Week in the Life 2012 – Sunday

It’s here

The last day

Can’t believe I made it all the way to the end.  As a bonus, all 35 layouts are done, checked, tweaked and ready to upload to printer in the morning.   For a project this size I will have them printed, if it was one or two pages then I’d print at home.  (When I don’t print at home, I use Persnickety Prints for my layouts and I use Shutterfly for regular prints)

Last year I documented the week but things were so crazy everything got packed in a box and so I will be assembling both 2011 and 2012 when I get my prints from this year back.

Yes, I’m crazy…but I think it’s worth it

Here’s Sunday…



There is nothing better than a new bike…nothing.

# Photos taken 114, ed to 61, used 30

(getting better and better at editing and purging)

I also made a video of the girls with their new bikes but that’s another project!

7/7  Done

More tomorrow on WitL thoughts and the first day of LOAD

Sleeping I will be

Week in the Life – Saturday

As I’d surmised, working on this project is far easier during the week than on the weekends.  But we had a great weekend and I am managing to get my Saturday pages posted before Sunday is over….it’s 11:32pm

Here’s the last Saturday in April — eeeek!

Today I took a ton of photos because of the soccer game…want to post them somewhere to share with the team.

Total photos:  211….soccer photos 80…ed. down to 45 used 34

6/7’s done!

…and so to bed…

Week in the Life – Friday


There goes another school week …

average every day stuff

but it’s super yummy

Photos taken:  170  edited to 76 used 33     Editing is getting easier as the week goes by, still messing w my camera (think that’s a permanent condition)

Earliest post ever this week!  Off to help w yard work then soccer then visit from grandparents


Have a great saturday


Week in the Life – Thursday

Day Four … done

Thursday was a weird, uneven kind of day.  Exhaustion interspersed with bursts of energy, and at the end of the day…I actually got something done.  Creative time though not so great…think it was a result of being so pooped out but, as Scarlett said…tomorrow is another day.

Here’s Thursday



Photo count…209  again edited down to 35…I am not totally insane (only partially) but took many multiples of shots to get the right one using different camera settings .

WitL  4/7 done



Week in the Life – Wednesday

I am loving this project more as each day goes on.  As I mentioned on Monday, I wasn’t sure if I was going to do this for 2012…waaaay too overcommitted on the memory keeping front right now and “LOAD” (layout a day) is coming up next week eeeek!  But, in the spirit of continuing to work on building a creative practice every day, I decided to go for it and I’m very pleased with the results.

The formulas and tools seem to be working really well….helps to pare down the images and distill the story to bring out the essence of our days.

One Main Page

One photo that captures the day..Ali’s templates and a touch of paper and embelli’s.  It’s an editorial challenge to pick the photo for the day.










One Detail Page

One page of “highlight” photos and the main stories of the day.  As I scroll through the photos and think about the day, the story emerges as I type which then informs the selection of the photos to support the story. I’m also keeping the detail sheets by hand which has the excruciating details of the day, observations etc…these will go back to back in one page protector as is when I put the album together.  Frees me from repeating here what we had for lunch







Three 9 photo pages

I decided to do 3 pages of 9 rather than just 2 so I have options to add/delete photos or notes when I put the album together.  I’m going to use Becky Higgins “grid” journaling cards (just checked her site and I don’t see them but you can check out her products HERE…awesome for all sorts of things) to record other snippets and drawings and to have the girls write some things for every day…considering I just came up with this idea, need to have the girls do some retroactively…

Am also loving the decision to put mini titles to each of the 27 photos…can’t help editorializing.  Am going back to do Mondays set as well.

…and I’m slowly getting the hang of actually working with wordpress…only took slightly less than forever to arrange all this and it’s not quite what I had in mind but…it’s a process

Total photo count incl. Charlie’s from NYC:  96  Total used:  34

3/7 th the way done…time to walk the dog