Week In The Life 2018

Last week, I participated in Week In the Life, started by Ali Edwards.  I have completed this project every year since 2013, and I love to look back at my albums at how much my "normal" has changed.

This year, I wanted to be an observer of my life.  Instead of telling "all of the stories" I wanted to concentrate on telling one story for each day.  I thought this would be appropriate since I have chosen to use a 3x8 album to document my week. 

Here are my photos + words from last week.

 Azzari Jarrett | Week In The Life

MONDAY |  After getting my girls up and dressed and off to school, I have my second cup of coffee while I water all of plants in our home. I absolutely love black and white stripes, bonus points for a midi dress.

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TUESDAY | Overcast this morning and I didn’t feel the best, but there’s very little I let get in the way of my morning run. I never regret going. I always regret when I don’t. 3 miles this morning, while I made a mental list of everything I need to accomplish today. Food for my soul. 

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WEDNESDAY | My youngest daughter has an extra hour of school on Wednesday’s. I spend the majority of my day in my studio - emails, working on new designs, layouts, photography projects and prints.

 Azzari Jarrett | Week In The Life

THURSDAY | Sometimes it is so hard for me to say yes. When she wants to stop at our local Arboretum and visit the koi pond and Japanese tea house, I thought about everything else I had to do today. I realized all those things would still be there tomorrow. I said yes, and I’m so glad that I did.

 Azzari Jarrett | Week In The Life

FRIDAY | Ending the school week with an evening at the beach. I cherish the simple joys, the experiences, and not “the things” in my life. And I’m so happy that my girls have each other. I always wanted a sister growing up. Instead, I am blessed to be a mother of 3 sisters. And if they still get along as adults, I will consider my job done

 Azzari Jarrett | Week In The Life

SATURDAY | Saturday was a blur of being on the road, running weekend errands. I did appreciate all of the love I received from my family today. I think every weekend should include Mother's Day. 

 Azzari Jarrett | Week In The Life

SUNDAY | Starting Mother’s Day early this morning with paddle boarding while the sun rises. Looking forward to a relaxed day surrounded by my husband and daughters.

All photos taken with my iPhone and edited with VSCO.

I'm looking forward to bringing these photos and words together in a 3x8 album, which I will share soon!

Sunrise Easter Service on the Beach

One of the advantages of living on the coast is the ability to attend Easter service on the beach.

 Azzari Jarrett | Sunrise Easter Service

We decided to attend the sunrise service, a first for my family. And it did not disappoint. The ocean was the most beautiful backdrop for Easter service. 

 Azzari Jarrett | Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach

My parents were visiting for the holiday weekend, and it was their very first visit to the beach since we made our move almost 2 years ago. Needless to say, but they loved it.

 Azzari Jarrett | Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach
 Azzari Jarrett | Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach

The Lord has Risen. He has risen, indeed!

photo + reflection

© Azzari Jarrett, The Sweet Light © Azzari Jarrett, The Sweet Light

There are times that I think my heart might burst because of the sheer weight of the love I have for them.

There was a time when I could not fathom how I would mother one, let alone three.

But I do.  Along with a tight knit village.

The anniversaries of their births remind me how far I have come.

One day at a time.

And we grow.

And we learn.

And that heavy heart of mine bursts with pride.