I slid my memory card into the computer as I began working on this post, not quite sure what to expect. I knew I had taken a picture every day, but many of them were rushed and felt uninspired. I’m surprisingly pleased – not necessarily with the quality of the photos, but that they really do capture the little moments of our lives for the past 7 days. That’s what the project is all about. As it nears the end, I am getting really excited to compile all 365 photos from 2014 into a little memory book for our family. A millisecond of each day of this year to bring us back to that moment in time, even years from now.
316/365 – Wednesday, November 12th: The boys’ cousin, Spencer, sent them a Lego advent calendar. I tried explaining to them that we couldn’t open any of the little tabs until the first of December but they didn’t want to hear that. We made a deal. They each got to choose one character and agreed that there would be noooo issues on the days that they found those little windows empty come December….time will tell if they hold up their end of the bargain.
317/365 – Thursday, November 13th: Date night for moms in the Maple Room. This time I got to visit Dexter’s class while Ryan spent time in the Oak Room with Theo. Dexter truly loves every water job and was proud to show me how to clean the windows with a spray bottle and squeegee. Several times. Or several dozen times. Whatever.
318/365 – Friday, November 14th: We traveled down to East Tennessee to celebrate an early Thanksgiving with my family. These three littlest grandchildren sure enjoyed their frozen yogurt (and playing in the kids’ corner!) at our friends’ new Froyoz store.
319/365 – Saturday, November 15th: Thanksgiving, but not really. My sister and her family are going on vacation the week of Thanksgiving so we headed down a couple weeks early to visit and celebrate. I celebrated all weekend long by eating no less than 4 slices of this heavenly peanut butter pie with perfectly beautiful, light, fluffy meringue – made with love by my very own mama. These are the best pies in the world…she could sell them and makes millions. And probably hates it when I request them – that meringue sure is fussy. Seconds after the picture was taken, we mangled it into an unrecognizable disastrous mess, but it sure was delicious.
320/365 – Sunday, November 16th: I guess we’d never taken the boys to a Red Lobster before. I’m thinking we would have remembered how fascinated they were by the live lobsters in the tank. After lunch, we ended our short trip to Tennessee and headed back home.
321/365 – Monday, November 17th: I get to work extra early on the days Theo and Dexter don’t go to school to make up for getting in later on the days they do. This day I was even earlier than usual and it is always eerie, being the only one in the building, hallways still dark. And yes, that’s snow! Our first accumulating (barely, but still an inch or so) snow of the season…about a month earlier than I’d prefer.
322/365 – Tuesday, November 18th: Theo wanted me to photograph his latest creation. He just thinks these things up…what’s neat & interesting (to us) is that his creations are always symmetrical. My favorite photo this week has to be sweet little Penelope’s face on Day 318. What’s yours?