Corinne, Emily and I have been in awe of Rachel’s Week in the Life series and it got us thinking. Why not do a day in the life series? We decided to take photos on Wednesday (Emily did Thursday) and we documented our days from three different locations: Victoria, Seattle, and Kathmandu. Enjoy!


The alarm goes off at 6:10 am. I realize at 6:20 am that today is the THE day to start the day in the life series so I grab a screen shot of the alarm settings.


After showering and getting dressed my routine includes: take vitamins, throw some gel in my hair, and put on makeup. So a couple of notes here. 1. Yes, I use Herbal Essences in my hair and YES my hair stylist would probably BAWK at that… but it works. 2. My makeup needs to be replaced. THE STATE of it. I haven’t really paid much attention to it before, but now that I am photographing my daily routine, I am slightly embarrassed.


…and ready to start the day.


Head on downstairs to make oatmeal. We have it every morning. I make 1.5 cups of oatmeal with frozen berries for Ryder, Jeff, and I.


My least favorite chore. Emptying the dishwasher.


Ryder’s lunch. Admittedly it looks slightly unappetizing. BUT it is very healthy. Corn, potatoes, and leftover tofu enchiladas.


I run upstairs to pop in and say hi to Jeff. He has been awake since 5 am and on the bike. This is his routine (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings).


It’s 6:45 and time to get Ryder. I walk in, turn on the lights, and he is clearly blinded by the paparazzi entering the room!


Minor freakout when we get downstairs that I don’t have his bottle ready. Relieved when I finally get my act together and give him the bottle.


Time to sit down and eat breakfast. Mine on the left, Ryder’s on the right. Coffee in hand. Jeff still on the bike.


Ryder is in the car seat and we are ready to roll to do the daycare drop off. He is clearly wondering why the paparazzi is following him to school this morning.


Heading on in to daycare. Ryder likes to walk in.


Jeff and I arrive at work. Yup that is our view from the car park. LOVELY. (and yes, we work at the same place- Royal Roads University)


Yup that’ right. There is a castle on our campus. We don’t work in the castle, but it’s a pretty awesome sight to walk by each morning.


Well look who is in the office next to mine?! That will be another blog post one day. Working in the same department as your partner.


It’s 8:00 am. (Yes all of the above happened between 6:10 and 8:00 am- PHEW). Love that this cutie greets me every morning when I turn on my computer.


First meeting of the morning is with ETUG via Collaborate. (Meeting attendees join in from all over British Columbia).


Take a wee break and check in with the blogs I follow.


Check emails. Sometimes my day feels like it is all about email. And yes, that is a small lava lamp on my desk.


…another meeting via Skype.


Make a to do list for the day. Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused in between meetings.


Jeff and I have to run out at lunch to get the car insured. Check!


…and a quick stop at the grocery store.

IMG_3106Head back to the office and quickly eat lunch. Have to head off to another meeting.


 Another meeting, but the view is spectacular from our meeting room in the castle. We all work on a collaborative document- thank you Google Docs.


It’s the end of the workday and Jeff gets his gear on to run home from work. He is super impressed to be in yet another photo :) I head to the car to pick up Ryder from daycare.

IMG_3115Pick up Ryder and he is less than enthused that I have taken him out of school. He loves it there!

IMG_3116We get home and I “bribe” Ryder with hummus and milk. It’s our after school snack time.

IMG_3117Ryder wants to snuggle with me so I decide to take some selfies.

IMG_3120Dinner time. Wednesday nights we eat early at like 5:00 pm- it’s a run club night for me. Thankfully we have AWESOME leftovers. (Thanks Jeff) Curry and rice. Yum.

IMG_3122As we finish up dinner, Emily Facetimes us from Nepal! Love that we get to chat with her daily.

IMG_3124 Jeff is home from his run and now it’s time for me to head to run club. 6:00 pm start and I just love it.

IMG_3125I say good bye to Ryder but he is too pre-occupied with his Alpha Bugs book. Jeff takes care of the night time routine so I can run. It’s a good balance for us.

nightGet home at about 7:45 and quickly shower and throw on my pajamas.

IMG_3137Jeff and I always have something to eat before bed. He has oatmeal and a protein shake and I have mixed berries. We sit down and catch up on the day, I start editing some photos and then we head up to bed.


I settle into bed with my Kindle. Loving this book “Sutton”. 

And then we are both asleep by 9:30 pm. Ready to start another day!


Day in the life

6 thoughts on “Day in the life

  1. Love that you did this project, Amanda! Big thumbs up for Herbal Essences hair gel and for hummus and oatmeal! Your campus is totally gorgeous.

    Love the pics of sweet Ryder in his crib and of Jeff’s “I-am-so-over-having-my-picture-taken face.” I get that a lot around here, too. ;)


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