Day In The Life™ Photos + Words | March 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I played along with Ali Edwards yesterday and captured our day in the life.  I only pulled out my iPhone, but would love to challenge myself sometime between April-June to do another day in the life with my dslr.


5:30 AM // My phone alarm went off softly and I hit snooze.  Anders was already snuggled between Jason and I since 4AM.  Slow morning feel.  I got up and crawled into Anders's empty bed to check my email, Instagram and Facebook accounts.  Typically I try to just get up and get going, but again, slow morning feel.

5:40 AM // Turn on our closet light to softly light the room so I can start getting ready.

5:43 AM // Check the weather as I try to decide what to wear.

5:54 AM // Anders wakes up, comes to me as I get ready.  He is sleepy.  He asks me to make him rice.  Very strange request.  I put him back in our bed and turn on The Lion Guard.

6:30 AM // I leave the house.  Stop at McDonald's for an iced coffee as I make my way to the train station.

7:00 AM // Catch the train to work.

7:22 AM // Walk into my messy office.

Day is full of meetings and working on my team's annual performance reviews.  Leftovers for lunch at my desk.  The day feels good.

3:30 PM // We leave the office early to go to a coworker's Goodbye Happy Hour.

5:00 PM // Catch the train home.

5:55 PM // Home starting dinner.  Going through the mail.  Reading about Anders's day at school on his daily recap.  He has a belly ache.

6:15 PM // Eating dinner.  Chicken and rice for him, chicken salads for us.

6:35 PM // Blue eats dinner too.

7:05 PM // Relaxing bath for me while I watch AYITM photo critique.

7:15 PM // Conversations on how we will cover the next day if Anders is sick.  His belly is still hurting.

7:30 PM // PJs on. Thirty mins of the Lego movie in our bed. Fluids.

8:15 PM // Lights out early.  I'm exhausted tonight.

The Good Dinosaur

Saturday, December 12, 2015

It might be a dark and grainy photo, but adventures to the movie theater are becoming a favorite family activity.  We went to see The Good Dinosaur, and although I don't know that it was the best Disney movie, it still was cute and entertaining.  I do think the show was a little dark and scary at a few points.  That said, the little guy hasn't stopped talking about dinosaurs since so the scary parts weren't really a lasting concern.

This Year's Card

Thursday, December 10, 2015

I know I had some problems with Shutterfly this past fall, and actually recently had another shipping issue, but I've always been pleased with their cards and address labels.  This year I used up all our Pampers points that I had been collecting since the little guy was born and cashed in on free holiday cards.  Now that the cards are in the mail making their way across the country I thought I would post them here.

Jelly Stone Park Lights

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

I bought a Groupon for a Light Show down in Larkspur at Jelly Stone campground.  For $10 we were able to stay in the warm and toasty car and drive through the campgrounds that had been decorated for the season.  I would say it was worth the $10 Groupon buy, but probably not the full price $20 admission for the car.  The little guy has been very into the light displays on the houses, but I think he was somewhat confused by the drive down to Larkspur to see lights when we could just see them in our neighborhood.  The lights at the show were synced to music on a dedicated radio station.