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Ali Edwards Design Inc. | Weblog: Week In The Life™ 2023


Welcome to Sunday in Week In The Life™ 2023. 

As I sit her and look again by means of the images I did tackle Sunday, I am reminded that that is “my” Sunday story. I wish to say issues like “not all Sunday’s seem like this” however I may in all probability say that each Sunday even once I’m at house. Ebbs and flows and seasons and the stuff of life simply retains occurring throughout us. 

That is what it’s. And I am documenting + celebrating it for merely being that. 

Additionally, thanks for becoming a member of me on this journey this yr. I hope you loved your expertise of documenting your week! I will be taking a pair days off after which begin the method of bringing my images and phrases in my album. I will share extra on that right here as soon as I get began. If you would like a deeper dive into the processes associated to Week In The Life™ ensure that to take a look at our Storytelling With Week In The Life™ workshop right here

Here is a take a look at my Sunday: 

Sunday began with an early get up in our resort room for Day Two of the volleyball match.

Membership volleyball round right here begins with strive outs in November/December after which runs from January to Could. It is a massive dedication for teenagers + households and the upper degree that you just play the extra dedication is required. It takes time for groups to gel collectively and it has been actually cool watching Anna’s crew coming collectively. 

This match for her was much like others this yr: some superior wins and a few powerful losses. 

The factor I liked essentially the most watching Anna this weekend is just how a lot she’s improved her power and stamina during the last yr. It is a mixture of getting older, arduous work, and coaching. 

It is also so much. 

A number of noise. A number of vitality. A number of feelings. A number of expectations (self-imposed and no matter you assume different’s predict of you). A number of enjoyable. A number of laughter. A number of sitting round and ready for the subsequent match. There are 25 volleyball matches occurring concurrently in two large rooms in an expo middle. 

Audrey’s crew performed within the afternoon wave so she and her Mother (who took this picture) came to visit to catch one among Anna’s final matches. I braided her hair much like how I did Anna’s with half French braids.  

This picture is us: a blended household that each one reveals up for the children after we can. Regularly grateful for {our relationships} with each other. 

The ladies are our solely children taking part in a aggressive sport. I are inclined to get actually into it. I like watching them play. I like seeing them make connections between their our bodies and their psychological health. I like seeing them cheer one another on by means of the highs + lows. 

I had a lot enjoyable bringing my Canon 6D with me. More often than not just lately I’ve simply been taking images with my telephone for nearly the whole lot. I liked attending to play with my digicam this previous week and weekend, particularly utilizing the burst mode with these sports activities images. 

I am fairly positive I wish to begin utilizing this digicam once more extra for on a regular basis life images. 

So many ideas about competitors. So many ideas about relationships. So many ideas concerning the psychological sport that co-exists proper alongside the bodily sport.

When you work together with teenagers in any approach I might love to ask you to take time to look them within the eye + inform them what you see they’re good at of their life proper now. Allow them to know, out loud, that you just see them. You see them doing the factor. You see them exhibiting up. You see them working arduous. You see their creativity. You see how they’re studying. You see them being a very good pal. You see them saying a kindness. You see them put that dish within the dishwasher. You see them making a sensible choice. You see them not attending to do what they could wish to do + nonetheless having a very good perspective. You see them choosing themself up and attempting once more. 

There’s lots of corrections on this season of life for these children: some vital + some that basically must be stated alongside issues that construct them up and acknowledge the items which can be constructive. Always correcting with out acknowledging the great things (verbally telling them you see them doing the issues) can simply result in the creation of tales that do not mirror the totality of every particular person particular person. We’re all greater than the errors we make or the issues/abilities we merely have not discovered but. 

Let’s assist them write inner tales (the tales they inform themselves about themselves) that embrace that the issues they do “proper” and never simply the issues they could must work on. 

My Mother was at all times actually good at this. 

Everybody needs to be seen for the totality of who they’re. 

I significantly really feel so fortunate that I get to overlap chapters of life with these two.

Anna and I hit the highway after her crew accomplished their matches. We had been each fairly exhausted and able to get house. 


  • Me being the hype particular person for Anna’s crew. 14 yr previous ladies will be actually arduous on themselves and I am on a mission to pump them up + remind them that they’re on the market as a result of they really like volleyball. 
  • Audrey received her first ace (her Mother received it on video) which all of us celebrated. 
  • Pulling over on to get a espresso at 4pm on the drive house from Portland as a result of I used to be getting so drained. 
  • Coming house and principally getting straight into the bathtub after which straight into mattress (I did do a fast stroll across the yard with Betty to see what was occurring on the market whereas I used to be away). I used to be exhausted with a raging sore throat (might be the cheering + might be the chilly that the children have began passing round). We watched the latest episode of Succession after which I used to be out. 

It is possible I will fill in a number of holes for Sunday with some normal photographs round the home. We’ll see how I really feel as soon as I get to Sunday in my album. 





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