Week In The Life : Tuesday

Hey there, how's it going? 

Yesterday I took 128 photos (on Monday I took 92). Will I use them all? NO WAY. Many of them are repeats or different angles or blurry or trial images of the same subject. Next week, when I put the album together, I will go through each day and select the ones that best tell the story.

Any photos that don't make it into the album may be used to tell other stories in my regular scrapbooks. Maybe. And maybe not. One of the beautiful things about this project is that the photos themselves bring up other stories you may have been wanting to tell or you'll find things that are important to you that hold stories that you should tell. 

I would love for you to share links to your favorite photo taken so far in the comments section. If you don't have a link you can just describe the shot and tell why you love it. There is magic in this process of capturing your everyday life.

I also wanted to re-post another of my favorite quotes about everyday life. This one's from Anna Quindlen:

..but the biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while
doing this. I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly
clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There
is one picture of the three on them sitting in the grass on a quilt in
the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages 6, 4, and 1. And I
wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how
they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I
had not been in a hurry to get on to the next things: dinner, bath,
book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the
getting it done a little less.

I hope you have a great day today and I hope you roll with this process. Maybe you will write more or less today or maybe you will take a 100 photos or just a few - whatever you collect is just right and will give a peek into your daily life in April 2010.

Enjoy your Wednesday. 

Here's a look at some of my favorite photos from Tuesday:
















My journaling today was handwritten on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper. I jotted down times & activities throughout the day. I'll post it next week when I show how I put my album together. I'm thinking I might just slip it into a page protector as a new page for Tuesday...


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  1. Jen D says…

    Ali- I can't thank you enough for this project. I am loving it. I will be ending my maternity leave next week and going back to work, so for me it's been such a wonderful way to document this special time with my girls.
    Here are two of my favorite shots so far:
    Thanks again!

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  2. Ali Edwards says…

    Totally. I don't feel fake because it's still what I/we are doing at the time. I do run back and get in my spot...and I think you do get used to it after awhile. And if this is what it takes to make sure I'm represented in our story I'm cool with that :).

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  3. Ali Edwards says…

    The everyday stuff is the interesting stuff :).

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  4. Pat Rex says…

    Check out how cool I was getting a ticket

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  5. AnyaL says…

    My favorite photo is on by blog (last post) It's the only one there right now. I love how it captures the connection between siblings. You can see it here - http://specialmoments2me.blogspot.com/
    Love seing your pictures. They remind me of all the stuff I never thought of capturing, but which are essential part of our lifes.

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  6. Beth Holmes says…

    Here's my favorite photo from today.
    I was resting while gardening, with my dog on my lap and just held the photo up above us and took random photos.
    Thanks for all the inspiration Ali! And for reminding us how sacred the everyday is!

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  7. sally griswold says…

    HI Ali!
    I know you've probably answered this a BaZillion times, lol, but how do you get the shots with you in them? btw, I can totally relate with your post about balancing being a work at home mom. I also work in the scrap industry (product designer) and have a busy husband (a pastor) so I know the ups and downs of these things ;-) thanks for sharing your life with us!

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  8. llevisy says…

    I am enjoying putting my week together!

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