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365 project week 52 | kirkland, wa family photographer

So, that’s it…  365 photos chronicling our year.  And I have to say I’m so glad I did this project.  Looking back over the images, some I’m really proud of, some are just mediocre, but regardless, I love them all as they are my life: the good days and the off days, the crazy days and the lazy days.  I feel gratitude for every single one and the people and events that filled them.  And my total for the year: 4787 pictures.

Thanks for sharing this journey with me.  I hope to do it again in another year or two, but will continue to try to post images here regularly in the mean time.  I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2015!

365 project Week 52

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365 project week 51 | kirkland, wa family photographer

I realize that the year is up already, but as I was out of town over the holidays, I didn’t get a chance to post my last two weeks of images.  So, to almost wrap up the year, here is week 51:

365 project Week 51

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365 project week 50 | kirkland, wa family photographer

Week 50… well, the end is in sight.  I’ve been asked a lot lately if I’m going to do this again next year.  As much as I’ve enjoyed the project, I think there might be too much pressure to repeat again next year — and only so many cat/chicken pictures I can take!  But I am going to make an effort to take more “everyday” kind of photos next year and not just special occasion shots.  And then maybe the year after next…  But for now, enjoy the last few weeks of our year and yours.

 365 project week 50


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365 project week 48 | kirkland, wa family photographer

I’ve been sick.  It’s the holidays.  Umm… any other excuses for posting so late?  Well, whatever it is, that’s my story and I’m sticking with it!  Sorry for the delay, folks — happy late Thanksgiving!  🙂

365 project week 48

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365 project week 47 | kirkland, wa family photographer

This week’s images make me wish my cell phone took better pictures.  There are just times I don’t want to carry around my big ol’ camera, but every time I look at the cell pics, it makes me regret not bringing it.  I think I just need to get over it and be happy I was able to capture the shot at all…  hooray for technology!  🙂  Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

365 project Week 47

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365 project week 46

I have a confession to make…  occasionally, during the year, I have fudged on a few of my photos.  Meaning I didn’t actually take them on the day they are dated, but maybe a day or two on either side.  I figured it really didn’t matter on most days, as they were usually ongoing subjects (chickens, kittens, etc.) and would have been happening on more than one day anyway.  But then this week, I had no photo for the 18th, and two for the 19th — and they were both one-time events that I wanted to label the day they happened.  So, you’ll notice two images dated the 19th — please don’t judge me.  😉

365 project Week 46

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365 project week 45 | kirkland, wa family photographer

Lots more inside images lately, as it has been cold here (for us).  We are definitely hunkering down with cozy activities like drinking tea and reading.  It’s nice to have a little down time before the craziness of the holidays ensues.  I can already feel it coming…  but for now…

365 project week 45

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365 project week 44 | kirkland, wa family photographer

Halloween!  What a crazy fun week — so glad it’s done!  🙂  But boy does it now really feel like winter is on it’s way.  Sunset at 4:30ish, more leaves on the ground than the trees, and holiday decorations already in stores.  And this is how we going careening into the end of the year.  Just a few more months of my daily photos…  will I feel relief or sadness without them?  Only time will tell.  In the mean time…

365 project Week 44



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365 project week 43 | kirkland, wa family photographer

It was a busy week leading up to Halloween, getting ready for all the celebrations and class parties.  It was fun, but I’m glad it’s done!  Good news on the braces front — not only did we get Halloween colored bands, but we have appointments scheduled to get them removed!  Just in time to eat all that gooey candy she hasn’t been able to eat since getting them on.  😉  We also got to see the eclipse, which was pretty neat — getting a sunbreak at the right time in October in Seattle is pretty rare, so I tried to make the most of it.  I think I was more excited than the kids, though.  Oh, and I also earned my yellow belt in karate!  Whew!


365 project Week 43

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365 project week 42 | kirkland, wa family photographer

As promised, more kittens and chickens heading your way!  Guess that’s what happens when it gets to be this time of year.  🙂

365 project week 42

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