Project 365 Week 7

Project 365 Week 6

Project 365:  Take a photo a day and see your life in a whole new way.

2/13/11 (Sunday) –  My wake-up crew took pictures of me sleeping, the flash was my wake up call.  I won’t scare you with those photos.  Instead here are two of the four handsome faces I wake up for every day. 


2/14/11 (Monday) Charlie’s farm.


2/15/11 (Tuesday) – I picked this apron pattern from The Apron Book  Making, Wearing, and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort by EllynAnne Geisel and vowed to myself to follow the pattern’s directions to a ‘T’!  


I wanted to prove to myself that I can follow directions,  I FAILED!    

Early in the directions I learned the pattern isn’t making this exact apron (matching waist-line fabric and bottom of apron fabric).  The directions were for the apron skirt to be in one piece – no bottom border.  I wanted my apron to look similar to the photo!  I already had my  fabric picked out and my vision was set.  I modified the design. 

My apron:


2/16/11 (Wednesday) – Playing outside in the first meltdown puddles.

Henry found brown grass to feed Vanilla.


2/17/11 (Thursday) – Busy day: skiing with friends in the fog,


Gym class with Robbie for Jump Rope for Heart,


and a visit to the emergency room.


 2/18/11 (Friday) – Dominos at nap-time.


2/19/11 (Saturday) – Iola Winter Sports Club Youth Ski Program – roasting hot dogs on the trail and reading The Race of the Birkebeiners by Lise Lunge-Larsen. 

 We took the long way back to the chalet with Aunt Becca.


2/20/11 (Sunday) – Our sledding date was cancelled due to the lack of snow.  Instead we went bowling with our friends.  Jack was the photographer, not a bowler!   (The rest of the photos were taken by Jack)

 Later in the day a snow storm arrived.  Our drive home from bowling was a little scary.  Playing in the snow was a lot of fun!

Project 365 Week 4

Project 365:  Take a photo a day and see your life in a whole new way.

1/23/11 (Sunday) – Henry making a cup of tea for Mama.  Jack took these photos.  I spent most of the day on the couch with an ear ache and a bad cough.

1/24/11 (Monday) – No school today (record keeping day).  We introduced one of Robbie’s friends to cross country skiing.  Other friends joined us, unfortunately, I didn’t get a photo with them.


1/25/11 (Tuesday) – Henry rode on my back while I skied with a friend.  When we were done skiing it was Henry’s turn to ski!

1/26/11 (Wednesday) –  Henry loves spray bottles.  He helped me clean the window on the stove, and the sides of the stove and the inside of the stove!  Only the inside of the door needed to be clean so I could re-glue the seal (notice the seal hanging from the bottom of the door).


1/26/11 (Thursday) – I finished this mother/daughter apron set for one of my book club friends.  These aprons will be a wedding gift for her friend who is now a step-mom.  Pockets and straps fabric has “jimmies” on them.  I can’t take the credit for the fabric selection.


1/28/11 (Friday) – I spent the early part of the morning sleeping/resting on the couch.  I was beat from the previous night’s book club meeting and from coughing all night.  Charlie was my big helper today…

“Mom!  Henry is making his own cereal and it is all over!”

Charlie built this house for them to play together.

 Jack and Robbie camped outside in woods.  Charlie decided at the last minute that he wanted to sleep in the house with me and Henry.  This is Jack’s photo again, this time I wasn’t sick on the couch.


1/29/11 (Saturday) – Today we skied in the morning with the youth ski program.  In the afternoon we attended Robbie and Charlie’s first piano recital.  We didn’t take any photos, just a video of each boy playing their part.

My photo for today….During my book club meeting another friend fell in love with the cupcake aprons.  Her daugther recieved a cupcake maker for Christmas and asked me to make an apron for her out of the left over fabric of the mother/daughter set.  I added the “jimmy” print as trim around the sides and bottom to make the apron a little wider and longer.

I couldn’t wait to save these photos for next week’s entry.  So here they are…

1/30/11 (Sunday) – A beautiful day for skiing with three boys.  Two on skis and one in the sled napping.

The boys and I skied for 1.5 hours this afternoon.  I made this happen by enticing them with treats and drinks of water at the top of the hills and the promise to take them to my favorite downhills that they have never seen before.  Charlie told me, “I was really scared on two of them!”  He sure didn’t act like it.

One of the hills is called “Nose Dive”.  Robbie fell on purpose at the bottom and told me he was doing a “head plant”.  I am not sure where he got that from, maybe from Charlie calling the hill “Nose Plant” instead of “Nose Dive”.

This hiker is in “the field” where the Ice Age Trail crosses through the Iola Winter Sports Club ski trails.

Project 365 Week 1

 Project 365:  Take a photo a day and see your life in a whole new way.

When I first learned of this idea I thought this would be a great idea.  I wasn’t sure if it would be possible for me to do.  I rarely have the camera with me and when I do take a picture my photos aren’t great (especially when I compare them to my husband’s).

I wasn’t interested in posting them on the Project 365 website so I wasn’t sure how I would record my photos.  Then I remembered I have been wanting to start a blog for many months – finally this was the reason for me to blog and to take more photos.

I will try to do this on a weekly basis, so these post will be filled with photos and hopefully a minimal amount of writing.

1/2/11 – Henry’s outfit of choice for the day.


1/3/11 – A beautiful morning of snowshoeing with Java and Henry riding on my back in the Ergo.  We had a fresh snow the night before.  The light breeze would blow the snow off the branches so it looked like it was snowing again.  The snow would sparkle like diamonds in the sunlight.

1/3/11 – Snow making for the ski jumps at Iola Winter Sports Club.

1/5/11 – I made this tooth fairy pillow for a friend’s son.

1/6/11 – A shell-less egg that I collected.

1/7/11 – Aprons I made for a fundraiser – to help a friend with her international adoption expenses.  They sold for $20.


1/8/11 – Iola Winter Sports Club Cross Country Youth Ski Program.

1/9/11 – Back country ski & snow shoe to Grass Lake.