Post 1000: 270/365
1000 days ago I started this blog. I’ve fallen behind (more and more frequently) but I’m still posting a photo for each day of the year. Maybe I’ll make it to 2,000, maybe not. But for now I’m pretty happy to have made it this far.
And for your viewing pleasure, here’s a visual summary of the last 999 days. Happy scrolling…
Yes, the lawn caught on fire a little bit over on the right…
I realized after everything was glued down that the dog sled guy is sledding on grass.
Bubble blowing after dinner.
The Yah RV.
arms and tummy…
Is there really this big of a demand for this stuff?
I wish I could sit in a box and watch movies.
Best gift ever.
Trying on her big brother’s boots.
Two little deers. (or is the plural of deer just “deer?”)
The view on the way back down. That tiny speck along the path is my son way up ahead of us.
Our weekly shopping trip to Costco.
It’s nice to see this played with again.
My son’s entry at his elementary school science fair.
The cars behind me probably wouldn’t be happy to know my extremely slow speed was because I was taking this photo. Next time I’ll keep both hands on the wheel.
He got all of the gears to move at the same time!
The back of the clown’s hat isn’t all that exciting to look at.
Lunch at Subway.
There was also a box of chocolates that came with the flowers. Yum.
Sometimes the colors of ordinary things can be extraordinarily inspiring.
The view down the center of one of the racks of baby girl clothes.
Chilling in the living room before bedtime.
I love a good neon sign.
The bears are alive!
Saturday morning art.
Under the table.
Second grade Invention Convention
Do you say “s’more ingredients?” or “s’mores ingredients?” I’ve always wondered if the singular of s’mores is s’more.
Shopping at Costco.
Snuggling and getting warm and dry under the towels at the pool today.
It was a wild and crazy night at our house.
I’m loving this project so far!
I’m so glad we have sidewalks where we live.
The “cake” was a big hit. Rice Krispie Treats stacked to look like a game of Minecraft.
Mirrored ceiling in Boscov’s
The view from overhead.
My daughter seem to be dominating this blog… (photo taken with ipad mini)
I love all of the lines in this photo – from the bridge in the background, the boardwalk railing and shadows.
Knit night at Presto tonight.
I wish I could have seen the full color version!
I was surprised at how long he stood there while I took his picture. I was super close. I didn’t use a zoom for this picture.
I love finding faces in ordinary things.
Pantone Universe at Lowes!
Holding his robot and waiting in line for his turn to show me what he programmed it to do.
toyota showroom – oil change/maintenance
I can’t bring myself to throw away any scraps.
I love those toddler thighs!
We were all pretty freaked out about these clouds. We thought for sure a tornado was going to form at any minute.
The tutu has swallowed her legs!
It’s a potato, it’s a turkey, it’s a po-turkey!
I wish I had a dress like this when I was a little girl.
I love the juxtaposition of natural and man made elements.
It’s like living in a game of Minecraft.
I love the curved stairs at the bottom landing.
Have I mentioned I adore having a little girl?
This game has taken over my life for the past week and I finally finished level 5 during lunch today. While I’m happy to be finished building Rome, I’m not happy about the “Continue” button at the bottom. I want my life back.
It’s amazing to me that something in nature can be so shiny and metallic looking.
I love the scratch off cards from eat.sleep.knit.com! (especially when I win some Malabrigo!)
Everyone needs a plastic bull head, right?
This was the only thing in the station that wasn’t sparkling clean and shiny.
Simple and bold.
I. Love. These. Boots.
I’ve been in bed so much this weekend my back hurts from lying down so much.
Most of it has already chipped off. I love how it matches her dress today.
The gun has a face.
The water fountain in the school where my son has his cub scout meetings (the same elementary school I attended for four years)
Blowing out Daddy’s birthday candles.
The weather was PERFECT!
Suddenly I have a craving for Doritos…
I made her stand there while I took photo after photo trying to get the dandelion in focus. This was the only one that worked.
Holding her new Duplo Cinderella.
I had never heard of this guy until today… apparently he’s THE BIG THING right now.
Another of my former toys. Thanks for saving it Mom!
Chubby little toes.
Maybe it’s the blue eyes?
The view down the race track before the big event.
You can see my husband in the reflection dutifully bagging and paying while I stalk my kids for photo opportunities.
As you can see, my mom loves frosting.
A pyramid of beer samples glasses.
I can’t believe how much rain we’ve had this summer.
Carpet in the Hotel Dupont.
I swear, I can’t get enough of this little person and her chubby legs.
Totally captivated by the toy display.
A portion of the side of the WasteMasters dumpster outside my office. You can actually see the fuzzy silver reflection of my car.
Yep. I did that.
99% of these were mine when I was little.
Those crazy Unitarians (actually, this is where my husband and I got married – almost 13 years ago!)
I love this view.
Cicada shell from the side.
I have a thing for reflection photos. I seem to take a lot of them.
I love this bag.
I’m not sure I would call them “gourmet” but they are pretty darn delicious.
We finally got some snow last night. Not much, but enough to require scraping the windshield and blasting the defrost to help it melt faster.
The top drawer of my desk.
I love how you can see my kids and me reflection.
Good and evil.
My view from the top of the slide.
