Week in the Life 2018. Monday.

Week in the Life is, by far, my most favorite memory keeping project.  If I could only pick one project to do from here on out, this would be it.  These are the albums I pull out time and time again and I absolutely love being transported back and recalling the details that made up our days during that week in our life.

My plan for this year…

I want to say, “Remember when we lived in our apartment?”  And I want to be able to look back and really remember our time here.  These past nine months have been a pivotal part of our story.  It has been a leap of faith.   A step toward a new beginning.  My focus this week will be on enjoying this “in between” year.  I want to capture the sense of adventure & the hope for the future that we feel right now.

Monday words + photos…

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1.  This girl is always bright eyed and has a smile on her face in the morning.  2.  Waking up is not Finn’s favorite part of the day.  I feel you, buddy.  3.  Headed to school.  She races to the car every morning.  4.  It is Red, White & Blue Day today.  He says “thumbs down” but he loves being at school with his friends.  5.  After school pick-up.  They are sweaty & flushed, but smiling.  6.  Headed to the Sprint store to upgrade my phone.  Hello, 8 Plus.  Better camera, larger screen to watch my Insta Stories, and a phone that doesn’t randomly shut off on me.  I debated getting a DSLR since mine died a couple years ago, but went with this instead.  7.  Math homework.  So proud of this boy & how much effort he puts into his math.  He doesn’t love it, but he has worked hard & rocked it this year.  8.  Tacos & Kale Salad for dinner, minus the kale for the kids.  They raved and asked for leftovers in their lunch tomorrow.  Small wins.  I’ll take them!  9.  Homework for her.  Planning out her timeline project.  This girl.  Give her a pen & paper and she’s good.   10.  We did it.  Made it through homework and this mama is ready for bed.

Thoughts on today….

So many things to cross off.  So much helping with homework tonight.  I worry about a year or two from now when they actually have real homework.  The day went by in a blur and as much as I wanted to slow down, it just was one of those days.  To bed early tonight because we have been SO anxiously awaiting tomorrow.  Praying that it plays out in real life like it has been in my mind.

Maybe the “good stuff” isn’t ahead or behind us.  Maybe it’s somewhere in between.  Right in the midst of this moment, here and now.

 – Jeff Goins

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