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Week in the Life : Sunday Photos + Words

week in the life : marbles by you.


week in the life : my closet by you.


week in the life : chris' closet by you.


week in the life : hello sunday by you.


week in the life : a bit of work by you.


week in the life : marbles all day by you.


week in the life : more marble maze by you.


week in the life : hot chocolate again by you.


week in the life : pumpkin muffins before by you.


week in the life : pumpkin muffins after by you.


week in the life : simon growth by you.


10.05.08 Sunday
- Simon up at 6:30am. I was up at 7:30am. He put on his own sweats, socks, and long-sleeved t-shirt. Watching Higgly Town Heros on Chris’ computer.
- Make coffee.
- Getting excited about putting this album together.
- Check email. Watch Meet The Press. Check out the paper.
- Talk to Chris on the phone.
- BLT for breakfast. Simon had apples + bacon.
- Listen to Dave Matthews and work on CK column.
- I love that I can google something like “song from Flash of Genius trailer” and find out in two seconds that it is “Where are you Going?” from Dave Matthews.
- Simon is calling me “Tarzan Who Doesn’t Say Too Much” today. And calling himself “Tarzan Who Is Very Strong.”
- Leftover pasta for lunch.
- Hot chocolate for dessert.
- Look through baby clothes and start sorting by size.
- Work on CK column again.
- Make pumpkin muffins.
- Fold laundry.
- Measured Simon on the wall. He’s two inches taller than May of this year.
- Leftover chicken noodle soup for dinner.
- Watch 60 Minutes.
- Work on column a bit more.
- Simon and I to bed to read.


Dottedline


I am hoping to work on my album today to be able to show you a completed spread by tomorrow morning. One thing I would love to do is have people upload their completed projects to the Flickr group as you complete them.


Also, feel free to email me images (completed pages only please) as I would like to show some of them here on my blog as well for variations on the creative process.


Thanks for all the kind words throughout the comments from this past week. I am so glad to read so many people enjoying the process and just going with it! Have a great Monday!


Dottedline


A complete list of posts related to the week in the life project can be found here.

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  1. gina says…
    10/06/2008

    I like taking photos of the foods we eat, too. Love the angle of the batter and cupcake photos. Earlier this year I tried to get photos of some of our regular, but sporadic, traditions -- like making homemade pasta. Time for breakfast!

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  2. Debby Schuh says…
    10/06/2008

    Ali...I posted lots of pages of the week in the life album I did with you on my blog. It's so fun to look back at and so happy to have this treasure! I need to do it again!

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  3. Mish Gasser says…
    10/06/2008

    Whew...we made it! I must admit I kind of pooped out the last two days, but all is not lost. Like you always say - "embrace imperfection". LOL This was fun.

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  4. Janine says…
    10/06/2008

    I just emailed you over a few of my pictures from this week. I love the fact that you have mostly wood hangers in your closet and I now want hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows!!!!

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  5. Molly says…
    10/06/2008

    I am in LOVE with these everyday images AND your clothes are the most ymmmy colors.
    Though I couldn't do the week of documenting right now, I did an abbreviated version, as SJ suggested a 'gift of the present.' I loved documenting a few 'right now' life moments on Saturday and Sunday and stayed up late last night to finish. I'll be posting it later today.
    Thanks for pointing me in that direction, Ali.

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  6. gardenymph says…
    10/06/2008

    Well the first part was easy, and I hope that the next part is fun too. I tend to over think my decisions each step of the way, and since this is the first time that I will be doing layouts, I am a little nervous that it is going to take me a long time.
    I may wait and see some ideas from you and other people before starting to make the album. One thing is for sure, I need to keep it simple as I do not have a large source of supplies to pull from. Also I have soooo many pictures. I will need to pare them down to the ones that most effectively tell the story of our week, I think that will be the hardest part for me.
    Looking forward to seeing what everyone does.
    Jennifer

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  7. Juliana says…
    10/06/2008

    I love it... Congratulations for all !

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  8. Artfulyogi says…
    10/06/2008

    Thank you.

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  9. Melissa says…
    10/06/2008

    Ali, can you post your pumpkin muffin recipe? They look fantastic!

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  10. Holly says…
    10/06/2008

    Hi Ali,
    I didn't particpate this time, but will sometime soon!! I've been inspired by your posts.
    You must have made alot of chicken noodle soup, there's nothing like good leftovers! What's your recipe?

