Week In The Life 2012 | Saturday Words + Photos

Week In The Life 2012 | Saturday


Today was a good day.

We went for a super long bike ride around town that included stops along the way for checking things out, for rest, and for lunch (and when I mean super long I mean we were away from home for 3.5 hours or so). I'm actually amazed that Simon made it the whole way - it crossed my mind more than once to call a friend to come pick us up. You'll see a photo of him below when we got home and he laid down on the sidewalk and proceeded to literally fall asleep on the ground. Other than that adventure we did a lot of just hanging out.

A couple notes on self-portraits: I never did find my camera remote so I've just been setting my camera on chairs, counters, etc as I've gone about my week. My process is to find someplace or something to set the camera on, open up the lens (usually I go as wide as I can or at least 1/2 of that - my lens is a 24-70 and it can get most of a room in a shot), set the timer on, press the button, and get back in position. I then check it and if it's decent I go with it. I wrote to someone in the comments yesterday that I'm not striving for perfect with these shots - I simply want a representation of what was. If it's super out of focus I'll try again, usually putting my hand out in front of the lens and pressing the button half-way down to get it to focus on the foreground and then pushing the button again to begin the timer.

ONE MORE DAY | You can do it. I can do it. And even if you are just seeing this now you could do it too - do it for one day or begin your own week.

Next week I'll be sharing how I put my album together - incorporating the words and photos I've collected. In case you missed it a few weeks back, here's my design plan.

Here's a look at some shots from my Saturday:

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Week In The Life 2012 | Saturday

Week In The Life 2012 | Saturday


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39 thoughts

  1. Tami

    2012-04-29 10:00:43 -0400

    triathlete magazine?!?!?

  2. Ruth G

    2012-04-29 10:23:01 -0400

    What a great way to get out and enjoy the day! It looks like Anna really enjoyed herself on the bike ride! If Simon is anything like my son, he worries about not having enough time to do the playing that he's been thinking about. Getting out to do anything is really challenging, although once we're out, he usually does enjoy himself. Good for you for sticking it out. The mind is a powerful thing (I think especially in kids on the spectrum) and if you can get them to cooperate, they can enjoy themselves doing something they didn't expect, even if they feel wiped out in the end.

  3. anne

    2012-04-29 10:26:27 -0400

    I love your pics. They are so... real. Blurry or not!


  4. CathyJean

    2012-04-29 10:27:14 -0400

    What a great picture of Simon with his helmet on. This has been such a great week. Love everyone's words and photos!

  5. Andi Sexton

    2012-04-29 10:27:31 -0400

    What a great Saturday! I love the shots of Simon with his shoe off.. so real! And Anna snoozing on the back of the bike. And now.. I want pancakes!!!!!

  6. dawn g

    2012-04-29 11:13:51 -0400

    The picture of Simon on the driveway is the best!

  7. angela g a

    2012-04-29 11:42:14 -0400

    Thanks for sharing this incredible project with us.

  8. Amy H.

    2012-04-29 12:00:40 -0400

    Ali, I'm not sure how expensive your camera remote was, but you can get an app for your iPhone that can act as the remote for your camera. Since I always know where my phone is, I thought this was a great thing when I first heard about it. I haven't actually bought it yet, but now you've reminded me that I wanted to! I thought it might be a good alternative for you. Amy

  9. Kathy L

    2012-04-29 12:34:37 -0400

    Thanks for sharing your photos. They have definitely inspired me to take more pictures along the way to show what a typical week really is like at this point in our lives, baseball games, homework, as well as the laundry and cleaning. It's all of life's little moments as well as the big.

    Loved this weeks giveaways! Hoping to win 1!

  10. Fiona

    2012-04-29 12:35:26 -0400

    Great pictures, Ali! I love seeing pictures of your every day life. You are a real inspiration to me (and I guess to many others) with your simple and authentic approach on memory keeping. Thank you once again for inspiring and inviting us to be part of this mammoth project! I love looking back on my week already. Looking forward to putting it all together and holding it in my hands!

  11. cindy

    2012-04-29 12:38:41 -0400

    classic shot of Simon on the ground w/ one shoe on! love your day!

  12. Megan Smith

    2012-04-29 12:54:33 -0400

    More wonderful photos! So glad you were all able to get out for a ride and enjoy the weather...rain is back tomorrow. :(

  13. Kendra

    2012-04-29 13:06:41 -0400

    A couple of things:

    - I have one more day after this. I see how you can be so DONE by the end.
    - Really? She fell asleep on the bike?
    - I hate it when Lego guys loose their heads :)

  14. Sue McRae

    2012-04-29 13:30:27 -0400

    I've really enjoyed seeing all your photos during this series and checking out some of the blogs from around the world, very inspirational.

  15. Kate Ware

    2012-04-29 14:15:27 -0400

    Love the Simon photos today - love how open he is to the camera! Random question here- what is that big 3 on your wall for? Thanks for sharing your life and your heart with us Ali!

  16. marsha j

    2012-04-29 16:06:52 -0400

    hi ali, i was just looking at the week in the life template set i bought and it says 2010, so do i need to buy the sentiment tabs in order to change the year to 2012??? i hope not.

  17. Cynthia H

    2012-04-29 16:08:01 -0400

    When you write up how you put your pages together, will you explain the significance of the big 3 in your kitchen?

  18. Ginger

    2012-04-29 16:50:24 -0400

    love your photos! you really do inspire me!

  19. k8

    2012-04-29 16:59:51 -0400

    Love that pic of Simon looking so serious. He is seriously adorable.

    Enjoyed tagging along on your week.


  20. Mary in IL

    2012-04-29 19:36:00 -0400

    love all your pix but the one of Simon in his bike helmet...those eyelashes...he is so handsome!

  21. Deb J

    2012-04-29 20:06:37 -0400

    What fun pictures. Looks like it was quite a day, a good one.

  22. Kylie Beller

    2012-04-29 20:23:31 -0400

    Love the one of Ana asleep on your bike... So adorable!

  23. Brooke

    2012-04-29 23:58:02 -0400

    Well done Simon. What an adventure!!

    I set my camera up on all kinds of things too. Just used a packet of flour I had on the bench to take a shot of myself cooking. Anything goes!

  24. Karen Freeman

    2012-05-01 06:26:58 -0400

    Thanks for sharing your life with us in photos and ideas and encouragment it has been lovely to get ideas and feel like we are all giving this a go together.

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