Projects throughout the years: A picture a day in 2011.

2011 was a good year. We had a blizzard, I learned to crochet, we took a train to San Antonio and all year, we celebrated lots of life with lots of family. Looking through the photos for this year feels extra bittersweet to me.

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sixteen

twenty

thirty-five

forty-nine

sixty-three

seventy-one

eighty-three

ninety-two

one-hundred & thirty

one-hundred & thirty-three

one-hundred & thirty-four

one-hundred & forty-seven

one-hundred & fifty-five

one-hundred & fifty-seven

one-hundred & sixty

one-hundred & sixty-two

one-hundred & sixty-four

one-hundred & seventy-six

one-hundred & eighty-five

blue broom, bristles // two-hundred & seventeen

two-hundered & nineteen

two-hundred & twenty-eight

two-hundred & thirty-five

two-hundred & thirty-six

two-hundred & thirty-seven

two-hundred & forty-two

two-hundred & seventy-six

three-hundred

three-hundred & twelve

three-hundred & fourteen

three-hundred & fifteen

three-hundred & twenty-seven

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Today we are going to say goodbye to this amazing lady. The sky is currently gray, and rain is slowly dripping off the eaves, and off the eaves of her house next door, too, which gives me a feeling. I feel so grateful to her for the part she did in raising Shaun, and for all the times she simply called me “granddaughter.” I feel lucky that I got to eat her chocolate pie, that I sleep most nights under one of her quilts, and that the last time I saw her she squeezed me so tight, still so strong, and told me she loved me. Goodbye Grandma, I love you too.

 

Projects throughout the years: 3rd 365 self portrait set, May 2010-2011

In May of of 2010 I got a new dSLR and I was feeling super inspired. Really, in a lot of ways, with my newly short hair and camera, I was feeling reborn. It was the first time things felt really normal, or even a little exciting, after my dad died.

In December we went back to Disney World, we drove all the way to Florida. It was probably my favorite of our 3 trips there.

In February 2011 we had an amazing blizzard. Super rare in Oklahoma, so we were snowed in for over a week, and it was really fun. I also taught myself how to crochet that week, and it became one of my favorite things to do for the next several years.

Here are some highlights from that set:

like a drunk but not

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March – #CY365 – Week 10

64. celebrate
64. celebrate
65. in the morning
65. in the morning
66. ordinary/self portrait
66. ordinary/self portrait
67. In the mirror
67. in the mirror
68. wearing a favorite
68. wearing a favorite
69. what i eat.
69. what i eat.
70. what i'm reading
70. what i’m reading

My year in video: 2010

In May of 2010 I got a Canon Rebel T2i and started shooting little videos of our life.

Projects throughout the years: 52 weeks of us, 2009-2010

In October 2009 I started a 52 weeks project of self portraits with my husband. They make me so happy, I’ve started doing this every couple of years or so. Here are my favorites from our first year.

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t h r e e
3/52
f o u r
4/52
t e n
10/52
f o u r t e e n
14/52
f i f t e e n
15/52
t w e n t y - s i x
26/52
t h i r t y - s e v e n
37/52
f o r t y - t h r e e
43/52
f i f t y - t w o
52/52

Projects throughout the years: A Picture a Day 2009

2009 started out rough. What I remember most about the beginning of the year was how Shaun took care of me. My dad had just died and I felt very helpless and brokenhearted. Shaun spent a lot of the school break packing me and my cameras into the car and driving me to pretty places to distract me with photography, like he had perfectly intuited what I needed at that moment. The whole world felt different. I felt so broken, but also braver. My dad dying was (and still is) the worst thing that had ever happened in my life and I had faced it and my anxiety wasn’t so scary anymore. I spent some time wallowing in the groove on the couch created by my grief-stricken Lord of The Rings marathons, yes, but I came out stronger than ever. I also think my photography became more important, it had more purpose, I wanted to capture every single thing about my life, and preserve it forever.

January 1, 2009
January 1, 2009
January 7, 2009
January 7, 2009
January 14, 2009
January 14, 2009
January 16, 2009
January 16, 2009
January 22, 2009
January 22, 2009
January 30, 2009
January 30, 2009
163. they tumble blindly
February 3, 2009
February 16, 2009
February 16, 2009
February 21, 2009
February 21, 2009
March 18, 2009
March 18, 2009
April 3, 2009
April 3, 2009
April 4, 2009
April 4, 2009
April 16, 2009
April 16, 2009
April 27, 2009
April 27, 2009
April 28, 2009
April 28, 2009
June 10, 2009
June 10, 2009
June 12, 2009
June 12, 2009
June 16, 2009
June 16, 2009
July 4, 2009
July 4, 2009
August 1, 2009
August 1, 2009
August 28, 2009
August 28, 2009
September 5, 2009
September 5, 2009
September 23, 2009
September 23, 2009
October 9, 2009
October 9, 2009
October 13, 2009
October 13, 2009
October 30, 2009
October 30, 2009
November 13, 2009
November 13, 2009
November 18, 2009
November 18, 2009
November 22, 2009
November 22, 2009
December 11, 2009
December 11, 2009
December 14, 2009
December 14, 2009
December 18, 2009
December 18, 2009
December 31, 2009
December 31, 2009

February #cy365 – week 7

43. where i stand
43. where i stand
44. clutter
44. clutter
45. red
45. red
46. heart
46. heart
47. striking
47. striking
48. bundled up
48. bundled up
49. blazing
49. blazing

52 weeks of us, the last 13 weeks!

We finished our year of couple portraits last weekend!

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My latest 100 happy days, the last 50 (and the last 50 days of 2015!)

I started my last #100happydays project so that it would finish up on New Year’s Eve. Here are the last 50 days, full of good food, NaNoWriMo, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and snow!

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