Here we are nearing the end of another Project 365 year. I love looking back at these photos, and enjoy putting together the monthly posts, but as you loyal blog readers know, I'm still two (soon to be three) months behind. And it is exhausting trying to keep up. So I'm trying to decide if I want to do this again next year. Maybe modify it a bit? Any suggestions out there?
But one thing I treasure and am so happy that I did, was to take a photo each month of my family. These little snapshots make my heart so happy and I'm definitely gonna do this one again next year.
Along with the picture, I'll share with you how we got each one, in case you're inspired to start your own monthly project next year.
Gran snapped this one for us in her yard as we were preparing to head home.
A stranger on the ferry.
Grandpa stopped by for a quick visit, and this was the last day of the month. So he captured us in our un-showered best.
Easter Sunday at a friend's house. I brought over the blanket and asked him to take this in his back yard. And yes, I purposefully chose my shirt to match my girls.
We set the camera down on a ledge and used the remote.
At a wedding a friend snapped this one for us.
Another friend at Dani's birthday adventure.
Classic arm out, snuggle in, cell phone self portrait.
We paid (kinda, we bartered) for a professional one this month.
Jen snapped this one for me after I took her family pictures.
Another stranger on a ferry. Dani made friends with a young man who was playing with a cool wooden toy. He was so sweet to her, and so sweet to take this for us.
This was taken with Darin's cell phone (it was too rainy to haul a baby and my bulky camera) by a nice family who were out hunting for a tree as well.
So see, I'm not too ashamed to hand over my nice camera, or Darin's nice phone, to a stranger. I'm good at the self timer, and Darin's arm is long enough. Friends and family are roped in too.
So very thankful for the year I've had with this lively and lovely bunch.