This post marks the end of my 365 project. 870 posts and almost 5,000 comments later, it’s time.
I’ll still be just as camera-happy as I was before, but in an off-line way. Hey, maybe some of those photos will now finally find their way into our family scrapbooks, which have been a bit neglected since I started blogging.
Thank you so much for following me on this journey. I’ve had such a blast doing this project and sharing it with all of you and I hope maybe I’ve inspired a few of you to take on a 365 project of your own.
And I hope that perhaps my photos have helped you to see the loveliness (and sometimes the humor!) that is in the ordinary every-day-ness of our lives.
Beauty is all around us; we just need the eyes to see it.
You know how in my summer bucket list wrap-up post, I said I thought that Zoe would be the one kid who wouldn’t have a freak-out over the new chore routine I made? Well, as it turns out, she was the least happy out of the bunch.
At least, initially she was. A few days into it, her mental outlook has improved, and she’s doing a pretty good job with her new responsibilities.
Dyeing clothes is probably not the most time-efficient frugal thing I do, but my goodness, it’s fun. Not everything I dye turns out fabulously, but it is so interesting to dunk something into the water and wait to see what the finished product will look like.
I don’t normally make soup in August, but you know, the new ladle needed to be broken in.
And no one here complains about eating homemade clam chowder, even in August.
I think these are the last of the schoolbooks we were waiting on. Yay!
Interestingly enough, I did own a copy of Math 7/6 before, because Joshua obviously already worked his way through that book.
But apparently, my decluttering/selling skills got the best of me, because I found no trace of Math 7/6 in our house. Oops.
Fortunately, I found a textbook and solutions manual on half.com for a very reasonable price. And this time I will be sure not to sell them at year’s end.
could you please just come and ask me for help?
(miraculously, no one was harmed in the opening of this can. Or during the use of its contents.)
I love taking pictures of people going off diving boards.
Any of you that have trotted down the road, bent over, holding onto the seat of a bike know the pain of teaching a kid how to ride without training wheels. It’s not that the running is SO bad, it’s the running-while-bent-in-half that’s the problem.
I did that the hard way with my first two kids, but with Sonia and Zoe, I borrowed my brother’s Balance Buddy. It screws onto the bike right where the training wheels do and allows you to stay upright while helping your biker stay balanced.
You don’t need it for very long, so it’s a great item to borrow or to buy and share with other families.
This = taking pictures of people suspended in the air and upside down.