Sunday, January 31, 2010

Day 31 of Project 365


I love the expressions in this picture! There is a story behind it but first let me just say how hard it is to get a good picture of two wound up little kids together in the same frame. Tonight we had dinner with some new friends of ours at their beautiful house here in Oregon City. This is their 26 month old son Connor, and let me tell you, he wore me out just watching him! This kid is full of energy! He was having a blast climbing up on the ottoman and jumping off. In fact, he made it look so fun that Jenica wanted to try it too, so she climbed up on her own, but wasn't quite ready for the jumping off part. I took this picture as Connor was grabbing her hand and trying to get her to jump with him. So cute! Anyway, Brandi cooked a couple amazing homemade pizzas; Even the crust was made from scratch. I'd share the recipe, but it's top secret! Rob even liked it and he can be kind of a picky eater. Don't tell him I said that! Oh wait, he reads this... 
We had a great time and are looking forward to getting to know them better! Thanks Brandi and Robin!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Day 30 of Project 365

Two of my friends are also doing Project 365 this year. It's Jodi's second year, and Jana's first (I think) and all three of us were at an appreciation dinner tonight for the youth church workers. Jodi and forgot our cameras so we are using Jana's picture as our picture of the day. Thanks Jana :)

Oh and if you look closely, you can see the fabulous new green water bottle that I won. Love it!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Day 29 of Project 365


Any guesses what we were all up to on a Friday night? I'll give you a hint... Rob was not there because he already has his :)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Day 28 of Project 365

My 2009 photobook came in the mail today! I'm always so excited the first time I get to look through the hard copy of a photobook. Even though I go through them a hundred times (okay, that might be a little exaggeration) before I place the order, there is something about flipping through the pages and seeing the printed version of my pictures for the first time that I just LOVE! So far I have only found one typo, but it's late and I went through it kind of quickly so there are probably more. I am so happy with how it turned out though! My picture of the day is of the cover, before the book had ever been opened. This is the same kind of book that I am making with these project 365 pictures that I am taking this year. I make most of my photobooks using and have always been very satisfied with their price, quality and customer service. It's such a great way to remember each year and organize your photo's into something that can be cherished for years to come. Okay, I kind of sound like a commercial, so I'll stop now. If you want to see the book in person sometime, all you have to do is ask. I love showing them off!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Day 27 of Project 365

The Blue Tooth. Such a funny little device. I use to make fun of people who wore them. Now I've joined ranks... (but only because it is now illegal in Oregon to talk on your cell phone while driving.) It's weird to think that seeing these devices protruding out of the ears of random people will be common place for Jenica. She already doesn't seem to give it a second glance - I expected her to be intrigued by it and want to pull it off my ear but she hardly seems to notice. It has been very convenient at times, I will admit... but I still think they look silly! This was my best attempt at an "artistic" shot of something that normally looks so, well, for lack of a better word, inartistic! Oh, and it also accentuates the gorgeous pearl earrings Rob got me for Christmas. Thanks honey and thanks for helping me take today's picture ;)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 26 of Project 365

I'm so excited to get to announce that my friends Tim & Emelye are having a baby! This new little addition is expected to arrive sometime in early August (maybe late July - if Emelye is extra hot and uncomfortable this summer!)

Have you ever just met someone that you knew would make an amazing mom? Emelye is totally that person. From the first time I started getting to know her I knew she was destined to me a mommy, and I'm so excited that the Lord has blessed them with their own little "miracle".

Oh, and she's an amazing cook too by the way... She brought over dinner tonight in exchange for me taking some pictures for them to use in their "Christmas Letter", which is getting out so late because they wanted to be sure to include the baby news!

Artichoke chicken, fresh green salad with homemade dressing, and apple crisp for dessert. My mouth is watering all over just thinking about it and I'm still full from the extra servings I ate because it was so delicious! We had a blast up in the studio taking pictures and being silly (well, Emelye and I had fun... for some reason I think Tim just tolerated the experience but he was a good sport about the whole thing and we got some great shots!) Here's one of my favorites from tonight's shoot:

Congratulations you two! I'm so excited to be a part of this next season of your lives!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Day 25 of Project 365

A quick visit from my dad tonight, passing through on his way down to California, brought lots of enjoyment to little Jenica who got to show off all her cool new toys to Grandpa.

