Day In The Life 2013 |

Day In The Life | June

We spent the day at the farm and I decided that my iPhone 5 camera, VSCO CAM app to edit and the Instagram app to share using the hashtag (#) dayinthelife, would do the trick. I shared38 images during the day, grouped together as morning, mid-day, afternoon, evening and night. My morning was not all that early, but then my night was a late one! Here are my favorites, you can find all of them in my DAY IN THE LIFE Flickr set. If you want to read a few words about the photo(s), please click on it/them – or just let the photo themselves tell the story this time. Thanks for looking!

[morning] #dayinthelife | Watering [morning] #dayinthelife | Tomato [morning] #dayinthelife | Favorites [morning] #dayinthelife | Morning Meal [morning] #dayinthelife | Coffee Maker

[mid-day] #dayinthelife | Coffee [mid-day] #dayinthelife | Break [mid-day] #dayinthelife | Hello

[afternoon] #dayinthelife | Carrying [afternoon] #dayinthelife | Smile [afternoon] #dayinthelife | Grandpa's hat [afternoon] #dayinthelife | Growing [afternoon] #dayinthelife | From Where I Stand

[evening] #dayinthelife | The veggies [evening] #dayinthelife | Eat [evening] #dayinthelife | My mama

[night] #dayinthelife | Laughter [night] #dayinthelife | MT & Grandpa [night] #dayinthelife | On My Evening Walk [night] #dayinthelife | Mountains [night] #dayinthelife | Good Night
I really enjoyed snapping my day with the phone, so easy and instant. Not that I want every month to look like this, I love to use my big camera for this project, but every once in a while it works well to go the phone app way. How about you? Did you join in this month? Or maybe you want to be a part of it next moth? Please share in the comments – I already look forward to the next edition, I love how this project capture our life as it is lived this year (and hope to have up a few more posts with photos, because I have been snapping all year and have all the months covered).

Inspired by Ali Edwards and her approach to capture one day each month for a snapshot of her life this year. At her blog you also can find links to other participants from all over the world. Here are links to my DAY(s) IN THE LIFE of 2013:

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Day in the life | April

I captured my day as I lived it on Tuesday April 30th 2013.

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05:45 – MT is up bright and early today. Goes downstairs, leave me to sleep another hour. 07:15 – I jump into the shower.  MT leaves for school and I get some breakfast. I walk Ferdinand. Thankfully I remember to bring my camera. 09:05 – I get ready to leave for church (funeral). Ferdinand have to wait at home. 10:03 – Arrived at church. Final touches on the sermon and last preparations for the funeral. 13:15 – Stops by the store on my way back home. Ferdinand is so happy to see me. Get outside to clear out the mess in my car (or rather some of the mess…). Get the mail while Ferdinand runs around happy to be outside. Makes some lunch/dinner (cheese sandwich). Ferdinand does not approve of not getting anything of the meal that smells so delicious (but it’s too spicy for him!). 14:30 – Make a phone call. 14:50 – MT is back home. 15:00 – Meeting with the organist. Preparing the service for Sunday (Confirmation). 16:00 – Devotion at the elders centre. 17:00 – Meeting with the youths for one last practice before the big day on Sunday. 18:05 – Left home to watch the last few minutes of MT’s soccer match. Thankfully I saw 2 of his goals for the team. Sadly they lost the match, and MT was a bit grumpy about that. 19:30 – Went to the farm for a short visit as we were in the neighborhood. MT watched TV as I talked with my parent(s) about everything and that. 21:50 – I realized that our short visit had turned long and we got ready to leave. We saw several deer down in the field (too bad it was too dark to photograph them). Stopped by the store on our way back home. 23:23 – Went for the last walk of the day with Ferdinand. 23:52 – Send in my tax return online. Went upstairs to say good night to MT, but he was already asleep (good thing he has the day off school tomorrow). Stayed up a while surfing the web. So good to have a little bit of time to myself before bed. 01:05 – Good night!

THANKS FOR READING – how was your day?!

Week In The Life 2012 | The Hair Cut

Week In The Life 2012 | Day #4

My 4th day was a Wednesday. Here is a little recap of some of what happened:

The weather today have been rainy. In the early evening I went out to capture some evidence in my garden. It’s not easy to see, but it is raining as I shoot these.

Week In The Life 2012 | Rain

While outside I shot a few photos of my pots of Daffodils. They have been flowering for weeks now.

Week In The Life 2012 | The Daffodils

MT went to football practice tonight, I wanted some photos of him, but the rainy weather was too much to bring my camera out into. So I made him stand by the window to get a few photos of him once we got home. He wasn’t too happy about the arrangements – but let me shoot a few photos.

