Week In The Life 2017 | Thursday Words + Photos

by Lindsey on April 21, 2017

in Memory Keeping

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’m participating in Ali Edwards’ Week in the Life! I’m super excited, as this is the first time I’m putting real effort into completing this project. I think it will be awesome to have a mini album that showcases what our life looks like right now, especially since Althea is growing up TOO fast, and things will be so different at this time next year! In an effort to keep things organized, and so I don’t forget the details when I go to put my album together next week, I’ve decided to post about each day here! I hope you enjoy a little peek inside our day-to-day life, beyond what we’d normally post on Social Media :)

Thursday Reflections

Justin went for an early run, so I was in charge of drop off today. I didn’t know what time to show up, and Tammy was already gone taking the other kids to school, so I got a chance to just chill with Thea for a few minutes, and listen to the Coffee and Crumbs podcast. I see the type of neighborhood we hope to live in someday. I see somewhere to walk right outside the door and an area where kids can play without worrying about cars flying by.  We love our house but hate our location. We can’t wait to move somewhere more like this.

Taking a work call from the road on the way home from dropping off the bird. I see work-life balance and productivity. I see convenience and safety. I’ll never own another car without Bluetooth. 

Jut and I spent some time planning how to use our vacation days this year. Looking forward to two beach trips, a long weekend for our 5th Anniversary, two weddings, and a few other random days off. I see family time and just-us time. I see my type A personality shining.

Thursdays are always the busiest, with hours of back-to-back meetings. I see boredom and multi-tasking. I see third-day hair and smudged glasses. I see real life.

Our house is right in the middle of a gorgeous day and a torrential downpour. We can hear thunder coming from the front, and birds chirping in the back. Then Tammy sent me a photo of the intense hail that happened where Thea is today. (She, of course, slept right through it!) We thought it was headed our way, but instead, it only rained for about 10 minutes here. I see the beauty in both the sunshine and the rain.

Lunch time yogacamp started in extended child’s pose, which is exactly what my body needed today. Still feeling kind of tight, so might look for another session of good stretches to do later tonight. I see much-needed rest. I see vulnerability, but also strength and stability.


The Pathfinder is getting an oil change, so I’m driving the Charger to pick up Baby Bird. I see a car I hate to drive and avoid if I can help it. I see one of two safe vehicles we are lucky to have that get us where we need to go.

Waiting to pick up the next round of infertility meds. Some may wonder why I choose to document this difficult journey (again), but I see this as a time full of Hope that may end with a Miracle, and that’s worth remembering. And if Althea is the only child we get, we will be a perfectly complete family of three 💕

Jut was cooking when we got home! It smells so good, and we’re excited for the first grilled dinner of the season! I see a delicious meal. I see a man who cares for his family and tends to our needs. I see how much he loves us.

Spring might just be Althea’s favorite season. I see a girl who loves being outdoors, and who’s growing up way too fast.

Bath time happens every couple nights around here, and most of the time she loves it. Tonight, however, not so much. I see a girl who’s more tired than she wants us to believe. I see a girl who doesn’t like to be told no. I see a girl who five seconds later had a huge beautiful grin that beautiful grumpy face.

I might be pulling an all-nighter for the first time in 10 years because I don’t feel prepared for this test at all. I considered rescheduling, but I really just want to get it over with and move on with my life. I see self-doubt, fear, and anxiety. I see a girl who rarely meets her own expectations. I see a girl who’s much more ready than she’d ever give herself credit for.

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