Project 365 {Weeks 15,16,17,18}

I’m still taking pictures, but I ran out of steam on posting them, or posting anything at all, yikes. My normal life was interrupted by an adventure to Paris — Mom and I went to see my brother and his family, and had a marvelous time.

Here’s the April wrap-up:

April in photos #collectphotoapp

If you have a burning desire to see all of the photos, larger, you can visit my album on Flickr:

Project 365 2014

The album is missing a few days, but as you can see from the monthly wrap-up, I have managed to grab a photo every day, even if it’s a screenshot, and even if it’s a picture that Mark, took. My family doesn’t quite get my interest in a daily photo, but I find it fascinating to look back through them all, reading captions, and remembering what was going on. Or not going on, as the case may be…

If I’m counting right, yesterday was the end of week 18 and marked day 123. It’s hard to believe that more than a third of 2014 is already over, and in our case: school gets out in just 3 weeks!

Project 365 2014 {Weeks 12, 13, 14}

I knew I had missed a week, I didn’t realize I had missed TWO weeks, though. I ended up with a sinus infection and ended up being sick for over 3 weeks. It was great.

Since I am so far behind, and have so many pictures, I’m not posting captions, but if you are really interested in what the heck was going on in each photo, the photos are links to the original on Flickr, and all of them have captions over there. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve seen nearly all of these. I am proud that despite being sick, I kept going, taking shots and documenting them, even if I fell down a little on sharing and keeping them organized…

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Project 365 2014 {Week 11}

Week 11: the week I got a cold and wanted to give up. But I kept going anyway….

March 9, 2014 — Melting snow = pond outside the front door!

March 9, 2014 Melting snow=emerging pond on my front sidewalk  #cy365 #spring #isthatyou

March 10, 2014 — Heat wave!

March 10, 2014 We're having a heat you know people were out in T-shirts  and shorts today! Yay! #cy365 #spring

March 11, 2014 — Basketball banquet

March 11, 2014 Just home from the basketball banquet. Time to start training for next year... #cy365 #basketball

March 12, 2014 — Came home from work early to sleep. Oreo was “helping” me.

March 12, 2014

March 13, 2014 — Continued melting! Yay! Mark’s snowboard ramp losing it’s height.

March 13, 2014

March 14, 2014 — I don’t know why I keep trying to take pictures of a black cat at night with limited light. This was a lucky shot.

March 14, 2014

March 15, 2014 — It was a tough job, but someone had to eat the ice cream with homemade strawberry sauce.

March 15, 2014

Project 365 2014 {Week 10}

Every week feels more and more like a struggle, but I refuse to give up. I live in hope that one of these days we’ll have spring (although Mark fears that we are going to skip that and go straight to summer, yay…), and then I’ll be able to take pictures outside, which will be a whole more interesting than all of this inside stuff.

March 2, 2014 — Pulled out some knitting for the first time in weeks. This yarn is much prettier than the picture would lead you to believe.

March 2, 2014


March 3, 2014 — Sorting some junk mail (not ours)

March 3, 2014

March 4, 2014 — Random shot of a random kid

March 4, 2014

March 5, 2014 —  We had read a few scenes of “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily a New Home” quite awhile ago, and then put it down. I pulled it back out for World Read Aloud Day. It’s hard to read this with a straight face.

March 5, 2014

March 6, 2014 — Mark’s assistant (I received this is a text message during the day). Apparently his assistant snores.

March 6, 2013

March 7, 2014 — Sound crew for Swing Show.

March 7, 2014 Sound crew at swing show #cy365  #collectphotoapp

March 8, 2014 — Katie got a bath, in preparation for Sunday’s haircut. She desperately needed both.

March 8, 2014 Katie had a bath today, haircut is planned for tomorrow. #cy365 #4poundsofhair

Throwback Thursday, the grandparent photo project edition

August 2012: my siblings, our children, and our parents were all in the same place at the same time for the first time in forever. We took pictures. We made the kids pose for special pictures with props. And then the photos all lived on my computer for 18 months.

Finally, they are free. Gramma has her framed photos now, and Grampa will get his as soon as I can figure out how to ship it and some other stuff I need to ship to him.

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This was not my idea, I saw it somewhere, probably on Pinterest or something. My sister got wooden letters and flowers for the little girls, each kid posed with their letter, from oldest to youngest. My plan was to convert to black and white, and then selectively color the letters, but once I had converted to B&W, I kind of loved the pictures the way they were, plus I was worried that it’d be another 2 years before I got the selective coloring done.

The frames arrived a few days ago and the prints arrived today. We took it right over to hang Gramma’s up, in prime viewing location.






My nephew had to do double duty, since we had to be able to spell out both GRAMPA and GRAMMA.







All of the kids, of course, are all 18 months older and taller, but it’s the 3 little girls that are the most different now. I wish I had managed to do turn this into a physical object sooner, but I don’t think the age of the photos diminishes the adorable nature of the entire thing at all.

And I must say:  my siblings and I have some awfully attractive offspring.

And now, I need to turn off the Internet and get some bookkeeping done. Tax appointment tomorrow. Yay.