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a day in my life (january)

I have been wanting to do “a day in my life” project for some time now. Some support from fellow blogging friends, an iphone, inspiration from the master mom of documenting the everyday, and the guilt of doing a horrible job desire to do a better job at recording the life of my family… and here I am.

The ladies participating in this blog circle with me are friends of mine, both new and old (though none of us are old.)  I’m happy to reconnect with a high school friend and church and military friends who have come and gone. I’m looking forward to getting to know better some new friends that I have met through the online blogging world.  And hooray for my sis-in-law (who is also my friend) joining the fun. Our plan is to take lots of photos on an assigned day each month and then post 14 (or so) images on the 24th.

January 16th proved to be a fairly typical weekday for our family…


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Among other things, today included early morning wake-ups for Olivia (seminary/scripture study for teens before school,) and Paul (to catch the middle school bus.)  Then it’s time to do a few chores that didn’t get done the day before- like laundry and dishes.  Faith and Seth rise about 7 and we scramble to dress, make breakfast and lunches and usually get in a little screen time if ready to go before 8am.  Then it’s me, myself and I for a few hours.  Today I took a pit-stop at a lovely park nearby to get some scenic shots.  I’m a little jealous of the gorgeous winter photography I’ve been seeing online, and well… you gotta just go with what you’ve got, right?  Not much snow to speak of, but I suppose there is beauty to be found in just a few flakes as well as in billions.  Not included in this post (nor on my camera) are shots of me staring at the computer screen for long periods of time working on something most likely TCM (or Facebook) related.  An afternoon nap centers me to be ready for the hustle and bustle of the after school crowd.  Then it’s homework  (I think the photo of Olivia above is actually her pretending to do homework,)  dinner, more chores, a little dog walking and then my favorite part of the evening… reading before bed.  We were happy that Dave returned this evening from a little Army trip to GA.  Faith left him a note on some Recess peanut butter cups saying “welcome home.  please give me 5.”  Love my family!

I invite you to follow our blog circle by visiting a wonderful writer and thoughtful mother Samantha of My Three Sons blog.  What is a day in her life like?


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January 24, 2014 - 8:14 am

Jenn Ovenshire - Love all the photos! Yay for the start of this project, I’m so excited for the rest of the year!

January 24, 2014 - 10:13 am

Kristina Knight - Busy momma, indeed! I loved, loved your nature pics, Clair, you have such a gift!

January 24, 2014 - 10:34 am

Jhona O. - Phew, phew, phew! I love the way you did this. Thanks again for putting this together. It is so fun to peek into your day and see your life from your perspective. Beautiful kids, beautiful kitty and beautiful frosty leaves. Have a fantastic weekend!

January 24, 2014 - 10:46 am

Sara - Love the picks. Miss your family!!
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January 24, 2014 - 4:15 pm


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