And tax season has begun, which has somehow managed to suck all my creative energy that I usually use to write these posts. Hopefully it isn't permanent! Good night all.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Day 24 of Project 365

One Sunday a month Rob and I hang out in the nursery with Jenica so other parents can enjoy church "toddler free." Today was our Sunday, and although I hear we missed an excellent service, we had a great group of kids today that were truly a joy to watch. They all played well together, shared with each other and were just in really good moods. (And, no one pooped! I'm not gonna lie... not having to change poopy diapers all morning definitely adds to the enjoyment factor, and yes, it is true that your own kids poop stinks way less than other kids!)

My picture of the day is Jenica playing peek-a-boo behind the play kitchen while Emily Hadden watches. She eventually joined in the fun, as did some of the other children, but it was near impossible to get a good picture of more than 1 or 2 kids at a time. Once again, the picture is courtesy of the iPhone so the quality isn't wonderful but it was a good representation of the day, so there ya go!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Day 23 of Project 365

I took a lot of pictures today! It was a beautiful, sunny, and unusually warm January day here in Oregon City so Jenica got to play outside a lot and then help Daddy wash the car. While she took her afternoon nap, I uploaded a batch of pictures to facebook, including the cute car wash ones from today.

For dinner, we went to our friends' Dave & Kelly's house for a delicious American meal of roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy and broccoli delightfully seasoned and cooked to perfection in the oven. Kelly is an excellent cook (she has the scars to prove it... just ask her to tell you the story) but fortunately was able to cook tonight's meal unharmed. After dinner she asked how I was possibly going to choose which photo I would use as today's picture of the day, to which I replied that I would not have to choose between adorable Jenica pictures since my picture of the day would be of none other than Dave & Kelly themselves! So here it is:

You see, I'm sure through out my 365 days of photos, Jenica will be the subject of many, many a picture. But what I really wanted to look back and remember about today was the lovely dinner we had with good friends and the fun times we had playing Settlers of Catan, one of our absolute favorite games. Thanks guys for having us over to your beautiful home and for all the laughs while us girls lost horribly at Cities & Knights. At least we somewhat redeemed ourselves during game two when Rob's "high numbers only" strategy backfired and Dave's metropolis in the desert failed to produce. We'll have to do it again soon!

Oh, and for those of you interested in seeing the rest of the pictures from today, you can click here and take a gander!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Day 22 of Project 365

I took this picture today to enter Jenica in the Beautiful Baby Search that Regis and Kelly do every year. Someone told me I should enter her last year, but she wasn't quite old enough. (Entrants must be at least 6 months old.) Luckily I read about it in the Parenting magazine I got in the mail yesterday, otherwise I might have missed the cut off of January 29th. If you want to enter your cute kid, you can go to the Live! website and submit a photo online. Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 21 of Project 365

The sun was out today! It was a marvelous thing. Jenica got up from her afternoon nap and wasn't quite sure what the bright yellow stuff streaming in the window was. She was actually very intrigued by it for a good 5 minutes or so and enjoyed playing with the shadows that it made when she stood in it's path. It was the perfect chance to get outside and enjoy the dry and relatively warm afternoon so Brandi and I got the kids loaded up in the strollers and went for a run. In total, we ended up doing 6 miles, and only walked the major hills, which was pretty impressive considering we haven't ran pushing an extra 30 - 40 lb in probably at least 3 months. It really adds to the difficulty factor, that's for sure! It's a good thing we got an early start though since it still gets dark by 5 o' clock. This picture was taken about 10 minutes from being done and you can see the daylight is fading fast. The kids were troopers though and probably enjoyed some time outside almost as much as we did.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 20 of Project 365

My friend Shelly came over today for a visit with her beautiful 7 week old daughter Addison. She was so tiny and precious compared to my rambunctious little toddler, and seeing them side by side made it hard to believe that Jenica was that size only a little over a year ago. It's crazy how fast they grow up! Just wait, Shelly... little Addison's going to be running around too before you know it!

