Monday, January 31, 2011

Connection: 365 day 63

“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another - and ourselves” -Jack Kornfield
365: 63 Connection

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I'm bored: 365 day 62

If she isn't constantly doing something she gets extremely bored...
365: 62 I'm Bored

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Inspirational less: 365 day 61

Exhausted from ski practice getting homework done on my bed...
As you can tell from this picture my inspiration was very low today.  I kinda feel like she looks in this picture
365: 61 Inspirational less

Friday, January 28, 2011

Perseverance: 365 day 60

"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go" -William Feather
** Day 60 (2 months) and I'm still going strong so I thought this would be the perfect picture to capture the 'never give up' attitude I have towards this project. Even in the dead of winter these leaves have decided to hang on and persevere!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Gray Gloomy Winter: 365 day 59

"I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood" ~Bill Watterson
Living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, we get a lot of these days, no wonder so many people up here suffer from seasonal affective disorder. I decided to go out and capture the grayness...
365: 59 Gray Gloomy Winter

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Secretariat: 365 day 58

No school for Naomi today so we went to the video store & had a movie/wii day! btw, since the movie is set in 1973 I went for a vintage feel with this picture!
"It's not whether they think we won. It's whether we think we won." -Chris Chenery (from the movie Secretariat)
365: 58 Secretariat

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Have Fun: 365 day 57

"Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game." -Michael Jordan
365: 57 Fun
**Really wish I had composed this shot better but had to post it anyway because she's just having way too much fun! And sometimes it should be just about the fun :))

Monday, January 24, 2011

Adversity: 365 day 56

"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all" -Emperor of China (Mulan)
365: 56 Blossom
*btw, I purchased this at a local 'once a month' store Re-Treat Design and it sits on my dresser!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Success: 365 day 55

Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything -Vince Lombardi
Ribbons from Naomi's Mont Ripley ski race today... she got 3rd in both races!! Not the best or creative picture but it will have to do because I was super busy and had to take this last minute.
365: 55 Success

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Winter Berries: 365 day 54

Captured from a tree right outside my house. Just so you know it's -2 degrees outside today so yes, I braved the bone chilling cold to capture this picture!! btw, if you look really close you can see my reflection in the berries... now that's super cool, don't you think?
365: 52 Winter Berries

Friday, January 21, 2011

Ta Dah!! 365 day 53

I took these just before she went skiing with one of her good friends...
"I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun" -Katharine Hepburn
Ta Dah!!
She wanted to practice different expressions... this was anger. Not all that convincing, is it?
Fake Anger = Fanger
*BTW, I really am having a hard time posting just one picture and this project is quickly becoming just about Naomi. I need to get out of my comfort 'Naomi' zone and try other things.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Taco Happiness: 365 day 52

We have tacos at least once almost every single week because it's so easy to make and extremely delicious. Never underestimate just how much satisfaction, how much comfort, how much soul and mouth watering yummy-ness there might be in a well-made taco!! *btw, not the best picture... I ran out of inspiration today...
Taco Happiness

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Reading is my Superpower: 365 day 51

Naomi has a book report every month for school. This month she's reading Seekers: The Quest Begins by Erin Hunter. She loves reading so these reports are so much fun for her.
"Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life." ~Helen Exley

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Breaking/Bending Rules: 365 day 50

So techinaclly I'm breaking the Project 365 rules because I didn't take these today. I took them back in October but I DID edit them today so I figure I'm just bending the rules. And besides, like I said earlier, it is my project so I can bend rules, right?
Naomi and her good friend Rachel... I'm having a hard time just posting one picture today because I love all three!! So here you go...
The Wall
The Wall
Crisp Fall Day

Monday, January 17, 2011

Question?? 365 day 49

"To be, or not to be: that is the question" -William Shakespeare

Sunday, January 16, 2011

My Dog Chaos: 365 day 48

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion"

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bulleit Bourbon: 365 day 47

Surprise Christmas present I got yesterday (January 14th) from a good friend... her last name is Bulleit--how appropriate!!
Bulleit Bourbon

No More Picture!! 365: day 46

This is what Naomi does every single time I get my camera out... she's completely done with me taking pictures of her!!No more pictures!!

Operation Christmas Decoration take down: 354 day 45

Finally on January 15th we decided our Christmas decorations needed to come down... xmas decoration take down

Friday, January 14, 2011

Let's get goofy: 365 day 44

"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive" -Elbert Hubbard

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My Disney Half Medal: 365 day 43

Quick post today... four days after the race and I'm still proud!! 
"Never, never, never give up!" -Winston Churchill
My Disney Half Medal

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Salmon Sashimi: 365 day 42

Still mobile blogging from my iPhone. I had this at the Chicago airport on my way back from Orlando. Love, love, love Salmon sashimi... I really could eat it every single day.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Impossible is NOTHING: 365 day 41

I did it, I did it!!! My very first half marathon completed... Super proud of myself!! Picture taken by my brother on my iPhone... btw, I'm biting my metal because I'm channeling Rafa Nadal ;)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Hope you're ready for me Disney Half: 365 day 40

Blogging this from the Chicago airport on my iPhone. Hopefully it works, it's my 1st attempt at mobile blogging. iPhone picture taken of Chicago from the air...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

FaceTime: 365 day 39

Naomi FaceTime video chatting with her friend Beck and Jack in Canada via my iPhone 4

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mr. G: 365 day 38

Naomi's very first build-a-bear workshop bear, Mr G!!  She got him back when she was four.  Since then Build-A-Bear has been quite an obsession for her.  It's the only toy she's ever been truly interested in.  She has almost 20 now but Mr. G is still her favorite.  She sleeps with him every night and is taken on every single trip.  Now, that's true love!! 
"Anyone who has looked a teddy bear in the face will recognize the friendly twinkle in his knowing look." -Harold Nadolny 

Best Friend Mr. G
Mr. G

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Appallingly bad idea??: 365 day 37

About 6 months ago my friend Nicole convinced me to sign up for the Disney half marathon. Click here to find out how I felt about it back then.  Now 6 months later and 4 days before the race I'm thinking was this an atrociously bad idea? I'm starting to get extremely nervous, having thoughts like did I train enough, will I pass out, will I DIE, and plain old feelings of being scared.  Ahhhh!!!  What have I gotten myself into?  I'm not a runner... YIKES!! Truth be told I haven't trained all that much but my longest run *has* been 10 miles 3 weeks ago so I should be good, right? LOL at any rate, here are my tools for the race...

Monday, January 3, 2011

Lazy again: 365 day 36

Took this 3 days ago while we were still on vacation but thought I'd post it because I was too lazy to take a picture today...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Traveling: 365 day 35

We're finally home after traveling on New Years eve and New Years day...  here's a picture I snapped while we were driving through downtown Chicago at night.  My very first attempt at slow shutter speed light photography...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Last meal 2010: 365 day 34

My final meal of 2010... Buffalo Wild Wings!  I've eaten a lot of wings from b'dubs but these were by far the best I've ever had... ever!!  Makes me feel like it's a good sign for 2011.  Picture taken on my iPhone:

Threading: 365 day 33

My friend Nicole getting threaded.  I've seen threading places advertised at malls before but have never tried it myself.  I usually just get my eyebrows waxed but after seeing it done I might just have to give it a go next time.  What is threading, you ask? Find an explanation here