Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

It was hard to pick a picture for this final Project 365 post. Should it be extra-special? Extra-representative of my day, or perhaps my year? In the end I went with the happiest picture of the evening, and I wish you all a very happy new year!

Sunday, December 30, 2007


The family got the dice game Farkle for Christmas. Aimée and I have played several times, but Sunday afternoon the boys had their first shot. Naturally, I creamed them.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Sunlight Through Trees

Isn't that a clever title? (Two more days! But who's counting?)

Friday, December 28, 2007

Magnetic Poetry

The weather the past week or so has been pretty blah, so I am wishing for some cold and snow! I wrote this little gem earlier in the month when we had some good winter weather.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Sick Boy

He came down with a stomach bug last night. At least it was after Christmas!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Morning

Merry Christmas to all my faithful readers! Hope your day was as good as ours.

Monday, December 24, 2007

'Twas the Night Before Christmas...

Christopher reprising his annual role as Santa Claus in the kids' production acting out the Clement Moore poem, a tradition from my own childhood.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Putting Their Heads Together solve a sudoku puzzle in the Sunday paper.

Saturday, December 22, 2007


Our lit-up wreath and our tree from the outside.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Last Self-Portrait

Of 2007. Not sure how many I'll do in 2008!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Mail Delivery

I asked the boys to bring me the mail, so Ben sledded down the driveway with it. Great service!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Cold Beverage of Choice

I took better pictures today, but they had Christmas secrets in them and so cannot be posted in public! This is my favorite cold beverage, but diet Coke is a close second. Aren't you glad you stopped by today?

Monday, December 17, 2007

Shadows on Snow

In the morning sunlight--it caught my eye and called for a slight postponement of Latin so I could get a picture.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Snowed In

We had a very quiet Sunday--no church thanks to a nasty snow-sleet-ice storm. Aimée spent hours in front of the fire reading.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007

Big and Little

I got my Christmas present early! This week my new iMac arrived; it was supposed to be a surprise under the tree on Christmas, but the fraud detection folks at the bank called and spoiled the surprise. So I got to open it up as soon as it arrived, and it is now up and running and wonderful. I am still quite fond of my little iBook, though, and hope they continue to get along nicely.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


We got a real snowstorm today, and the kids had fun sliding down the driveway. I love winter!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Ruth's Tree

It's a lousy picture (taken with my cell phone--that's my excuse, anyway), but a very pretty tree. Only 1300 lights!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Jingle Bells

These are part of a wreath of bells that hangs inside our back door. I like bells.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Weird Light

Trees in the headlights in the library parking lot tonight--kind of eerie!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Junior Photographer

At our church's annual Christmas handbell concert.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Friday, December 7, 2007

Out the Back Window

A little snow squall blew through this afternoon--very pretty!

Thursday, December 6, 2007


Tara and I have been meeting on Thursday nights at Barnes & Noble to discuss this excellent book. It has been great to spend time with her, and I love how we can share honestly about our struggles to follow Jesus.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Christmas Tree

Slow shutter speed, camera in motion--isn't this fun? Go try it out.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Cookie Monster

Cookie decorating! Yum.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Tired of Posing

I was trying to get a fabulous picture for our Christmas cards. This ain't it.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Something Red

Valerie Fowler, a digital designer, is providing picture prompts for every day in December at her blog. I am more than a little weary of this discipline, so any prompts are welcome. Today's was "something red," which sounds very festive, but I didn't want a big red bow on a wreath because that seemed just too predictable. So here you go.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Boy of the Week

So many pictures of this kid this week, perhaps because all the other members of the family are sick of having their pictures taken? (How am I ever to get a Christmas card picture out of these people?!)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tonight's Purchase

The (artificial) tree is up, so I had to hurry and purchase the artificial aroma to match.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


He conquered the pumpkin in the name of science (to count the seeds). What a hero.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Back to School

Our first day back at the books after a week-long Thanksgiving break.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Tree Trimming

Earlier than usual this year--not sure what got into us!

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Three what? I wasn't paying attention.

Friday, November 23, 2007


Yesterday, on Thanksgiving Day, we all wrote on a banner things for which we're thankful. It's an eclectic hodge-podge, and it reflects well who we are.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

We've had such a nice day, just us--lots of laughing and being silly and just enjoying one another (and eating, of course).

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Licensed to Drive

It has been a long journey--but she got her license today. I'm so proud of her for persevering in a hard thing.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

November Snow

First snow I've seen this season.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sunday's Reading

Finished Mayflower and flipped through some digital scrapbooking magazines.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


One of tonight's dinner guests, which included our church's deacons and their families as well as a missionary couple our church supports.

Friday, November 16, 2007


Never mind the leaf blower outside the frame of the picture...

Thursday, November 15, 2007


He is reading The Children's Homer for school.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Morning View

I took pictures this morning while it was foggy and then a few after the fog had lifted. It was hard to pick a favorite, but I went with this one because I like the light and the notion that that path leads somewhere interesting, not just to a swamp.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Catalog Season

In today's mail: Land's End, Eddie Bauer, Hanna Andersson, REI, The Teaching Company, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Delia's, and Greathall Productions.

Monday, November 12, 2007