Jenica has been really great around babies so far and today was no exception. She was intrigued by Addison but was always very gentle and made sure to look to me or Shelly for approval before she got close or tried to touch her. Shelly and I both agreed that someday (not anytime too soon folks.... so don't get your hopes up) little Jenica will make a great big sister!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day 19 of Project 365

Oh, where would I be without this amazing woman in my life? At least 20 lbs heavier, I'm sure! She has been my motivation to get to the gym at least 2 nights a week and in the process of being a wonderful work out partner we've also become great friends. Meeting her was truly answered prayer. During a time when I felt like I didn't have any close friends that lived near by, we happened to connect through mutual friends and discovered that we had quite a bit in common. We both have kids only a year apart in age, we live less than 2 miles from each other, we both belong to 24 hour fitness... We started going to the gym together early last summer and it has made such a difference having someone to exercise with that is at the same fitness level as I am and enjoys the same sort of things as me. We have since run two 5k races together and are considering a half marathon! She is also a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and helped me finally get to my goal weight after years of trying and achieve lifetime status myself. There's so much more I could say, but there are still 346 days left of this project of mine, so I better save some for later. I'm sure she'll be featured again!

Thanks Brandi for a delicious dinner, a great work-out, a fun shopping experience and of course, Happy Hour! But most of all, thanks for being you!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Day 18 of Project 365

It's kind of ironic that the name of my purse is the "everyday bag". You can check them out at (and if you decide to order your own, use the promo code 'snaphappy1' to get a 10% discount! I promise, they didn't pay me to write this, but I love mine so I thought I would share.) It's been a great way to carry around pictures of my daughter, but as a (mostly) stay at home mom, I most definitely do not use my purse EVERY day! Some days, I don't even leave the house... although those are few and far between as I tend to get a little stir crazy, but when I do, usually a diaper bag is more practical than a stylish handbag.

However, I felt this would be a good symbolism of today as it was my first day back to work for the beginning of "tax season" -  the 3 months out of the year that I become a full time career woman, and therefor get to carry my "Everyday Bag", well, every day! Although I will miss my daughter greatly during this 'season', it helps to know that there is an end in sight, and that I will always have her smiling face to look at when I'm missing her the most!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 17 of Project 365

Kid free date nights in the Bachelder house have been few and far between since our sweet little Jenica was born almost 17 months ago, and with out them, you tend to forget how important time alone with your spouse really is. I get so stuck in "mommy mode" that I lose sight of the fact that my husband still needs me to be his wife and not always just the mother of his child. Although it's gotten easier to leave Jenica the older she gets, it's still hard for me to leave her with someone that doesn't seem to genuinely want to spend time with her. That is just one of the many reasons that we are so thankful for our friends Breal and Jesse.  Breal always seems really excited to watch Jenica and tells me later what an angel she was (and what mom doesn't love to hear that!) They watched Jenica for us the first time we took an overnight trip with out her and they kept her all afternoon and evening today so Rob and I could have some alone time. We did some shopping, had a drink at Stanford's happy hour (raspberry mojitos by the way are delicious!), then met up with some friends at Five Guys Burger and Fries for some dinner before going to see The Blind Side (an excellent movie that I would highly recommend to pretty much everyone.) I didn't have my Nikon with me so today's photo comes to you courtesy of the iPhone. Have I mentioned lately how much I love that thing?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Day 16 of Project 365

My husband has been playing video games for over 12 hours straight! Fortunately he doesn't do this very often. In fact, this is the first time he's done it in the 2 1/2 years we've been married. And it was a planned event, so I was fully prepared to not see him for most of the day. He's having a LAN Party in our detached office space above the garage, about 700 square feet of space, complete with bathroom and kitchenette, that doesn't get nearly enough use. I am definitely not the best person to describe exactly what a LAN Party is. I do remember from my college computer class that LAN stands for a Local Area Network, so I think what that means is that everyone's computer is connected to each other, kind of like the Internet, only local instead of wide. (Isn't the Internet a WAN, or Wide Area Network? Somebody, please correct me if I'm wrong.) Anyway, all I know for sure is there is a bunch of people up in our office with computers playing video games against each other. I'm not sure who's winning or losing, all I know for sure is that there are some good snacks up there (hence the reason I have ventured up there on a couple of occassions) and it is nearly impossible to get a good picture of everyone with out a computer screen or something blocking someone's face. Plus, they are probably all concentrating on not getting killed and would not appreciate being told to look at the camera and smile! So, this picture was taken of that handsome husband of mine during the set-up process before anyone actually arrived and started gaming.