Week In The Life 2012 | Football Boy

Week In The Life 2012 | Football Boy

He could not help himself for doing a little playing. I was a little bit slow to catch this without the blur (it all happen in just a few seconds) – I love my 9 yr old, and this is a keeper (both the photo and the boy!).

Week In The Life 2012 | 9 Fun

MT took some time to figure out the drawing board I bough him for his new Wii. He found it more fun once he figured out how to do and spent quite a bit of time drawing away.

Week In The Life 2012 | The Drawing Board

Right before bed he decided he was hungry anyway (isn’t that typical), so we made some food and while he ate I read to him from Harry Potter #4. Our evenings are running by so fast these days.

Week In The Life 2012 | Evening Meal

Week In The Life 2012 | Evening Meal + Read

When he was finished upstairs, brushing his teeth and stuff, I read the rest of the chapter for him.

Week In The Life 2012 | The Two of Us

He was the one pushing the shutter button down to set the timer and he decided that he would face the camera and smile. Love when that happens!!

I’m often to be found by my mac book in the evening. Reading. Typing. Editing. Watching. Connecting. I love my laptop.

Week In The Life 2012 | At the keyboard

Me sitting by my work space. Not sure about the new hair cut, wish it was shorter. Feels like it is in that weird place in-between short and long. The place I really don’t love that much. Hm..

All these photos above is from late afternoon and early evening. During the day we were both at work and school, and no photos were taken. MT got home first and waited patiently for me to arrive. We made some easy food (pasta with homemade tomato sauce and minced meat, one of our staples), before MT had to run off for football (soccer) practice. I was tired after a couple of long days at work, and so glad the thing I was supposed to do in evening was canceled because of the rain. Thankful that something good actually came off all that gray and boring weather. ;)

What good things happened to you on Wednesday – or today?!
I’ll be back with more photos and words for Week In The Life shortly. Thanks for coming by!

Week In The Life 2012 | Board Game

Week In The Life 2012 | Day #3

Tuesday was work and school for us. From morning till almost five in the afternoon. I have not taken any photos of that. That is something I decided before I joined in on Week In The Life again this year: I’m not bringing my camera to work, I’m mostly happy about capturing the things we do together. The two of us.

So here is a few snippets from our day. I took fewer photos this day since we both spent so much of our day not together.

First something that happened while we drove home together. I asked how school had been and what they had done during the day. MT told that they had wafels at school – and then he suddenly remembered how his Great Grandma used to make us wafels – ‘and they tasted better than anyone else’s!‘ He haven’t spoken about her for so long and it was so nice listening to all of the other things that he loved about her. And I wholeheartedly agree with him that we miss having her around us (she died 3 years ago, 98 years old and I think it is awesome that he remembers her so well).

I decided this was the day to make a proper dinner. MT loved the thinly sliced carrots. I love the orange color. It tasted delicious and reminded me of dinners at home on the farm (not the carrots, but the other stuff).

Week In The Life 2012 | Dinner

After homework, playing Wii and spending some time outside with his bike. MT still had a few minutes before bedtime and he had nothing to do (that he was allowed to do, since he already had used up his Wii time) – so I challenged him to a board game. That he, off course, won. He’s good at those.

Week In The Life 2012 | Board Game

Week In The Life 2012 | Board Game

I loved all the sunshine/light that fills our living room at this time of year. I used a timer to put my self in the photos too.

Week In The Life 2012 | Board Game

Hope you had a few moments captured of your day as well! Happy snapping :D

PS: I’m planning to get to bed a little bit earlier tonight than the two previous nights. I’m tired. It’s the smart thing to do. See you tomorrow!


Week In The Life 2012 | Wii T

Week In The Life | Day #2 2012

 Day #2 was a MONDAY. I love Mondays because they usually means I have the day off and MT is home early from school. It is a day for both getting things done and getting some rest + quiet. This day, however, I had to go to work, so I didn’t have as much time to run around and capture life as I had yesterday. But the moments I did capture were the big happenings of the day.

Talk and food when he came home from school. He was in such a good mood.

Week In The Life 2012 | Eating & Talking

Even homework and math were easy to plow through today. I love any day like this, fighting over homework are not my favorite way to spend an afternoon.

Week In The Life 2012 | Easy Math

After the food and the homework came the one thing he was the most happy about. Plugging in the Wii and getting to play. With some good help from me, he got it all ready and was super excited when he could turn it on and put the CD in the console.

Week In The Life 2012 | Wii Console

Week In The Life 2012 | Wii Setting Up

Week In The Life 2012 | Wii Plugging In

Week In The Life 2012 | Wii Play

Everything worked. And he even figured how to hold the control(s). Eventually.

