last week for heidi swapp i created a memory file using her new MixedCompany collection.
it's a sweet collection.
the colors and pattern are swoon worthy indeed.
and can you stand the glitter letters?
there are lots of details on that blog post as to how this project was created.
here today i simply want to reflect.
my approach to this assignment was to take a look at a week in our life.
i sort of became caught up on the #witl bandwagon.
well...just a little.
my life right now is so much about staying ahead.
being ready for the next thing.
i got a pre schooler in the house.
as well as a senior with a full time schedule of dual enrollment gone everyday. (i am not use to that)
a high schooler home part time.
and two in betweeners who are both struggling readers.
living in the moment can be at times unattainable.
let's not talk about all my creative pursuits that i love so much and keep me sane, actually.
so my approach to week in the life was to try and take a few more photos.
it was not an all out crazy mode of carrying the dslr to the grocery and capturing how much peaches were this week.
for some that is great...
for me...not so much.
our week life is based mostly at home.
eating breakfast together.
planning the rest of the week.
catching the 'baby' playing on the floor as he loves so much.
capturing my daughter doing math drills...that she loves so much (not!).
these simple, almost forgotten photos will be gold to me in a matter of a few years.
the toddler and his second breakfast with his dad who is home tue mornings.
the antics of that high schooler with her littlest brother whom she adores.
capturing huge clouds coming in that were to be the beginning of horrible floods in our state.
our tuesday lunch on campus while sissy takes an algebra class.
these are not life stopping photos.
but they are our story.
not huge captures.
but i did write.
and i wrote a lot.
i made that the priority of the day.
i should of taken a photo of the notes in my planner as i simply jotted down thoughts and happenings right when i was in that moment.
people often ask me why i bother to add all the extras.
to me, making it pretty, ensures that people will be drawn in by the pretty stuff and take time to read the meaningful stuff.
to me, the paper and embellishments are my love added to these photos and words about people i love.
to me, life can be hard. and right now it is really hard for this family. so i take extra time to make what i can beautiful.
i can't change the world, but i can change that which is in my realm.
and i do that one day at a time.
one week at a time.
and pray God blesses the rest.