I’m baaaaaaack…

January 11, 2011


Once a week is easy after the 365!!

Now what?

January 2, 2011

So I’ve gone 2 days without taking a picture and I’m giddy about finding a new project!  Maybe a 52 week project, 100 things, 12 months of…?  Still not ready to commit…but we’ll see!


December 31, 2010

I didn’t plan on doing this 365 project…on January 1st of this year, I noticed my friend Sarah had started this project and I thought what a great idea it was. I didn’t think about what it would entail, what I would have to do…I didn’t think about whether I would follow through. I just knew I had already taken a picture for the day and I wanted to do it. I will tell you right now, I am surprised to be here on day 365. I have been uninspired and frustrated and annoyed by the whole process. I have wanted to throw in the towel many times this year. But I stuck with it, and I am so proud and happy that I did.  It has been the most difficult year of my life and this photo project has been incredibly cathartic and now serves as a journal for a year of goodbyes. This final photo is in honor of Jim, Gram and Papa. I toast them and their memories tonight and will hold 2010 close to my heart always.

Thank you to my visitors for the support, encouragement and kind words…I appreciate it more than you know.  I’m not ready to commit to another project just yet, but I certainly won’t put my camera down for long.

Lots of love and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2011!


December 30, 2010


December 29, 2010


December 28, 2010


December 27, 2010


December 26, 2010


December 25, 2010

Santa left a note for the girls, like he always does…Brook read it and then said, “this looks just like your handwriting, Daddy”.


December 24, 2010


December 23, 2010


December 22, 2010

My kind and thoughtful cousin, Connie, sent me an email shortly after my Papa died to share her sentiments of a man we both loved, and I’ve thought of her words often over the past few weeks. She shared: “he threw me high into the air and abandoned me to the wind”….and I have thought how true this statement is to me as well, both literally and figuratively. He was not a man who wore his emotions on his sleeve, but his actions spoke volumes; one of his huge bear hugs said more than a few words ever could. So many things remind me of Papa, and I am grateful for these memories because they make my heart swell with love, laughter and happiness. This year has reminded me what gifts I have been given in this life so far,  and my Papa was one of the most precious. I miss him, but I rejoice in the fact that he is back where he belongs…by the side of his truest love, my Gram. Thank you, dearest Papa, for throwing me into the air and abandoning me to the wind…and for never letting me doubt that you would be there to catch me.


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