1/12/10

Project 365 - Week One

Last year I saw something in the bloggy world about "Project 365" but I never really gave much attention to it.

It seemed like a mom thing, and well at that time I was all about avoiding "mom things".

Hey give me a break I was a newlywed.

Am I still a newlywed? When does the newlywed status end?

Some people say it ends when you've had your first big fight.

That would mean our newlywed status ended on our honeymoon. We are good at fighting. It's my spiritual gift.

Just kidding.

Anyways. This was the first year that I really looked into Project 365 and decided to go ahead and give it a whirl.

Everyday I will take a snapshot that represents the day and then I will write down about 2-3 sentences that describe that day (or the picture if it fits).

I am excited to do this and hope that I will stick with it for the full year.

I think it will be fun to look back and see what the heck we did when we didn't have kiddos.

Jessica's blog is what really got me turned on to doing Project 365 this year and each Tuesday she will host Project Life where everybody can share their pictures. I am excited to participate.

So here is our Project 365 Week One:

January 3rd: Church and then an afternoon of video games (for Luke) and working on theChristmas Card Book (for me)
Monday January 4th: A thrilling night of jogging, dinner and The Bachelor. Luke watched it for the first time EVER with me and had some funny comments.
Tuesday January 5th: Will came over to eat dinner with us and then the boys practiced their tunes for next week's show.
Wednesday January 6th: After work we went jogging in our apartment gym. I snapped this picture of us leaving, but as I snapped it I saw the guy behind us (in black) watching and I got nervous cause it was awkward that I was taking a picture in the gym and I pulled away, hence the reason it is blurry. But its my only picture from the day.Thursday January 7th: Mexican food night!! I made tacos and queso and we watch the BCS Bowl GameFriday January 8th: Dinner with friends!Saturday January 9th: Looked at houses all morning then a surprise party with friends from church that evening!So that was our first week. Clearly we live thrilling lives of lots of TV watching.

It's not too late to start your own Project 365!

21 comments:

Julie said...

What a neat idea! I may totally do this! I'm always in need of blogging material (you'd think I'd have enough with my four crazy kids though)!

quite contrary said...

aw fun...really hope you keep it up...I couldn't do it..maybe next year! you inspire me...haha

Rachel said...

Yay! I'm glad you decided to do it! It really is cool to have when the year is over, even when it's a pain some days! And I know how it feels to take photos in odd places. Last June I remember asking my dentist if he'd mind me taking a photo of him with his tools. Yep. It was weird.

Also, did you make your own queso? If so, I'm gonna need that recipe. Thanks friend :)

Rachel H. said...

This is so much fun...I'm not sure that I have the diligence to do this, but I could do it for each week. I'm sure I can snap at least one photo a week, especially with a little one. I'm thinking that if I did it, this would be the year. I might give it a try! :)

Laura said...

I enjoy looking at peoples' Project 365 photos. I did it 2008-2009 to document my husband being away in Iraq, so this year I'm taking a break, and I may start again when I'm pregnant/we have a baby. It's fun to document. :)

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Ohh I'm jealous - I have always wanted to do Project 365 but I want to do it when I have my big fancy camera.

But I love it!! Yay!

Hopefully you can pencil in the #TwilightPosse sometime this year for Project 365, right? :)

Lauren Kelly said...

Megan, I think you've encouraged me to give this a try!!!!! :)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

yay, so much fun! i love seeing all your pics and seeing what you guys are up to! I just posted about making the Christmas card book too, thanks for the inspiration (and I gave you a shout out;-))!! and I saw (i'm quite behind still=)) the outtakes video, soo funny, you are so cute!!! (I agree with Heather, loved hearing you :-))

Rachel Antone said...

Yay! I'm going to try it...except I don't have pictures from last week. Maybe I'll just write about last week and then start with pictures from this week. :) Thanks for being a great bloggy inspiration!

Lauren said...

Oh what fun! Can't wait to see your daily life via photos!

PinkSass said...

BOOM #TwilightPosse. :)

I so wanted to do this but then I just kind of forgot about it.

Love that you are doing it though. You should have a link to your photos each day.

Jeffry and Morgan said...

Love the pics! I really like your idea of a Christmas card book!!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

i see my christmas card on the floor!! :) i love this idea. maybe next year....

Lauren @ Reading and Running said...

Aww this looks so fun! Can't wait to see it throughout the year.

Becca said...

This is going to be fun :-) haha I'm cool I know

and your mexican night looks delicious!!

Sarah said...

Great Idea. I am going to start this today!

Taylor said...

Haha...I tried to do this last year and made it like 4 days! It's harder than you think! I am sure you will do great though since you are better about blogging in general!

Faith said...

Very cool! This seems like a lot of work, but I'm sure you will look back on it and be so glad you did it!

Samantha said...

I can't wait to see the updates on this!!

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"Intentionally Katie" said...

Hi! I found you through Jessica Turner's blog. First, the fact that you said fighting is your spiritual gift is hilarious. I can relate! Second, having done Project 365 last year, there will be many times you might have to "fudge" a picture of the day, so if it were me, I wouldn't think twice about re-taking the gym picture another time and using it for that day last week. Totally did things like that last year, just a thought if the blurriness bugs you.

Great website!