A Day in the Life of… 2017

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Welcome to the 7th Annual “A Day in the Life of…” photography project!

Every year on January 18th I take one picture every hour from the moment I wake up until I go to bed that night. I end up taking pictures of the ordinary – supper prep, cranky kids, trips the library, a cup of coffee, my computer screen.

These ordinary pictures are actually quite extraordinary. They are my everyday. They are my here and my now. They are a day in my life.

I feel like I’ve given myself an amazing gift to be able to look back at a typical day from the past years and see the changes from year to year. The gift of being able to see the extraordinary in my everyday routine because the truth is simple: today’s routine will not be the same for long. My children will grow. My jobs will change. These routines will not remain.

This year January 18th was extra special because it was also my due date! I usually share my Day in the Life photos in February, but I blame my extreme delay this year on little Isaac’s arrival.

A Day in the Life of Rebekah – January 18, 2017

800 AM

8:00 AM – Grace and Noah are eating breakfast at “the little table” just like they do most mornings.

900 AM

9:00 AM – I am dropping Noah off at preschool. He goes every week on Monday and Wednesday mornings. It is always a rush to get him there on time after dropping off Grace.

1000 AM

10:00 AM – I am enjoying breakfast at my church’s moms’ group.

1100 AM

11:00 AM – Today is extra significant because it is my due date! (Still at church.)

1200 PM

12:00 PM – I am home from picking up Noah at preschool. To help me stay focused these days, I’m writing out a daily to-do list.

100 PM

1:00 PM – I am forcing myself to make supper tonight. We are having tomato basil parmesan soup. Meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking are a challenge when you never know when you’ll be in labor.

200 PM

2:00 PM – It is the glorious hour of quiet time! I’m laying on the couch with the 40 week baby bump propped up with pillows. Time to indulge in some Netflix! My current binge is the 90210 remake.

300 PM

3:00 PM – Quiet time is over, and Noah is enjoying some tablet time. We are about to leave to pick up Grace from school.

400 PM

4:00 PM – I am attempting to organize the nursing and changing table. It isn’t that bad, but clearly I can’t change a diaper here with it in this condition.

500 PM

5:00 PM – Grace is keeping me company while I pack up Noah’s outgrown clothes, which I was collecting in the toybox. I also put some things in my “nursing basket.” I’ll keep this basket filled with diapers, wipes, nursing pads, and burp cloths next to me on the couch or in bed once the baby is here.

600 PM

6:00 PM – Supper time!

700 PM

7:00 PM – We went to Dairy Queen for blizzards. Everything was half price today, and I had a gift card. It was a frugal girl’s dream.

800 PM

8:00 PM – Bedtime cuddles.

900 PM

9:00 PM – I know this is the lamest picture, but I am obsessed with this Cooking Fever game. Today’s hourly glimpse into my life wouldn’t be complete without it.

1000 PM

10:00 PM – It is time for my prenatal vitamin and final drink of water for the day. It is a nightly struggle to drink enough, yet not wake up a million times to go the bathroom.

Take a peek back in time!

Thank you for sharing a day in my life!

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  1. Loved seeing a glimpse in to your life and what a great idea for all of us. I’ve participated in Laura Tremaine’s Instagram day in the life thingy, but doing it just for myself, once a year is a great idea, too. Having a camera on my phone continues to amaze me with the possibilities for stuff like this.

    Sunday I wrote a note to myself on my church bulletin to send a get well (she just had the flu) card to a wonderful senior citizen in our church – she and her husband introduced me to my husband 15 years ago!!! Later that afternoon, we heard she got up for lunch and then passed peacefully away during her afternoon nap. I snapped a picture of the bulletin with the reminder note…. as a reminder of how fleeting life is. How we should send that card NOW. And I can also look back at that picture and remember the day we heard Dorothy left us.

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