A Glimpse Into My Week:

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I've been working on Ali Edward's Week in the Life Project... where you capture everyday moments, pieces of your life... in photographs, notes and journals, and scraps kept. I've been collecting all week. And being a stay-at-home-mom to a baby, my life these days is pretty Noah-centric. It's interesting to see it laid out before me in actual images-- 80% Noah, 20% everything else. And I know that will shift as time goes on... attention paid to other, future children... More adventures outside my home as the kids get involved in school, sports, friends, church... But for now, my simple little life is just that-- small, quiet, and simple. Here, a sample of each day's photographs. I'll come back another day to share the end result of this project, but for now, my week:

...a sleepy-eyed, clingy mama's boy, first thing in the dim morning...

A stroller walk and pumpkin bagels with pumpkin cream cheese. Perfect!

Cheerio-wrangling. this can keep a kid busy for almost ALL of Oprah!

...nightly bathtime... Even more fun with Dad, who plays peekaboo with the toys in the bubbles.

BECKIE!! Visiting after a long four months in Iraq. Noah and she have some catching up to do...

Yardsale treasures. Thanks, Jodie! (the bear and book are your "grandma gifts", Mom.)

Noah and Dad say 'Night-'night to the light, every night...


And lastly, a quote from Ali's blog... And my message for the week...
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.

~Mary Jean Iron


  1. I'm just getting ready to blog this - your week, despite frustrations is beautiful. And remember that sometimes it is the simplest things which are hardest to do well.

  2. What a great glimpse into your life. I love the simple moments...simple, yet profound. Love the cheerio wrangling best. We do a lot of that around here.

  3. And especially poignant quote after President Monson's talk today. . . Were you crying too?

    Such beautiful moments. I still have a long way to go to compiling all of mine. thanks for the inspiration, as ever.

  4. This is really lovely...I'm totally going to steal it, but I promise to give you credit!

  5. Michelle8:01 AM

    This is such a cool idea! I'm gonna try it too!

  6. Gorgeous pictures - you are such a talented photographer. I've really enjoyed looking through your blog!

  7. I cried through Pres. Monson's entire talk because of this very message. Sometimes I may be stressed, frustrated or bored or waiting for that elusive and perfect tomorrow, but someday I will miss this little one year old Zander of mine whose obstinate and curious personality consumes most of my life right now. I already miss the one year old Ashton who grew up too fast.
    Noah is beautiful and you and he (and his future family) will treasure these gorgeous photos you are always taking of him.

  8. Beautiful pics, Em (as always!) I esp. enjoyed the one w/ Beckie...Noah is blessed to have her around for a bit! I hope you are having fun these days...loving the fall weather, the nice stroller rides w/o so much heat, and the yearning for an early Thanksgiving Dinner @ your mom's.

    See ya soon!

  9. "grandma gifts" - does this mean I "gave" them to Noah? Or am I getting them here at my house? Can I have the soda crate instead? Ha!


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