Week In The Life 2012 | Wii Time Drawing

This is so much more fun than Playstation’, he said. To be honest I liked what I saw myself and I am not a game player.

Week In The Life 2012 | Wii Play

A little leftover 9 from Sunday. I intended to make a card to my kid for his birthday, but I never got around to it. Think this number will end up on a scrapbook page instead. Or maybe in the Project Life album?!

Love the orange and blue together!

Week In The Life 2012 | Orange Nine

So how was your day?
I was so sure I would have only a few photos, but am pleased to see that this project inspires me to pick up my camera and shoot a few frames when something is happening. I’m so glad about that, because my dslr camera have been collecting dust the last months – and I really do want to capture more of our everyday stuff. Like everyday..! And not all the photos have to be instagram, even though they are a fun and easy way to capture life.

If you want more Week In The Life inspiration, jump over to Ali Edwards‘ blog. Here you can see her photos from Monday.

Hope to see you tomorrow, for Day #3 of Week In The Life.
Already I can tell you there are less photos… Ahem.

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Week In The Life | Day #1 2012

Week In The LifeA very HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOY right before he started his Birthday Treasure Hunt. He looked forward to the celebrations – and the gifts. I loved that it was a Sunday, and I had the day off work. I love birthdays too, and any good excuse for hanging out with this sweet guy, our family and eating cake.

The 9th Birthday | Smile

On his treasure hunt around the house the goal was to gather letters.

The 9th Birthday | The Letter A

Sometimes he had to climb to get high enough.

The 9th Birthday | Stool

Other times he spent precious time searching for things (like a book) in the wrong place, only to suddenly remember where he had seen it and run like crazy to find it. Giving his mama plenty of trouble documenting all the seven stops. Lots of blurry photos. Lots of happiness and laughter.

The 9th Birthday | Searching the bookshelves

After he had found all seven of the letters. He got to find his first gift. He was so eager to rip it apart and see what it was inside. I think he never would have guessed this one, although he had a pretty good guess on the big gift.

The 9th Birthday | First Gift

I can draw on this one? Is it a Wii game? …but I don’t have a Wii…..

The 9th Birthday | The Wii Drawing Tablet

About time he got to work on the letters, and rather quickly (with a little bit of help from me saying it was one word and that one word was two words put together) – he found that the big gift was hidden in the: BATHTUB!

The 9th Birthday | The Word

And a few minutes later he was the very proud owner of his very own BLUE Wii.

The 9th Birthday | The Big Blue Gift

The sad news was that it came from England and we needed an adapter before we could hook it up. He was not so happy with this. But the joy of the blue box (and knowing it would be fixed soon) and the anticipation of his guests arriving in only a few short hours kept him pretty pumped up still.

And a little cake batter helped sweeten things up a little as well.

The 9th Birthday | Making Cake

After his uncle, aunt, cousins and grandparents came we gathered around the table in the kitchen and ate dinner. The plan was to BBQ outside (nothing fancy, just some hot dogs), but the rainy weather made for a change of plans.

The 9th Birthday | The Table

But the rainy weather did not stop MT for wanting to get some help getting a few things down that was stuck on the roof top. His uncle was kind enough to head out in the not so nice condition and rescued not only one ball but four. MT was even more happy than before. THANK YOU UNCLE O!

The 9th Birthday | To the rescue

The 9th Birthday | To the rescue

In the afternoon it was finally time for cake and for some birthday candles. MT got to blow them out (and yes he did blow them all out in one intake of breath) and we all sang Happy Birthday To You so he almost got embarrassed. Almost.

The 9th Birthday | The Birthday Candles

The 9th Birthday | The Birthday Candles

MT wanted jello for his birthday party, and I think he was the single one person that ate the most of it at the party. He was also the one that finished the leftovers today (Monday). The yellow citrus one being his favorite.

The 9th Birthday | Jello

And then, in the evening, after all the guests left and MT got ready for bed, we did what we do most nights. We gathered in the sofa, MT found himself something to draw on and I started reading from our book. Right now we’re a bit longer than half way in Harry Potter #4. It was the perfect ending to a very nice day. And what we needed to find our quiet together. This is one of my most favorite things we do together. Reading books. I hope it’s still a few more years before he gets to old to be read for by his mama. I hope he never stops drawing either, I love this creative side of him – and he is really really good at it too.

The 9th Birthday | Drawing

This was our Day #1 of Week In The Life of 2012. I love having his birthday be the first day of this year’s project. Gave me lots of reason to capture gems from a special day. You can find a few more words about the day here.

How was your day? I wish it had something sweet, something quiet and something fun in it – I think all Sundays should have at least that!

Thanks for reading. Have a GREAT week! And I try to update about day #2 tomorrow.


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