Saturday, January 9, 2010

Project 365 - Week #1!

Aloha! Can you believe it's January 9th already?! Yeah, me either...craziness. How are you guys doing with resolutions? I actually have stuck to mine ~ now that's craziness! ;)

One of my res-o-lutions that was very important to me is my very own Project 365, a picture for every day of the year. How cool will that be as a digital scrapbook at the end of the year? Or a daily shot of our lives across the ocean for family & friends? I'm already lovin' it, I've always been one who's like "where's the camera when you need it?!" And after just a week, I love how I can look back and remember where we were, what we were doing, and how we felt when the picture was taken. But enough rambling, it's picture time! :)

Day #1 ~ I WISH I'd had enough sense to wake up and take a picture of the very first sunrise of the year, but oh well. Maybe next year :( Instead, I captured my two favorite reasons for doing this project. I love them with all of my heart, and they are why I'm determined to stick with my resolutions, and become the wife & momma that I know I can be this year! Check them out here during a family naptime on a lazy day ;)

Day #2 ~ We drove up to North Shore to buy some Pottery Barn Kids shelves for Bubby that we scored on Craigslist ~ see, I remember all of that from a picture! :) We stopped & ate some lunch on Hukilau Beach, and I got picture-crazy. Kiki came with us (yeah, our dog is our baby :) and she was the subject of my camera-frenzy. This isn't the best picture, but I think it's the one that captures our sweet puppy's face the best!

Day #3 ~ If you haven't already, check out the video of Noah climbing the fridge :) It's guaranteed to at least put a smile on your face, I hope. Anyways, I thought it worthy of a picture as well ~ so here he is with his prized "camy came." Haha! :)

Day #4 ~ Noah scored a Thomas "grooming set" for Christmas, complete with shaving cream & a razor ~ so here he is in the shower with Daddy "shaving." Oh my word, was it hilarious to see him, he loves to be just like Daddy, and I am so grateful that I have such a wonderful hubby for him to look up to and want to emulate. That's an everyday occurance, so it was only fitting for it to be the day's picture. There's also a rare shot of his hair flat ~ can you see the curls poking out the side though already? ;)

Day #5 ~ We went to the gym that day, it was the first time I ran 25 minutes (without stopping!) for our C25K training. (SO proud!) How do I remember that? Well, my picture of the day was taken at the gym ~ here's Bubby & two of his bestest buddies, Logan & London. They were sitting so cutely on the bench in front, and then Noah says "these are my friends, Mommy! This is Logan, and this is London!" Now, that might not seem like a huge deal to anyone else, but it was to me ~ I've been working HARD with Noah to say his sentences right, before he would've just said "mommy, my friends Wogan & Wondon." I know, I know but it's my inner teacher coming out :)

Day #6 ~ I got to go to the library by myself. If you're a momma, you know the meaning of the italics. Ahhh, it was lovely :) And on my way to said library (to print out activities for lil' man no less) I decided that the cool clouds that always hover over the valley that is Helemano Military Reservation would be sweet to share for my Project 365 that day. It's the middle of the afternoon, but sometimes the cloud cover is so dark that when it meets the sun it's very pretty. Or at least I think so. Until it's so cloudy that my "eco-friendly" solar-heating leaves me with a less than luke-warm shower. Grrr. :)

Day #7 ~ This one's for my Dad. I miss him, I love him, and I can't wait to hug him. (insert crying noises here.) :( All around the base lately we've seen TONS of cars all did up with their favorite team flags flying proudly out the backseat windows, and decals on the side. It is football season, ya'll. But I can honestly say I'd never noticed a Chicago Bears fan "proudly" displaying their goods. Until today. Sorry it's grainy, it was taken out the window, but this. picture. must. be. taken. That's what I told Bryan anyways as I made him turn around so I could take my shot. So Dad, here's to you and B and all the other crazies who still claim to love Da one & only Bears! :) xo

So whaddya think of Week #1? Please let me know! Is anyone else doing Project 365? How do you get your daily inspiration? I think I hear mine coming in the door from the store right now, I better head down & make my "boys" some breakfast :) Hope you all had a fabulous first week of Twenty-Ten! :)



  1. So by far this was one of your best blog updates~ Keep up the good work Jen. I am sure Uncle Steve likes the new stuff too. Miss you guys way too much! Kiss to my baby . xoxoxox

  2. Great idea and great pictures! I have a feeling if I tried this, all my pictures would be of the dogs :)

    To answer your question, we have been to Maui, Kauai and Oahu. Maui is our favorite. A family trip to Kauai sounds fun!