kids having dance parties to blaring music in the kitchen in their jammies. I want to remember that Andrew and I are barely able to walk in the mornings because we're total zombies for the first hour we're up. I want to remember that Emily is a true morning person and wakes up wanting to tell us everything and anything that matters to her. I want to remember how Libby takes her meds every single morning like it's the easiest thing in the world. And I want to remember that my husband is the only person in the world that thinks I'm funny.
I want to remember all of those silly moments that make us so perfect for each other. And this is the album that does that for me.
All I have done so far is the opening photos for each page. These are just quick iPhone shots of the pages so there's a bit of a glare but I'll photograph the whole album later.
Monday's cover photo is a quick shot Andrew took of me. Working out has become a big part of my day and I had Andrew snap a quick shot of me getting ready to start a 3-mile walk.
Emily's life has totally changed since we gave her our minivan. She calls it "her baby" and takes very good care of it. I drove with her to Costco just so that I could grab a shot of her putting gas in her own car.
Wednesday's cover photo is a simple shot of Becky. She sits in the corner and just watches us like this all the time.
For Thursday's cover photo, I decided to use a shot of Andrew running in his cross country meet.
Friday's cover photo is a photo of Libby taking her morning epilepsy meds before school.
Saturday's cover photo just had to be of the Texas - ND game. It's not easy living in a college town when you're not a fan of that town's team. It's been 20 years since our Longhorns were in town so we celebrated all day long.
Sunday's cover photo is one that I almost didn't choose. It's a photo I took from our bed in the morning, Tom still asleep to my right. It's boring and really just a shot that I thought didn't work but I've come to absolutely love it. And perfectly symbolizes Sunday morning - it's quiet and still and I'm always the first one to wake up. I stay in bed reading while I wait for everyone else to wake up. And I love that this photo really captures those quiet moments.
Have a great weekend! And find some time to take some photos of some very ordinary moments. :)