I wear these shoes almost every day. I puffy heart love them.
Shiny high tops
This photo is full of joy for me.
They both had a great time and did a great job remembering to say “Thank you!”
I love how they all appear to be looking at me.
Just getting started.
I feel bad for the other bird.
The best part about this store is getting to and from the rooftop parking.
It doesn’t really look like it, but this photo (one photo) is perfectly split in two visually – half shutter, half brick.
I had such a hard time getting this little guy in focus. This was the best I could do out of about 8 different shots.
Our weekly shopping trip to Target.
I absolutely love the views down these orchard rows.
A new fashion trend?
Swiss design means it must be good, right?
Waiting in line for cheesecake samples!
Is this pancake cannibalism?
I love this.
I love the light in our bathroom.
Former restroom converted into holding cells.
I used a filter to simulate halftone printing.
The foot on a $32,000 statue of Ganesh in ABC Carpet and Home. For good luck, people offer him money, stuffing it or balancing it anywhere they can.
Pushing her car down the sidewalk.
My son achieved the new “Boat Float” record at Hagley Museum’s Invention Convention – 305 marbles (94 more than the previous record of 211!)
A pop of bright colors.
Basking in the glow of the ipad.
It turned out a little more girly than I would normally make for my son… but it’s still super awesome… and it fits me too…
What is the stuff in the center of these? Frosting?
My son always chooses the mystery flavor so I grabbed one for him today.
If it wasn’t for the numbers and the variation in brick color, this totally looks like a mirrored image.
The back of a delivery truck.
Ribbons for each race hanging in front of the white wooden box that held all the cars.
A sign of a good year to come is when everyone has new shoes to wear.
I love little knitting projects like this one.
I love the bright green.
With windows like this it’s no wonder our energy bills are so high.
Looking through the bottom of the shopping cart.
I love how large the images were behind him.
Symmetry and shadows.
Labyrinth in an abandoned reservoir.
I love looking through the base of our new living room lamps.
Their boobs proved to be a major impediment to successful planking.
Almost nobody on the road.
Parking garage signage
She had some trouble carrying this today since it was kind of windy and she’s never held an umbrella before.
This photo makes me want to have another piece.
I’m a giant!
I love toddlers in tights.
I still haven’t put away the silverware we used at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
It’s amazing how greasy it looks.
This makes me smile.
“I touch it”
Thank goodness for free e-filing.
I love how the text is written in Helvetica. Such a perfect use for this font.
He was the only one there dressed like a block of TNT from Minecraft. And holy unruly hair Batman, he needs a haircut!
I love the color of the steel against the blue sky.
I love this place
I love this.
So strange to be using my headlights at 5:20 p.m.
It took the elves 5 hours to build this!
This was not the way I expected my day to start.
I took these photos a few months ago and have been saving them since I knew this day would come at some point this year.
Single lane covered bridge on the way from my in-laws to my house.
At the exit from a parking garage downtown.
My bedside table and view out the window.
My mom still has my dad’s uniform as well as two from my brother and my Girl Scout uniform. Sometimes it’s good to have a mom who doesn’t get rid of a lot of things.
I kind of liked the contrast between the stark white at the top and the gooey muck at the bottom.
Another truck photo…
Yes, it was delicious.
This almost looks like an amphitheater with rows of seats.
Hopefully tomorrow will be better
Such a happy color.
Circles inside of circles
I love the gray wig / backpack combo.
I see this truck all over town and it always makes me smile.
You can kind of see the leg of one of the two people who came tonight.
Taking a running leap.
The ceiling at the pediatrician’s office.
My daughter loved the flower arrangements on the tables. Also, notice her hat? Yep, I made it! Yay me!
A black and white photo for a somber occasion.
This is only about 1/5 of the entire wall – all covered in hand prints.
The view from the concave side.
I love the contrast of parallel lines against the strong diagonals.
Eating lunch at the park today.
I really love this composition.
Elmo on the floor.
My three favorite people in the world at one of my favorite local places to go for a walk.
I’m so happy they opened a second location and it’s near my house!
Still in surprisingly good condition after 16 months.
Mmmmmm…. Warm cinnamon-y apple-y goodness!
I love the natural light in this photo.
All it needs is some eyes.
I love woolly bears!
He read the entire book in one night… while at a cub scout event.
We went out and bought my daughter some snow boots since all she had were these rain boots. She didn’t seem to mind, though.
Not the best way to start my day.
The woman in white.
Second grade art hanging in the hall at my son’s school.
He’s probably thinking, “I wish she would get that camera out of my face.”
Almost 3/4 of the way through book four.
What is it about kids that they just don’t seem to care about getting so messy?
Making sure she gets every last spoonful.
All prepped and ready for her sleepytime medicine.
My little girl walking to “school” (daycare) all decked out in hearts and carrying her new purse.
The view under the table at Costco.
This building is as great on the inside as it is on the outside.
Origami heart bookmarks.
It’s so fun to watch them make cotton candy – and even more fun to eat.
I love this little guy!
I love yarn.
Getting a hug from Snow White after the show.
Halfway done and another half to go to finish the year.
The Salvation Army guy kept looking at me like I was crazy.
Why is it the grass seems to grow faster than I have the energy to mow it?