project 365

Project 365 – Day 7

day7-5I had a rare cloudy morning to myself today so I took another trip over to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens to take my photo of the day. It was nice because I could actually take my time to view some of the gardens without a little 4 year old pestering me to keep moving. They were starting to take out some of the tulip flower beds and some of the other flowers aren’t quite in bloom yet, but overall it was a pretty morning walk.day7-1 day7-2 day7-3 day7-4

Project 365 – Day 6


Last night, Liam decided he wanted to start playing with the Lincoln Logs he got for Christmas. We had put them away for awhile because he didn’t know exactly how to build with them since he was so used to playing with Legos. I was a little skeptical last night that I was going to end up building everything for him (and I did end up building a lot), but there was just something that clicked for him and he ended up building a couple houses. He even asked if we could play with them again this morning.

There are times that Liam just amazes me with his creativity. Today was definitely one of those days. He started by making a small house (pictured below). And then he turned it into this huge farm. All the little logs that you see standing up are different kinds of animals. He was so proud of himself and even asked me to take a picture of it. I can’t wait to see what else he’ll create with this “new” toy.


Project 365 – Day 5

day5-1I promise that one day I will take a photo of something other than Liam for my photo of the day. But for now he’s my muse. Portraits are my main focus right now anyway so it makes sense that I would photograph what I know. I plan to have a few monthly challenges for myself so that I step out of my comfort zone. However for now, I’ll keep taking pictures of Liam for as long as he’ll let me.


Project 365 – Day 4

day4-1 This morning we ventured over to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens to check out some of the flowers that were in bloom. To my surprise they actually had the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit going already. We spent the morning exploring the gardens and checking out some beautiful butterflies. One even landed on Liam’s head but was gone before I could snap a photo. Here are a few other photos from our morning.day4-2day4-3day4-4day4-5 day4-6 day4-7

Project 365 – Day 3

day3-1I’m going to be honest today. This is not my favortie picture, but it was the best of what I had from this morning. I like it because it’s a nice playful moment between my husband and son while we were at the mall this morning. I guess photographing on a sunny day is something that I’m just going to have to work on 😉

Project 365 – Day 2

day2-3After breakfast this morning, we went over to Nana’s house for a bit to look and see if the eggs in her bird house had hatched yet. While we were there, Liam decided he wanted to play in the rain some. So nice to see him enjoying the rain for once.

Here’s Liam looking at the bird nest: day2-1

Project 365 – Day 1

day1-1I’ve been slacking a bit on the photo front at home. Not that I haven’t been using my camera, but I feel like a lot of my photos have been a bit reptitive. Usually, I’ll break out my camera while Liam is playing on the floor with legos or other such toys. And while those are great memories, I know that I can do more. I’ve decided to really challenge myself over the next 365 days to really take some photos that are different.

Today, I felt like it was only approperiate to capture the stuffed animal that caused a middle of the night (I really don’t know what time it was because I was too afraid to look at the clock) wake-up call because it was suddenly missing. Of course it was just under some covers and thankfully Liam went back to bed without a problem. I wish I could say the same for myself.

My goal is to use my DSLR every day, but if I use my iPhone camera every once in awhile, I think I’ll be okay with that too. The point is just to get out there and capture the moment. I can’t wait to see the improvements that I make over this next year.

Here are a couple runner ups for my day 1 photo.

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