Up at 7:30 a.m. for spin class. Third spin class of the week. Can you tell I love spin class?

At spin class, regale classmates with the story of my bike incident and banged up knee.

Come home, shower, family breakfast. Leftover bagels and scrambled eggs. Kate gobbles down about eight mini pancakes. Play around, go for a walk. Come home, take Dan’s bike in to get tuned up, so he can join Kate and I on biking adventures. Find ourselves pleasantly surprised at the tune up cost.

At home, Dan plays with Kate in my office while I work on Saturday’s Week in the Life post. Laugh at the images I captured on camera. Dan puts Kate down for a nap, I start work. I like to work each day. I am not really one for taking “time off.” I get all anxious about catching up. Life seems much more manageable when taken in bite sized chunks. Not that I never take breaks. Oh yes, I take breaks. But I prefer to work some each day to keep my To Do list at bay. Plus, I am fortunate to work on a pretty flexible basis, so I can do my mom-thing and work-thing. Mostly. Everyday is a balance.

Click click away, doing my computer work. Kate wakes up from her nap. Feed her copious amounts of Teddy Grahams.

My parents stop over to play with Kate in her pool. This only grandchild thing is really working for Kate. And it’s nice that my parents (and Dan’s parents) live just 15 minutes away and can stop by on a random Sunday to watch Kate splash in her pool.

Say good bye to the Grandparents. Put away laundry. Why does laundry keep piling up? Seriously. Never ending. Think about what I need to accomplish next week. Write up my To Do list.

Dan needs to work tonight, so I am on my own. Think about what I want for dinner. Look forward to watching the new season of Project Runway on my DVR while eating cereal on the couch with Mac Book in hand after Kate goes to bed. Finish up my Sunday Week in the Life post. Can’t believe I documented an entire week.

Observations: I found this project completely worthwhile. Documenting the bits and pieces of the things we do each day painted a picture of our life I rarely see with all the comings and goings.

Thank you for reading this series. I just ordered my prints, so look for a Week in the Life scrapbook project in coming weeks. Please leave a comment with any questions about Week in the Life, and I will answer in the comments. Now, here goes another week.


Sarah is a thiry-something wife to an engineer and mother of three. She loves teaching aerobic and cycling classes, learning to shoot with her DSLR in manual mode, and drinking coffee.