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On March 29, 2016 I joined Ali Edwards in recording my day. I like it as an excuse to use my “big” camera more but decided to use my new toy to get used to it a little more. I’ve already started working on my mini album but we’re headed out of town so I’ll finish it up when I get back. I ended up with 50 total images from my day.

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

5am wakeup because Jared was getting ready / 6:30am drag myself out of bed to let Kona out (Chance is still sleeping)

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

6:45am Thankful I cleaned the kitchen the night before and also thankful for coffee

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

7am Chance decides to wake up so I walked outside with him to check out the cloudy weather / 7:15am starting work on the couch

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

7:30am Parker wakes up and immediately picks up the Nerf gun he got in his Easter basket (the boys have been playing with them non stop since Sunday). Chance hops up on the couch next to me.

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

8am Parker is mastering his gear ball and I’m hungry so I put the last 4 Trader Joes hash browns into the oven.

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

8:15 am Parker turns on his fish tank light and chats non stop about things he sees inside or what he read up on the night before. I take my vitamins.

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

8:30am I eat my hash brown and attempt to wake up Colton for the first time.

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

8:45am a look into my room and making a mental note to finally put away that laundry (it doesn’t happen) the things on the ground are dog toys they’ve dragged in to get us to play. Finally get Colton out of bed.

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

9am both boys are getting started on school. Most of Colton’s curriculum is online and Parker’s is textbook.

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

9:30am loading photos that I hadn’t from the day before / 10am checking the taxes I did over the weekend only to realize they were denied because I used the wrong pin numbers when submitting (that’s all fixed now)

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

10am Jared had come back for a bit and made sausage and eggs since hash browns wasn’t much of a breakfast. 10:30am the dogs decided that I was working too much already this morning.

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

10:50am the boys are hard to keep on task today and keep doing anything but what they’re supposed to. Kona keeps kicking a ball into the corner of the room and then crawling underneath the table to get it.

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

10:55am Chance makes loud (but cute) noises so I know that he wants to go outside to check out the birds that are on the grass. 11:10am I photograph a couple of different things for blog posts coming up.

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

11:20am and I finally get in the shower. I have things to do so decide to go for some dry shampoo today instead of full on washing my hair.

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

11:40 after getting ready I realize that I need to send back the clothes I didn’t want from my latest Trendsend box. 11:45am help Colton with a new concept in math.

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

12:05am I head out to Target and notice that our agave plant is still growing this huge stalk. I am usually singing in the car 😉

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

12:15pm make my usual round in Target to grab things I needed and a few things I wanted.

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

1:18pm eating a lunch I picked up at Target while the boys make leftovers. 1:40pm Back to work – scheduling/drafting/creating ideas

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

2:20pm I’m draining fast (went to bed super late the night before and woke up early) so I decide to take a nap. I leave the curtains open so my body knows it’s still day time. 3pm I wake up to see that someone decided to take a nap with me (the dogs aren’t allowed up on the bed at night but we give them a little more freedom during the day).

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

3:05pm I pull out some supplies for my Day in the Life mini album 3:20pm the boys are shooting each other with Nerf guns instead of finishing up school (Parker is done but Colton is not yet).

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

4pm Parker loads and starts the dishwasher and then has me look at something in his fish tank.

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

5pm Jared is home and we’re already off. The boys play Heads Up in the backseat (where the paper towels still are from my Target run earlier)

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

5:15pm we decide on Wildflower Bread Company for dinner but get it to go. Jared and I get soup + sandwich (mine has no bread). Parker gets potato cream cheese soup in a bread bowl and Colton gets a pb&j.

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

7pm we have a church gathering at a friend’s house with great conversations and lots of laughs. I love getting to see my nieces at least once a week. She loves her “Auntie”!

Allison Waken - All for the Memories Day in the Life

7:30pm the best photo I could get / 9:30pm everyone is on the couch (Colton is hiding behind Jared) Parker is showing Jared some acropora coral he wants to add to his tank. We got to bed around 10:30pm and watched the latest episode of Scandal before going to sleep.

I didn’t take notes throughout the day (but it was recent enough that I can recall (or as the kids to recall) details. Now that I have my notes “written” down I can get to creating my mini. I want to do this again and show you an example in a digital book but since I already started my mini I’ll finish with that! Did you do Day in the Life this year? I’d love to see your photos!

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Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.

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