seriously – i can not believe that a year has gone by since we started this… so much change.. i sit here, 30+ weeks pregnant.. so many people participated.. stopped.. tried.. followed along.. moved away.. far far away.. i got to know two people really well through this.. Chris and Kelly.. the project was a lot harder than I thought to keep up with.. it seems so simple.. but it isn’t.. i wanted to be more creative.. more artsy.. i wasn’t always.. but that’s okay… the point was to do it.. and we did..
to wrap up the year.. our themes were… 48 Black and White.. 49 Celebrate, a 50 Free Choice.. 51 Change and 52 Candlelight.
BLACK and WHITE
here is mine..
and from Chris S. hadn’t even thought of just black and white.. IN COLOR..
and from Kelly M. – cool.. cool..
and then the next week was CELEBRATE
after a day of 5 year old Birthday Celebrating (she actually had 3 full days of celebrating)..
fell asleep in Gramps arms..
i mean.. is that not adorable.. (grainy iphone pic.. but, i’m so glad i got it)
and from Chris S. - well done.. love the sparkly candle and the action!
next week was FREE CHOICE. i was exhausted.. company.. birthday celebrations.. Christmas getting ready.. my brain was fried..
this is from a day we got a bit of snow.. the kids played for HOURS.. out there.. hours.. i mean.. they had a blast.. the giggles and the pleas for “hot cocoa outside”.. it was a great day..
and from Kelly M.. her recent vacation… (ugh.. warm.. sun.. beach)
CHANGE was the next theme..
I wish I had a better image for this.. but this week was another really insane week at our place.. company.. Tom’s birthday.. just crazy.. and on top of that.. Emily realized her beloved lady bug, Bella, died.. i think she’d been dead for a while, but Emily noticed her color was gone.. she tried to feed her red foods so she would get her color back.. finally, we had a deep discussion about it.. and oh.. she cried.. and cried.. and was absolutely crushed..
we decided to bury her at Church, in the prayer garden..
to me.. it was a big moment.. she’s not a baby.. i can’t just divert her attention.. she’s a 5 year old really smart little girl..
i had to say the prayer..
emily ended with “she was a good ladybug”
and from Kelly M.. totally thought of doing this myself!
from Chris S… explanation – after 30+ years.. she changed her silver pattern.. soooo pretty!
and last.. was CANDLELIGHT
From Kelly M… super neat…
and from Chris S… from HER bday celebration..
and there you have it..
after i have this baby, a glass of wine in celebration!!!
thanks to all who participated – lots or a little.. followed along..