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2012 - Week 1

January 1-7, 2012
1. 12 - on my old but very useful waterproof stopwatch
2. Finishing up and getting our cards out - Happy New Year!
3. A fresh perspective - Matt doing acrobatics
4. Marlee attended a SPA birthday party
5. Resolve to do LESS inactivity
6. Framed by a doorway - my OLW photo

2012 P366 - Week One

I decided to go for a different format... all in the hopes of producing a uniform photo book at the end of the year. Some months will have numbers and be daily, others will be a more general look at our week or month. The backgrounds are all white so I apologize that they "blend" into the background. TFL!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Welcome back!

I have really missed this adventure of taking a daily photo of our life. I did manage to take a photo almost every day last year but never made it into any organized manner. But oh how I missed it and thought about it often.

So I'm back. But in a different way. I will most likely being doing a single weekly post - hoping that this will enable a more easy format for a year-end collaboration. I am still working at getting 2010 into a book and I am just not satisfied with how the pre-set format works. SO I hope to try it in a different way this year.

My goals are as follows:

  • to use a variety of free and purchased templates to put 7 photos from the week together

  • to either show just the template or to put the template into an 8.5x11 format that will eventually make its way into a book

  • to post on a weekly rather than a daily basis to keep it more manageable

  • to {loosely} follow Katrina Kennedy's photo guides (or any otehrs I discover) for additional ideas on photos for the day; not only for additional ideas but also to better my photography skills.

So here goes!

PS. The photos will be linked to my flickr account where you can find the sources.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Year 2010 Complete!

So it is done. A few months behind but it is finally complete. I really love the end result and can't wait to get a book made out of our memories.
It is now the end of March however and I have not started to blog about 2011. I have taken a photo a day and I blog (a bit more regularly) about our daily lives here but I think for now I am taking a break from Project 365.
I had an idea to post in a different way (maybe weekly) but that still hasn't taken off either. Ihave also thought about doing amonthly layout with my monthly recap posts but that hasn't happened yet either. I can always come back and back post but for now suffice to say that I am on hiatus.
It's been great but for now please check in to our other family blog at
Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Day 365 - 2010!!!

We had a girls day out and went and saw Tangled. We missed the first 3 minutes and had to sit in the first row but otherwise I LOVED it! It is definitely one I will see again. And it was a lot of fun to just go out with the girls.
...then Diane and I ran the Resolution Run through the Running Room. It is a 5km run around the lake. I think I have run once or twice since Mitchell was born (I tend to be a fair weather runner) but I managed to do this without stopping. Bring on the New Year! Of course we then went home and had Chinese food and relaxed with Melissa and the other guys.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day 364 - 2010

Mitchell is enjoying a new pastime - emptying as many containers out of the drawer as possible. It does make it hard to keep organized but I can certainly think of worse things for him to get into. I get a little worried about what he does with the forks though...

And we had to try and get a close up of his new teeth. We're up to 6!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Day 363 - 2010

I got a new EXPEDIT shelf from IKEA (dad picked it up for me - thanks Dad), and it fits perfectly where I wanted it. One of the baskets holds all of our ipod stuff - wires, cases and boxes, and one holds my Project Life stuff for the time being. I'm hoping to declutter the hallway shelf and utilize the baskets more here. The digital frame fits nicely on top. What I like most is that it fits our scrapbooks and makes them accessible for the kids to look at them. I love it when a plan comes together.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Day 362 - 2010

It was so nice to have everyone home and to just relax today. We all played some Wii together - something we haven't done for a long time. I forget that there are other things to do with it than listen to Matt play Mario Cart!

Even the girls got into it!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Day 361 - 2010

Sarah, John, Macy, Mitchell, Marlee and I we went to visit Sean, Sam, Theoren and Autumn so that they could meet Macy. Matt had hockey camp so he had to miss out, much to Theoren's dismay. Mitchell took very well to Uncle Sean even though we hadn't seen him since May.

When we were there we were treated to the best Hannah Montana concert I've seen yet. Autumn was so cute - swaying, singing and lots of dancing! You go girl!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Day 360 - 2010

The IKEA bowls are so easy to entertain with. I guess Marlee was getting jealous that Mitchell was having all of the fun and wanted to get in on the action. I haven't seen him do this with them though...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Day 359 - 2010

Mom asked to have Christmas at their house since Sarah, John and Macy were up. Matt tried his hand at lighting the candles this year. Is he really old enough to do that now?

Once again, on this Christmas day we are reminded of how thankful we are for the most precious gift of all - His son, and eternity with our creator and those who follow Him.