Week In The Life : Saturday


The morning view.


Cartoons and email before breakfast.


As we were leaving our breakfast restaurant I saw this display - loved it.


Good morning sweet boy.


Good morning sunshine.


Time to head for home.


First a little shopping stop.


Thank you Chris for entertaining our two while I try on a couple things.


New, super-fast shoes for Mr. Simon.


The view on the drive home.


The view at home.


Unloading the car.


Anna's helping of course.


Home = lego time.


Home = laundry time.


Home = dinner & exercise time.

Today my main thought is that I love coming home. I love being back in our space even in the midst of laundry and lists and all that other good stuff of our life.

One more day for most of us in the documentation phase of this project. What other things can you capture today that might round-out your week? Have you missed anything that is a really big part of your life right now?

Have a wonderful Sunday.


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55 thoughts

  1. Loretta

    2010-04-25 08:32:18 -0400

    Love the couch and wallpaper in that hotel room. What a great day!

  2. JanineBoyd

    2010-04-25 09:19:40 -0400

    I'm not taking part this week - just not a good time right now, but I hope to do it in the summer when I'm not teaching. I've loved your photos and posts this week and am especially inspired to try taking a few more self-portraits. Yours rock!

  3. Nancy

    2010-04-25 09:32:41 -0400

    Can't believe I have journaling for this whole week!
    Now I can go to bed peacefully :)
    Thanks, Ali, for everything you do.

  4. Silvita

    2010-04-25 10:50:12 -0400

    I've enjoyed this project so far. Now I'm ready to get this in to an album, a digital one!
    Can't wait to see your process Ali and that of other commenters!

  5. Jana

    2010-04-25 11:51:19 -0400

    Nice pic of Mary's Peak on your way home! Busy Saturday for us - driving to Charbonneau that morning, setting up an art show, meeting lots of cool people, getting a fab henna "tattoo", selling a few things (yay!) then packing it all back up, returning home, unpacking, then driving henna artist (daughter) back to Eugene, then home to Corvallis... Today is recovery day! (+ a hike up & around Bald Hill...) Love your glimpses into your life all week! Wish it'd keep going :)

  6. Tammy

    2010-04-25 13:15:11 -0400

    The sneakers looked comfy and colorful. What kind were they please?
    Alos thank you for the awesome photos> I have gotten into the habit of taking everyday pictures with my phone and uploading them to share and print.

  7. liz kartchner

    2010-04-25 13:26:04 -0400

    I am so so impressed with how well you've captured your week!!! Really inspiring.

  8. AmyGee

    2010-04-25 13:56:58 -0400

    MMM...the bloody mary bar photo is fabulous!

  9. Tiffani

    2010-04-25 16:41:34 -0400

    Thanks for such a great week. You always inspire me. Now I just need to upload all my photos- at least the journaling is done

  10. Kaly

    2010-04-25 19:13:01 -0400

    I've been enjoying your Week In the Life photos.
    I couldn't help looking at all the stray socks in your laundry photo and can't help myself from telling you the greatest tip I've ever received from a magazine. It is this: to put all dirty socks into a mesh laundry bag (I have the bag clipped to the side of my son's laundry basket and fill it up as we toss his dirty clothes in). Zip up the bag and toss it in with your laundry. When your laundry is done, voila! All your socks are still in the bag and there are no stray socks! I always used to find the baby socks inside the rubber front of my front-load washer, and gathering them up as you fold and sort is such a pain.
    Anyway, use it or not, I just couldn't help myself from sharing!

  11. Emily

    2010-04-25 20:39:52 -0400

    What a great tip for making sure socks don't get lost! Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. Emily

    2010-04-25 20:45:54 -0400

    As many have already said before me, thank you so much for the inspiration you bring to my life. I have been following along all week and have loved the insight into your life. As I have read along I started to wonder if enough would go on in our life to document the small things, so finally yesterday I made the decision to have a go. I figured I had nothing to lose and a lot to gain. Two days in, way behind the rest of you, and I am loving the process. I love scrapbooking but am not a confident photographer and so over the two days I have taken approximately 200 photos. Because of this project I figured out how to use the timer on the camera I have had for four years.
    So I just want to thank you so much for being who you are and for chosing to share yourself with us! We are very lucky.
    P.S. Not only did I take on the 'A week in the life' project but I started a blog too!! A wonderful week of new experiences!!http://emilyturkalj.blogspot.com/

  13. PJ

    2010-04-26 00:39:09 -0400

    At first i did not wanted to play along this year... to much on my plate already, and i must confess i haven't combined my album from last year yet (all pictures glued in place already, but it's still up to the final touches!) But then it occurred to me that - being ill and needing yucky treatment for half a year now - that my completely out of ordered life at the moment deserves to be captured! Hopefully i'll live for a long time, but if not, than i won't have missed out on such a good upportunity to leave my family this very detailed document of me! I so wish my mom had left me something like this when she went through all of this too and did not make it! So i started to work (captured even my whole chemo day! http://lifeandscrapping.typepad.com/lifeandscrapping/2010/04/week-in-the-life-wednesday-day-2.html)and i love the process! Thanks for inviting us to join you!

  14. Melanie

    2010-04-26 01:43:34 -0400

    I always feel the same way. I love to travel but I also love to come back home.
    You photos are beautiful as always.

  15. Judy Webb

    2010-04-26 02:59:05 -0400

    Do you get enough sleep? I do not know how you do all that you do!!!

  16. Jennnifer S.

    2010-04-26 03:47:03 -0400

    I had to LOL with the tennis shoes. My boys would choose their shoes on how fast they made them feel. I guess all boys are the same!!

  17. Jennifer

    2010-04-26 04:35:10 -0400

    We all have vary life to have BUSY life. But you show us with no matter what is going on with the life, made time to take pictures no matter what, no perfect capture..
    Way you did.. all way perfect.
    Thank for sharing!

  18. Lisa Martin

    2010-04-26 15:02:02 -0400

    In the picture of Simon at the table with his legos I can just see the reflection of you holding A in the laptop monitor. so cute!

  19. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1056652574

    2010-04-26 16:43:27 -0400

    Ali, How do you take the pictures with you in them? Are you using the remote or setting the timer?

  20. Vinnie Pearce

    2010-04-26 20:10:31 -0400

    wow! that second photo of you in the mirror is just amazing. I just love the light in those curtains and composition is perfect! TFS!

  21. Gina

    2010-04-27 09:02:11 -0400

    "The Morning View" is by far my favorite shot of the week. You capture images incredibly well. I need to improve with people shots, definitely.

  22. alexandra

    2010-04-28 04:45:09 -0400

    Is that hotel as amazing in person?? It looks so great I want
    to jump on a plane right now!!
    as for getting home... my Dad used to quote a line from my brother's favourite childhood book, "Oh Captain Kitty", it went like this...
    'we've been away
    but I must say
    that home looks good to me.'
    it's always so good to get home.
    thanks for sharing!

  23. Laura McCann

    2010-04-29 12:09:24 -0400

    I was going to say, is that the Nines Hotel? Did you all eat at Urban Farmer? We were just there.

  24. Philippines property

    2010-05-03 20:11:30 -0400

    WOW! Your bed was so cute. Each photo was so beautiful in a wonderful.
    Deirdre G

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