Week In The Life 2011 | Friday Words + Photos

week in the life 2011 | friday


Before this week began I'd intended to focus more on the words this year. As it unfolded I found that for me it was easy to rely on the Daily Sheets for basic documentation and I actually wrote less than I might have without the sheets. That said, it will be interesting to see what happens when I go through the process of bringing it all together next week. It might be that by having the basic documentation on the Daily Sheets I'll be prompted to tell more stories because I have more starting points.

Or maybe for this year the Daily Sheets will be enough.

week in the life 2011 | friday
week in the life 2011 | friday
week in the life 2011 | friday

Katie and the kids adventured to the coast today and she took a bunch of photos along the way. She's been awesome throughout this whole week writing things down and taking photos.

week in the life 2011 | friday
week in the life 2011 | friday
week in the life 2011 | friday
week in the life 2011 | friday
week in the life 2011 | friday
week in the life 2011 | friday
week in the life 2011 | friday
week in the life 2011 | friday
week in the life 2011 | friday
week in the life 2011 | friday
week in the life 2011 | friday
week in the life 2011 | friday
week in the life 2011 | friday
week in the life 2011 | friday
week in the life 2011 | friday
week in the life 2011 | friday
week in the life 2011 | friday

Here's to a really great last two days of Week In The Life 2011. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Would love to have you include a link to your FRIDAY of words and photos here. Please link directly to your post vs. your general blog link. Thank you!


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54 thoughts

  1. Anja

    2011-07-30 15:28:37 -0400

    ... oh and would you mind telling me what lense you are using? :)
    Thanks again!
    Take care

  2. Ashley

    2011-07-30 15:33:34 -0400

    THANK YOU for sharing this idea. For giving me a goal, and a jumping-off point. Thank you for inspiring me to do this. I am loving it (even though it's a ton of work!) and at the end of the day when I look through the photos I've taken it's just the best.

  3. tara pollard pakosta

    2011-07-30 16:43:08 -0400

    that is so awesome that katie was helpful in writing stuff down and the photos she got are FABULOUS! and she's super cute and looks so fun to be around! i just LOVE LOVE LOVE this project! I looked back at the album I did in the fall 2008 when I did it and I LOVE IT SO MUCH! this week I have not had time to edit any of the photos, blog or anything. I have been more focused on homeschooling stuff(preparing!!) and living life. but next week I plan to get the photos printed and work on the journaling. The writing prompt sheets helped ALOT!
    thank you Ali for doing this, I LOVE IT!

  4. kimberly

    2011-07-30 17:21:41 -0400

    Your daughter could seriously model kids clothes--she always looks so happy :) I love the variety of pictures this week, places, things, family, you...super inspirational!

  5. Alexandra

    2011-07-30 17:43:10 -0400

    Hi Ali!
    quick photography/camera question...
    I'm going to upgrade my EOS Rebel XT (it's about 6-7yrs old now)
    and I'm not sure if I should take the leap to the 5D. How did you decide on the 5D and are you happy that you did?
    I'm pretty sure I'm going to get the 24-70 lens but I'm waffling on which body to get.
    Any advice would be welcome.
    Thanks so much :)

  6. Sandra K.

    2011-07-30 17:47:42 -0400

    What a great photo's.
    If I look back at these few days I see what I normally take for granted. The little things. Things like, the little notes my girls write to me often. that my littlest one always leaves 30 cc of milk in her bottle!!! I've got a long list written down. Sometimes our days are like a rollercoaster and now I can look back at some great pictures.
    Thanks Ali!

  7. Jane

    2011-07-30 17:51:38 -0400

    Love them all Ali - hope you have some great shots of Lily - after your close call with her I guess it hit home how much she is part of your days and weeks.

  8. Sharon Dryjanski

    2011-07-30 18:48:21 -0400

    Hi Ali,
    I love how you remember to take simple photos of the everyday things, like the watermelon, shoes,Simon and Anna running and the take for granted type things. Like water the garden or laundry time. I managed to remember a some of those things but I have this urge to make the photo look good. I forget this not portrait photography!!! I am focusing more on the everyday activity. I had a "aah moment" in the pool doing exercise. I was floating on my back and out of the sky a feather land next to me. felt it was a celestial sign! I was able to keep the tiny feather and get a photo of it! I thought hmmm maybe my guardian angle or sign form above. Funny thing there are no trees or was there a bird to be seen anywhere????
    thanks for all you inspiration. anxious to put it all together and see the finished result. Have a great weekend blessings and hugs,


  9. Allison M.

    2011-07-30 19:33:54 -0400

    Gorgeous photos - your kids are such cuties! And LOVE that necklace you are wearing.

  10. Michele H.

    2011-07-30 19:37:14 -0400

    i feel the same as you with the writing - thank you for the pdf sheets. they've been super helpful!

    beautiful photos - love the one of Simon in the tree and Anna in front of the door. Adorable!

  11. Babz510

    2011-07-30 19:45:19 -0400

    Ali, the photos are perfection but where did you get that bag...? LOVE IT!

  12. Anastasia

    2011-07-30 19:55:53 -0400

    Your pictures are truly amazing - they look as if you spent time making them to look perfect in Photoshop - have you?

  13. Margie S

    2011-07-30 20:18:32 -0400

    I, too, love the daily sheets. I haven't been very good the past two days at filling them out, but I have written something and am going back in a few minutes to fill in some blanks and catch up on today. THANK YOU!

  14. Lindsey (aka modchik)

    2011-07-30 21:13:12 -0400

    I love the one with you starring off ... seems very authentic to me :)

  15. Roberta

    2011-07-30 21:42:22 -0400

    Really enjoying this week and the entire process and can't wait to assemble my album.

  16. Lola

    2011-07-31 00:33:38 -0400

    Is it cold there I see the children have on Jackets?

  17. Petra from NL

    2011-07-31 02:21:44 -0400

    Cool shot of Simon in the tree.

  18. Susanne

    2011-07-31 06:19:03 -0400

    Thanks to your dailiy-sheets I have at least some documentation. This was a crazy week for me dominated by sickness of the children and a lot of work. I have no idea what to do with my notices, so I am courious of what you will be doing.
    I have made quite some photos, so i am looking forward to get it all together in some album.
    Thanks Ali for motivating me to do that!

  19. Drinoleto

    2011-07-31 07:52:48 -0400

    Hello Ali,
    I don't know what is going on...I post my photos, come here comment your posts, leave a link of my blog and I never manage to see my comments and neither the link to my blog.;((
    Have a nice day!
    Thank you,
    Best wishes,
    Dri Noleto

  20. Brooke

    2011-07-31 23:03:44 -0400

    I think we all need a "Katie"! From her point of view it sounds like an awesome job and from yours she seems to be perfect for your family. Sweet!

    I love your necklace too.

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    2011-08-01 19:47:32 -0400

    Not only is Katie a blessing to you in many ways; but she is a darn good photographer too! wow! you lucky dog!

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    2011-08-05 22:14:20 -0400

    Your WITL captures are beyond inspiring!
    I’d love to know where your necklace is from, if you’re willing to share?

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