Jenica and I had a fun time going to IKEA with our friend Debbe this morning, then visiting with Kelly and her adorable 2 year old Hayden this evening. Reruns of The Office have been playing in my DVD player all afternoon and besides the no bake cookies I whipped up this morning for the party I haven't had to cook all day! Life is good! Maybe Rob should have parties like this more often! Oh my, did I really just say that?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Day 15 of Project 365

Chili Friday!

This morning I made our family's favorite chili recipe to take in to my husband's office for lunch today. In case this picture makes you hungry for chili, I'll post the recipe as well. Enjoy!


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound lean ground beef
1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
1 onion, chopped
2-3 garlic gloves, minced
1 28 oz can canned crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoon finely chopped pickled jalapeno peppers
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 19 oz can pinto beans


1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add the beef and cook, breaking up with a spoon until the meat browns. Add the green pepper, onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, until the onion is translucent, 3 - 5 minutes.

2. Stir in the tomatoes, jalepeno peppers, chili powder, cumin, salt, and oregano; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, stirring occassionally, about 30 minutes. Stir in the beans and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.

I like to serve the chili with shredded cheese sprinkled on top and a side of cornbread muffins. The cornbread muffins are just a regular corn bread recipe (okay, I actually don't make these from scratch, I buy the Jiffy corn muffin mix) baked in lined muffin trays so each serving is easy to grab and less messy  than making an actual pan of cornbread.

The recipe is made to serve six, but I guess our family eats big servings or something because it feels more like a good amount for 4. I usually double the recipe whenever I make it. And don't worry if you have left overs; this is one of those recipes that actually gets better the next day! If you like it spicier you can always add more chili powder, extra jalapenos, or anything else you might like. Happy "Chili Friday" everyone!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Day 14 of Project 365

I've gotten a lot of questions about what kind of camera I use, so I thought it might be appropriate to honor the camera as my picture of the day! However, it's hard to take a picture of your camera! Fortunately, Rob still has his old Olympus so I used that bad boy to photograph my pride and joy, the Nikon D80. Rob got the D80 for me as a birthday gift last year for the big 30, and let me tell you, it has probably been the most used gift I've ever received. I absolutely love this camera, but what has really made all the difference in taking great pictures, especially portrait shots, is the Nikkor 50mm f1.4 lens. The lens takes some getting use to since it's a fixed length lens, so instead of just being able to zoom in and out with a button, you actually have to position yourself close to or far away from your subject, depending on your desired results. However, the low f-stop capability allows you to take pictures in low light with out the use of a flash or tri-pod, which I love! So there you have it... that's what's in my camera bag. What's in yours?

Day 13 of Project 365

The highlight of our day was having a delicious dinner at our friends' house, playing games, socializing and just hanging out getting to know Mark and Sarah better. They are an amazing couple! Sarah actually went to the same high school as Rob but I just met her this summer and am really enjoying getting to know her. The men have found common interest in hunting and guns and other manly such things.

It was my first "awkward" Project 365 moment so far as I really wanted a picture of them to be my picture of the day but felt a little weird asking. They were great sports about it though, and the picture turned out great... Beaver and all! That little fellow in the middle (who has apparantly just eaten a Duck!) was a gift to Mark, who is OSU alum, so obviously a Beaver fan. We won't hold that against them though :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day 12 of Project 365

