Friday, February 11, 2011

i did it

I took a picture every single day (or nearly) for an entire year.
I put all of those pictures into a blurb book.
I'm still not 100% sold on this as the cover picture...how do you choose a single picture to represent your entire year?

Here is the little explanation I wrote on the back of the book:

To take a picture every single day of the year.  That seemed easy enough.  
And some days, it was.  Other days I found myself scraping for something photo-worthy.  But the result is brilliant. 
I have pictures of real life--adorable Nicholas, family outings, dirty dishes, daily meals, toy-strewn living room, rainstorms, puzzles, projects. 

Someday I think I'll look back on these times and wonder what life looked like when we had one child, a new house, and we were getting used to living in a new place far from home.  
I hope that these pictures will do their part in helping me remember that these
times were not always easy, but
they were always good.

If you want to take a look, I have the whole book preview right here: 2010 POTD Blurb
There's a button in the bottom right corner for viewing it full screen.

On the inside cover page I have this quote:
"The small and simple things you choose to do today will be magnified into great and glorious blessings tomorrow." 
-Ann M. Dibb (General Conference, Oct. 2009)
I had that quote hanging on my magnet board all year, and I liked to think of it as my little motivation each day to make the small and simple moments count.

Now I'm off to bake some cookies! I'm having a girl's night at my house tonight, and I'm glad to have some friends to share these cookies with.
Seriously, guys, thanks for all the recipes.  We are in chocolate chip cookie heaven at our house right now.  Kent took some to work last week, and gave one to a coworker.  As the guy was walking back to his cubicle, he took one bite of the cookie, stopped in his tracks and said,
"Mmm.  Oh yeah, that'll do."

7 comments:

Lisa Brown said...

Love the cover!! And what a great idea! I don't know if I could remember to take a picture each day though. great job!

Joe and Heather said...

I love the idea. Way to go too...thats a huge accomplishment!

shannon said...

love that quote -- I added it to the quote page on my blog. And congrats on the POTD! I know it is a tough thing to keep up with, but I love the end result.

Libby said...

Sounds great. I try to do a blog book every year too. I think it's great. It's a time consuming project, but it will leave lasting memories forever for generations to come.

heidi said...

such a cute book! I'm hoping to muster up the desire to do that one of these years!!!

marilyn said...

What a great idea! Now you have a photo journal of the whole year. Loved it! Good work.

The Tibbitts said...

I am so impressed! I loved the book and the pictures. You are so creative with the shots you took. So cute!