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  11. scrapwordsgirl says…
    10/06/2008

    This was an AMAZING project for me and my family!! We all LOVED it very much. By the end of the week my kids and DH expected me to take photos of what they were doing, eating, etc. I can't wait to start putting this all together. Going to get the photos developed today and start gathering my materials...the fun part for sure!!!:)
    It has been fun to see a peek into your life as well, Ali.
    I shared this project with my website and uploaded photos all week like you did. They all love you as much as I do!!:)
    Les

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  12. Nicky Anderson says…
    10/06/2008

    Great fun so far, having been still trying to think about how I am going to layout - and still can't decide on size - either 8 x 8 or 12 x 12. Wish I was home all day to play!!!
    Have a great day
    Nicky

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  13. Carmen says…
    10/06/2008

    That green cup of cocoa.... *wipes drool*

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  14. Linda says…
    10/06/2008

    I'm so excited to get moving with this, but find I miss my camera a little today! An added benefit? I learned new tricks and became much more familiar with my Rebel this past week!

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  15. Rachel Smith says…
    10/06/2008

    Ali,
    That was so much fun and now I am having camera withdrawal. Anytime I get up to do something, the thought goes through my head, "Where's my camera? Oh yeah, I don't have to take a picture of this!" ;) This is a project I will definetly do again. I am super excited about seeing how you put yours together and to start thinking about mine. I am mixing up page protector sizes in a 12x12 3-ring American Crafts album. I'm going to put my daily comments in 6x12 page protectors, bits and pieces in the baseball card ones that you're using, and I also have some with 4x6 pockets. It's going to be awesome!
    Thanks so much!!
    Rachel

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  16. Linn says…
    10/06/2008

    I just returned from vacation to find this wonderful album idea waiting for me! I can't wait to give it a try.

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  17. Michelle B says…
    10/06/2008

    Hey Ali -
    I had so much fun watching your week. You have a very nice life which you should be proud of! I am starting over this week, with the project and I feel excited. Thank you for all you do.

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  18. JosieK says…
    10/06/2008

    Am I the only one who things that Ali should document everyday on her blog? I loved this little peek into your life. Many times, I was about to move in with you...although I don't know how my husband and small little ones would feel about that..
    But, it was great and I participated as well and found my own photos fascinating. I've always taken pictures of everything since my kids were born. My husband never understood what the point was of all the photos, (thank heaven for digital cameras..can you imagine if we had to still buy film?) but now, I think he gets it when he looks at all the photos on our computer.
    Anyway, thanks Ali.. great challenge, love watching Simon. What a great kid! Love watching your belly grow! Blessings to your family!

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  19. Tiffani says…
    10/06/2008

    OK, NOW I'm going to have to make pumpkin muffins today after seeing that picture!!! Since it frosted for the first time last night, it seems like perfect timing!

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  20. Danielle says…
    10/06/2008

    I had a great time collecting the photos and journaling throughout the day. Now, comes my biggest problem---FOLLOW THROUGH!! I tend to start things with an explosion and go overboard and then I fizz out!! I took 2652 photos last week so the real test for me now is to put it all together!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  21. Kristin says…
    10/06/2008

    I just started reading this last night and good timing!!! I'm starting mine today (Monday thru Sunday). I was hoping to use my Rebel and learn as I go, but found that my P&S is a little easier to carry around. I'm getting some fun pictures! And trying to come up with some fun ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  22. tara says…
    10/06/2008

    Thanks for the great project, can't wait to put it together. I've already started printing my pics. I just emailed you some of my favorites.

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  23. Robin says…
    10/06/2008

    I am so glad that I did this challenge. I now understand why I get so tired. We are busy. I knew that already, but when you document everyday it really brings to light how much we do each day. I am really looking forward to putting this altogether. I just hope I can keep up the momentum and get it done. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else is doing.

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  24. Hillary Chybinski says…
    10/06/2008

    YAY!!! This was fun - I hope to upload pictures to print during my 2 YO's nap today. . .I have an album I'm planning to use - I need to select one of my monthly club kits to use. . .and I'm set.
    Thanks-
    Hillary

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  25. Monika says…
    10/06/2008

    Hi Ali,
    So excited to start the second phase of this project!! I've been getting so much inspiration from you. Love your pictures of your family and home. Hope your feeling well and I hope all your doctors appts went well.

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