Grocery shopping day! Not usually the most fun thing on my agenda but today was an exception. First of all, Rob was home with Jenica so I was able to do all my errands in one trip, something my efficiency oriented brain loves to do. Second of all, I ended up with a great story out of my monthly Winco run. Somehow another woman and I managed to switch shopping carts half way through the store and not realize it until we were several aisles away, but still almost right next to each other. It was so funny! I went to put some sour cream in my cart and realized that I wasn't pushing my cart at all! So I started looking around for a cart with familiar looking groceries and was fortunate enough to spot it just a short ways down the aisle near a woman eying the juice selection. After briefly examining the cart up close to make sure it was in fact mine, I asked her if our carts may have accidentally been switched. She looked at the cart I had been pushing and determined that it was in fact hers, however, the meat in it did not belong to her. That is when we realized that we must have switched a few aisles back in the meat department, since the meat in her cart was mine, then pushed each others carts all the way down to dairy with out realizing the mix-up. I guess you kinda had to be there but I really got a kick out of it. I'm giggling a little now even as I write this. It's good to find joy in the little things. Anyway, while sharing the story with my friend Brandi tonight, she mentioned that I should have taken a picture of the cart for my picture of the day. I, of course, never even thought to do that even though I saw a guy in the grocery store walking around with the exact same camera I own slung over his shoulder. So the next best thing was to take a picture of my lovely fridge full of said groceries, all of which I claim full responsibility for, including the three tubs of ice cream seen in the freezer.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Day 11 of Project 365

Jenica's first two syllable work was "happy", followed shortly there after by "apple". And one morning she woke up and said them together, "happy apple". Ever since then it's been a cute little nick name for her. Just in case you were wondering...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Day 10 of Project 365

Today is a perfect example of how Project 365 can capture moments that might not otherwise be remembered on film. Jenica has come down with a cold, and was running a low grade fever today, maybe due to the cold or maybe because she's teething, but either way, she was generally unhappy and uncomfortable this afternoon and you could see it in her eyes. Rob captured this moment as I snuggled on the couch with her and prayed that the Lord would make her better. And ya know what? He did! By the time I got back from the gym a few hours later, she was running around like her normal, bubbly self. She still has the cough and the runny nose so we're still believing for complete healing of her body, but just to have her happy again meant the world to me.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Day 9 of Project 365

We finally made it up to the mountain today for our annual New Years Day snowshoeing trip! I know, I know... it's not New Years Day, but we didn't go on the first because the weather said the conditions wouldn't be that great. Today, the weather was pretty darn nice! The temperature was probably in the low 40's and the sun even almost peeked out for a bit while we were out. We went to Trillium Lake, just past Government Camp, a favorite spot of mine since it's where Rob proposed to me almost 3 years ago. Great memories!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Day 8 of Project 365

Another big shout out to my wonderful husband tonight for today's picture (or should I say pictures). When you have a daughter as cute as ours (I know, we're biased being her parents and all... but anyway) it's just so hard to choose just one! Plus, I thought these four pictures that Rob took of her tonight in the bath tub would look really cool as a collage, so here you go:

She had the cutest little french braid in her hair yesterday and today, and when he took the braids out, this is what was left. Too bad she couldn't wear this style for a day but after two days with out a bath, there's probably enough food in that head of hair to feed a starving child in Africa or something!

In other news, Jenica got to go to work with Mommy and Daddy today. Here's a picture of her looking super cute and way to grown up walking down the hall to the office:

This probably would have been my photo of the day if Rob had not taken such adorable pictures of Jenica while I was over at my friend Sarah's house. So just in case you're wondering, I am taking a picture a day in 2010... but I'm so glad that Rob is taking pictures too and since each day's picture is going in a photo book that will eventually be printed to remember our year as a family, I'm glad that it will have pictures taken by each of us. Thanks honey!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day 7 of Project 365

Okay, big news of the day: Jenica went poo poo in her potty today! Don't worry, I didn't photograph it, although the thought did briefly cross my mind until I remembered how many embarrassing moments came out of the poo of mine that my dad photographed when I was a kid. Apparently I was very proud of the fact that it was "shaped like a C - just like our last name" or something like that. I would have to clarify with him to get the exact story, but anyway... moving on... As proud as I am of Jenica's poo, it did not, in fact, make the photo of the day.

