Friday, December 31, 2010


Well, I ended this year with a participant as willing as he was way back when I started this...

A whole year ago -

The project didn't come out exactly as I was hoping for -

A 365 Project - a Project in pictures...of ME and my kids in pictures.
Every day, a photo of me and a kid, or the kids...

Moms NEVER get in the pictures...
Regardless of how you feel about yourself in pictures - (I can't stand myself in pictures) - I think it is so important to get out from behind the camera and get in the pictures once in awhile.

While I was hoping for a shot a day - regardless of how brilliant or frumpy the picture might be, it just wasn't meant to be. I was off to a GREAT start - but soon realized that because I was snapping all of the pictures myself, they were all looking the same.
A shot of me and one kid, the camera held out at arms length, sometimes a willing kid, sometimes not...
And old.
I didn't want to abandon the project all together though - and I managed to pull of 164 posts - not too shabby.
Not 365...but more than we had the year before to be fact, probably more than we had ALL the years before combined...
Do I love the pictures? Certainly not...but I love the idea of them...
And I love that maybe one day - my kids will look back on these photos and know that I existed...that I tried...

So...with that, I'm going to continue this project into 2011 -
Asking random strangers (or one of the kids) to snap a picture of me and the (other) kid -

Again, they won't be glamorous - but they will be...and to me...
that is the only thing that matters...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Pardon the cell phone pictures -

not that they would have been much better via the camera!


Sunday, December 19, 2010


Tried to get a shot of the kids & I before heading out to a local production of Junie B. Jones -

As usual - my participants weren't as willing as I'd of liked them to be...

Friday, December 17, 2010


Thursday, December 16, 2010


Thursday, December 9, 2010


We had the opportunity to take the kids to Disney on Ice, Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey...

Tried to get a family photo during the special meet & greet with Mickey & Minnie that we were lucky enough to be special guests at...but...The kids were a bit shy of Mickey & Minnie ~

I couldn't believe it...but, it is what it is...

Saturday, December 4, 2010


If at first you don't succeed - try, try...and try again!
Tried to snap a few pics of me and the kids at our weekend away this past weekend...
This is about the best I got! HA HA!

Friday, December 3, 2010


You'd think that on a two day mini vacation - with so much togetherness & so many fun things to do -
I'd of been able to get a good shot or two...

But there was just too much other stuff to look at besides the camera! {likely excuse - seeing as how ALL of our pics look like this right? ;) }

This one - this one right here - the rare family photo where EVERYONE is looking!
What FUN we had playing Laser Tag!

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Thursday, November 25, 2010


Well, I guess tv stands are good for something other than just holding our television set these days...

Like offering us a great place for setting up the camera for the old Project Me. Project You. Timed Photos!

Hey - My arms are only so long...We have to take what we can get...Thank Heavens for self timers!!

Although it did take a few snaps to get a shot ~

because something was missing from the first couple...

Bwahahahaha - Yep, 10 seconds is plenty of time for the 3 year old to get himself completely out of the picture!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Monster Jam!

We had the opportunity to take the kids to the Monster Jam Monster Truck Show at the Metrodome last night - We had a super fun time (despite a wintery, rocky start) ... even if no one was interested in getting a picture with Mommy -

One day, we'll look back on these and laugh!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


We were on our own for five days without Daddy...
It was an intense, tiring, emotional five days...

on the final day - at 6:15 am before we left for our days at work/daycare...I set the timer on the ledge to snap a picture of the three of us...
A picture is worth a thousand words they say...
Wow, do I look tired!

Oh well, the premise of this blog isn't about being glamorous - it's about being...

And here we life...

Monday, October 25, 2010


I cannot wait until our kitchen remodel is done, I can plop the kids up on a bar stool and yell 'SAY CHEESE!' ~

This sitting on the counter or leaning over the table isn't netting me the results I've been hoping for...
but...I'm getting results all the same...and there's something to be said for that no?

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Well, at least I wasn't holding him down to take a pic with his Mother right?
I think we're finally getting somewhere!

Of course, it could have had something to do with the fact that we were at Disney Live!

Bonus photos...ALL FOUR OF US! WOOT!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Well, like usual...a picture with mom is equivalent of having your toenails pulled out one by one...or something...

But we still had some fun at the Fire Station Open House!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Ah yes...seems that there is longer and longer between these Project Me. Project You posts...

It's not that I'm not taking 1000's of pictures...
I've just fallen back into my old habits of TAKING the pictures and never being in them...

This is the best I could do with the length of my arms...
I thought we should document 10.10.10 -
October 10th, 2010...

And they were, like usual...thrilled!

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Soooo tired taking a little ride on the tractor out to the pumpkin field at our recent Apple Orchard/Pumpkin Patch excursion...

Sunday, September 12, 2010


One of those elusive family photos...taken at a local parade today!

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Friday, September 3, 2010


Saturday, August 28, 2010


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