I decided it would be fun to capture just a typical day in my life through photos.
These aren't the greatest pictures, and there's so much more that happens in a day than what I'm showing you here, but you get the idea.
Plus, I'm a firm believer that life is in the details. It's the little things in life that mean the most.......and those are the things that I want to remember for always.
I want to remember what Ellie looks like when she first wakes up in the morning, and what we ate for dinner or what our bedtime rituals were like.
So, I spent an entire day capturing these little, insignifigant details.
And while I was a little uneasy toting my nice camera with me all day, I'm so glad that I did!
I will probably do this every once in a while, just for the sake of memories.
So, here is a day in the life:
6:30 am: my alarm goes off. I shower quickly, and when I'm finished.......the monitor is lit up with red dots - Ellie is awake!
7:30 am: Ellie snuggles in our bed while I finish drying my hair and get dressed for work. She eats a little snack and watches Olivia or Franklin on TV
8:30 am: while Ellie eats breakfast at the table, I scurry around the kitchen getting dinner ready in the crockpot and throwing together lunches for us both to take with us for the day.
9:00 am: Aaannnd, we're off!! Driving to the babysitter's house, we sing and dance to our favorite tunes. Our current fave?! Caspar Babypants (and I don't see that changing anytime soon):
9:55 am: In the parking lot at work is where I normally put on my make-up. It sounds silly, I know. But in my car, after the tot has been dropped off for the day, is usually the easiest time to finish getting dolled up for the day.
11:30 am: Today was a potluck day at work. We have these ALL the time, and I really don't mind ;) Cheddar Brocolli soup and artichoke dip hit the spot for a mid-morning snack!
2:00 pm: An afternoon Starbuck's run is usually in order......today is my day to go pick it up. Drinks are bought, shared, and IOU's are always accepted.
3:30 pm: I turn around in my chair and check the status of my favorite tree outside my window at work. Sometimes, you just need to open the window and take a hit of fresh air to keep plugging on with the work day.
7:00 pm: Picked up the tot from my mom's house and it's home at last! Crock pot nights are the best because dinner is literally waiting for me when I get home! Tonight's menu? Beef Stew and hard rolls. Mmmmm comfort food.
7:30 pm: Ellie eats dinner with my mom before I pick her up to go home, but she gets a "second dinner" with us! Sometimes she eats it, sometimes she doesn't.
8:00 pm: Bathtime is complete, and now there's just enough time for a little coloring before bed. Seriously, this girl loves to color!
8:30 pm: Some nights Scott is home for dinner, and other nights he gets home late. But he is almost always home in time for bedtime, and tooth-brushing is his deal. I was only allowed in to get a picture of my two monkeys.
And, it's lights out for Ellie!
9:00 pm: Bedtime for baby equals work time for momma! One load of diapers, ready to wash!
9:30 pm: Time to craft and fill some etsy orders while I catch up on my favorite trashy TV shows. On tonight's roster: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Sister Wives.
11:00 pm: I finish off the night with some computer time: blogging, photo editing, answering e-mails, and updating my etsy shop.
Seriously, i'm exhausted. But? I love, love, love this crazy busy life!
I always wish for more hours in a day. More hours to play with Ellie, more hours to snuggle with Scott, more hours to be a good daughter, friend, sister, co-worker. More hours to be a successful blogger, photographer, crafter.
My life is FULL but I wouldn't have it any other way!