Today's photo (well, actually two photo's because my wonderful friend Emelye had to be included) was taken at the Portland Children's Museum where we went on our morning outing. If you've never been there, you should check it out! It's lots of fun. Actually, if you want to check it out, you should invite me and Jenica along. We can get a guest in free with our membership and children under 1 are free!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day 6 of Project 365

Okay, I had another photo all picked out and ready to be the photo of the day today, but then Jenica went and had a monumental moment and I, of course, couldn't pass up the opportunity to use her picture instead! Tonight, at just over 16 months old, she went pee pee on her potty for the first time. Okay, I better explain a little more before you start thinking that I'm some sort of super mom for starting potty training before she's even a year and a half old... We got her a potty for Christmas with the intentions of just starting to talk to her about it for now, but she's still very much in diapers. However, I decided it would be fun to let her sit on it before she gets in the bath at night. She usually pees anyway either right before or right after she gets in the tub so I figured, why not? She didn't do anything the first time I set her on it, but tonight when Daddy set her on the potty before bath time, well what do you know... she went pee pee! So there you have it! More coincidence than anything else but still a proud moment for her parents none the less. She was rewarded greatly with lots of praise and a cookie that she got to eat in the bath tub, which really made more of a mess than anything else, but hey, we had to do something special for the kid, right?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Day 5 of Project 365

Well, I could have taken a picture of the extremely overcrowded gym tonight... all the New Years Resolutioners trying to burn off those extra pounds, or the 4 story parking garage that was completely full, but I thought this picture of Jenica snuggling with her daddy while I was gone working out and having girl time with my friend was a much cuter photo for my book. No, I didn't take the photo. Rob took it with his iPhone and sent it to me via text message, but that's okay... he can be part of Project 365 too :) Thanks honey!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Day 4 of Project 365

Jenica's friend Judah came over tonight to play and was sweet enough to give her kisses on the cheek! Such a sweet little boy, but the picture didn't really show off his cuteness so I practiced some fancy effects in photoshop to get his face in my "picture of the day" as well! Thanks Judah!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Day 3 of Project 365

So far I am on track for both of my 2010 goals: To take a picture a day and to read through the bible chronologically. Of course it's only the 3rd day of the year but hopefully by sharing my goals with you it will serve as some accountability to stay on track!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Day 2 of Project 365

Day 2 turned out to be a bit more challenging than day 1. What should I take a picture of on a day that nothing really that photo worthy occurred? I tried taking pictures of Jenica playing with her Lego's, or playing with play dough for the first time, but none of those seemed worthy of representing the day. I shared my dilemma with Rob as he was leaving to do some work on our condo. He suggested that I could come with him and take a picture of him working, which did sound like a good idea but the thought of loading up myself and a 16 month old in the car just to take one photo didn't seem appealing on a dark and wet January evening. As he was leaving, he shut the door behind him and behold, my eyes fell upon our "wall of Christmas cards". It was perfect! We not only love to do a family photo Christmas card every year but we love getting them from people and taping them up to enjoy through out December, and obviously beyond since I am photographing said wall on what is now the 2nd of January. It is a great reminder of all the wonderful friends and family we have in our lives. Having your pictures on our wall (or in this case, our door) for a month or so out of the year is a great reminder for us to pray for you and just thank God for whatever roll it is you may play in our lives.... from friends and relatives to pastors and clients.... we are so thankful for you all. So before all the cards come down and the door becomes, well, just another door, I thought it appropriate to photograph all the photographs of you and give this special tradition a place in my 2010 Project 365 Photobook.

Project 365

I heard about project 365 last year from some of my scrapbooking friends and thought it sounded like a fun idea. However, the year had already started and so I decided to wait until 2010 to give it a try for myself. The premise: take a photo every day of the year. In doing so, you capture moments and parts of your life that you might not otherwise remember, and by forcing yourself to take a picture every day you inevitably increase your photography skills at the same time. So I'm giving it a shot. No guarantees that I will have time to post every picture, but I plan to make a photobook with every day's picture in it so the "project" will be documented. Here's yesterdays picture:

We were supposed to go snowshoeing but the weather said that it was going to be warm and slushy up on the mountain so we decided to have a lazy day at home instead. Our friends Fabrice and Jessica came over and watched the Rose Bowl with us. My Alma Mater, the Oregon Ducks were going up against the Ohio State Buckeyes and although they weren't able to pull off a win it was still a great game to watch.