I love photos. Love, love, love photos. I’d love to be a great photographer – someday maybe. So periodically I like to participate in challenges or concepts that get me out taking photos or looking at things in a different way. This week I decided to join in on the Day in the Life photo/memory keeping project, which “officially” took place yesterday (but can be done at any time). Basically, the concept is to take a day and pay particular attention to documenting all the little things throughout the day – the normal and mundane that make up daily life.
I have taken photos for Day in the Life a few times before and have enjoyed the process – and caused my kids to continually ask “why are you taking a photo of THAT?!” 😉 So this time around I remembered to warn the kids and the husband the night before that I was doing a photo project all day and that please just humor me 😉 No complaining, no hiding from the camera, no photo bombing. If the camera comes out and they are doing something, just keep doing it unless I ask them to look at me and smile. And thank goodness – that little bit of prepping them worked wonders this time around.
So here we go – a glimpse into a day in my life right now.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Photos are taken with a combination of my phone and my “big camera.”
Photos taken: 52 on my phone, 193 with the camera. (wow, I hadn’t realized I took that many!) I shared a few of the photos on Instagram throughout the day.
4:45 AM Wake up (yes with the alarm clock – the only time I set the alarm is when I have to wake up this early to go to the gym)
5:00 AM Pick up my friend and head to the gym. Forgot to charge my phone the night before so no gym selfies. I know – disappointing, isn’t it? 😉
6:30 AM Admiring the sunrise on the way home from the gym.
I snuck outside (barefoot!) to grab a few photos before waking up Kaitlyn. Bambi obviously thought she was missing out on the fun.
6:40 AM Prepping kids’ lunchboxes while Kaitlyn grabbed breakfast
7:40 AM Tyler is always ready for school well ahead of time and gets to enjoy a little down time before getting on the bus.
10:00 AM Painting laundry drying racks
1:30 PM Home for lunch. My brother let the horses into the pasture behind the house and I was able to take a few photos of the mini-stampede. (that happens every day. Living back at home on the ranch can be pretty cool.)
2:15 PM Walked the dog
3:00 PM Finally managed to shower and do my hair. Yup, this happens most days. I prefer to get up, get showered and get going with my day but so often lately I have to spend the morning sanding or painting or doing yard work or something.
8:00 PM Yoga before bedtime. We started this a few weeks ago because Kaitlyn kept complaining she was having a hard time sleeping. The yoga really does seem to help.
8:30 PM Family selfie before putting the kids to bed.
9:00 PM Finally time to relax with the husband. Friday Night Lights on Netflix.
10:00 PM Bedtime