Monday, January 28, 2013

first 25 days

we are off from school for a snow day today, so we're doing little more than playing, making muffins, catching up on lounging around and staying in pjs.  but i wanted to share these images from a project i'm working on.

i decided at the first of the year to take a photo of each girl every day and post it in instagram (if you haven't found this app, do it.  its amazingly cool and fun.)  i call my daily posts "the harper project 365" and "the crosby project 365." my goal is by the end of the year to put them into a photo album for each girl to look back on their 2013.  

yesterday, i had 2 hours in a local coffee shop by myself (as part a coupon book from last year's valentine's day gift from michael that i still haven't used up) and i was able to complete the first page for each girl.  i'm glad i accomplished that, because doing this huge task at the end of the year would have been so daunting and i know i would have kept putting it off and it wouldn't get done.  but by doing it in 25 day chunks, it's more manageable.  so, here they are.  our first 25 days of 2013 a la instagram.  enjoy and happy snow!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


I went running a few weekends ago with a dear friend.  we talked about our worries, how being a mama is difficult, how sleep is such a commodity during these days of little ones, the big decisions we have to make about preschool vs kindergarten and girls vs boys, the importance of girlfriends.  it was a refreshing and empowering 2.7 mile run-walk, considering i haven't run in months.  running on the country roads, passing by a horse and rider, drinking in the rare 57-degree sunshiny weather.  it was uplifting.

on my drive home, i noticed a sign at a crossroads and made the decision then and there to make 2013 the year to choose joy.  no matter what, i will choose joy.  when life throws you lemons, i will choose joy.  i choose to make life happy and positive.

i posted with these words, "joy can be found whichever way you go."  and i truly believe that.  and i hope you do, too.


bare with me while i blog my way through our holiday.  not certain where the time went.  but i do know that my computer has more room for the photos we took, and is ready for more posts.