Project 365 Week 10

Project 365 Week 10

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

3/7/11 (Monday) – A beautiful day for snowshoeing with our neighbor, Marlene.


3/8/11 (Tuesday) –  Henry is starting to like riding in sleds and now winter is almost over.


3/9/11 (Wednesday) – We got about four inches that was great packing snow.  Charlie’s wheels kept getting bigger and bigger.


3/10/11 (Thursday) – Soccer will start at the end of April.  I dug out the shin guards and shoes today.  Henry wanted to wear Charlie’s shin guards to the ski hill.

One of the smiles I love to see every  day!

3/11/11 (Friday) – Charlie and I made a pillow case for his friend’s birthday.   Easiest pillow case pattern, watch video ever!

Charlie thought we needed a picture of me sewing.The necklace and stool Charlie recently made.

my soap making…

essential oils (Patchouli, Lemon & Orange) and grapefruit seed extract,

stirring the pot.


3/12/11 (Saturday) – Sledding with six boys!


3/13/11 (Sunday) – Charlie has been waiting for a very long time to be invited to a friend’s birthday party.  Today was the day of the very frist friend birthday party for Charlie !  I didn’t get a picture of the happiest boy because I was too sick , see my post on Waiting.

My Patchouli, Lemon & Orange soap with an oatmeal exfoliant…it will sit in my living room to cure for a few more days before I cut it into bars.  Once they are in bar form they will sit for another four to five weeks.  During this time my living room smells really good!

Project 365 Week 8

Project 365 Week 8

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

2/21/11 (Monday) – Today was a snow day for Robbie.  The two older boys spent a lot of time outside playing in the snow making forts and sledding.  Henry spent time out there too but he never lasted very long.

Here is one time when Henry wanted to go outside.  He got himself dressed and stepped out the door after one of the boys.  He almost has it figured out.

2/22/11 (Tuesday) – Fresh snow every where!  I had to ski today!   This is one of my favorite spots on the IWSC trails.  The skiing was slow on the fresh snow and a lot of work.  My friends’ son was tired of riding in the sled so he ran part of the way.


2/23/11 (Wednesday) – Another awesome morning skiing with friends.  My friend Lynn took this photo for me.

Our friends were on a tight schedule this morning.  We skied for about an hour with them.   After our friends left, I reminded Charlie how important it is for us to give Henry a turn to ski and that Henry would love to ski with his big brother, off they went.

An after school snowball fight.  I allowed this to happen because all the snow chunks were still light and fluffy from the fresh snow we got the day before.  See more photos in Snow ball fights.



2/24/11 (Thursday) – This afternoon we skied with my friend, Mary (who took these photos for me).  Henry got his turn to ski as we headed out.  He asked for my poles.  I think he noticed all my double poling that I did last week.  I think he has that technique figured out.


2/25/11 (Friday) – Henry likes zippers.  I found him trying to get zipped into this lunch box,signing “help!” and trying to get into the lunch box from another angle,

and finally zipped in and ready for lunch.


2/26/11 (Saturday) – On our last day of the IWSC Youth Ski Program we re-enact The Race of the Birkebeiners.  All the skiers carry their Norwegian Prince to safety and  get a medal.

2/27/11 (Sunday) – Photo taken by Jack.  We snowshoed  in our woods before our company had to leave.

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.