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Monday, January 3, 2011

365 Project

Yes, I'm late to the game. But I also haven't blogged in almost a month so what do you expect? :)

Life is getting busy. Did I say busy? Sorry, I meant B.U.S.Y.

The holidays are over, life is resuming and it seems it is flashing before my eyes. The babies are *almost* walking. Madeline is in her 2nd year of college, Joseph has started a bit of college, Noah got a cell phone, Juliette decided to grow dreadlocks, Annabel will be 5 soon and Delilah is almost 3. THREE. All my babies are growing up and I don't LIKE IT AT ALL.

Hence, the 365 Project. This will, hopefully, be a way for me to look back on this year and smile instead of panic that everything is happening way.too.fast. People have been doing these for a long time, but as usual, I'm slow.

What is it? It's a commitment to you to take a picture every day. And document it. It doesn't matter what it's of. It can be anything. You, your children, the yard, your dog. Take your camera with you to Starbucks. Take a walk, take your camera. Have a Dr's appointment? Take your camera. You don't even have to record it every day, do it once or twice a week. Cant take a picture every day? How about Project 52? Once a week. That's not too hard, right?

I'm starting my Project 365 on 1.11.11. This date has significance for me in that it was my Great-Grandmas' birthday. Nanny was born on January 11th, 1911 and was the 11th child born into her family. I've always thought that was really cool. It seemed a very good day to start. I will be setting up a Flickr page to post all the pictures, so when I do, I'll link it here on my blog.

I think, I hope, it will be not only fun, but thought provoking and memorable.

Some links on information about the project:

So, if you decide to do one, send me a link to it in the comments on this page, I would LOVE to see it!


  1. Hello! I'm new to your blog.... and to the blogging world. I find myself taking so many pictures of my daughter.... so I decided to do a 365 Project of her. A picture a day of my daughter... I thought it would be fun to see how much she changes from day to day. So here's my link.... http://kalia365.blogspot.com/. :)

  2. I've been following your blog for a while now but have never been able to post a comment. You see I lived in China for the past 3 years and Blogspot is blocked by the government so I had to use a VPN, which made the already slow internet even slower! so every time I tried to post a comment it wouldn't load. All that to say "YEA! I'm back in America now!!" and can post comments! yippy! anyway, You've been such an inspiration and encouragement to me. You're such a loving mother and think and over think every decision you make. I love it! Thank you so much and thanks for your honesty in your journey.
    Anyway, I'm sorry for gushing. I just wanted to say that I've been such a "fan" of you and my whole family knows about you because I'm always talking about you. I love this photo project. You have inspired me! I think I'll join you on 1-11-11 if you don't mind.

    Thanks a ton for all your encouragement, challenges and honesty. I love your "hippie" ways ;o)

  3. Reilly, I'll be watching :)

    Michelle, thank you so much! Link me to your project :) I would love for you to join me on 1.11.11