First things first :) I started the 365 day challenge this year (taking a photo every day for 365 days). I'm totally excited about this. I feel like I didn't take nearly enough in 2008. One of the main reasons is my favorite lens broke and I never replaced it, but hopefully soon I'll be able to. At the end of the year, I'm going to make a 36S photobook with my photos and captions..... so here are my first photos:
Day one, January 1 2009: okay, this is before I actually decided to do the 365 challenge and is the only picture I took on the 1st...so its kind of random ....we were riding down the road and saw some deer. Kevin was like "Shouldn't you take a picture of the the deer?" (lol)
Day 2, January 2, 2009: The dreaded self portrait. Yesterday was the day I actually decided to do the challenge. I was sitting in front of the computer, no make-up, no fixed hair, and I just used my lamp for the lighting and this is what I got. I don't take nearly enough pictures of me :)
Day 3, January 3, 2009: The Crothers go to the Renaissance....they unveiled a new fountain recently that I was anxious to take some pictures of. I have two pics that I really love from today:
I'm in a sepia-ish mood lately, can you tell? If anyone out there in blogland is doing the 365 challenge, please share your pics! I would love to see them!
As far as new years resolutions, I'm totally keeping with my main theme from last year (click here for more details). It worked out great, got a lot of things accomplished, but I know I can do better :) I also need to cook more and continue to LOSE WEIGHT!!!! My total weight lost for 2008 ended up only being 18 pounds (I gained some back in November/December). I want to make running a habit in 2009.
Speaking of running, the Marathon Makeover defeated me....I was doing good until our 8 mile training run, my knee was hurting for six days after that run. The next week was the nine mile run, so I ran that and my knee got a lot worse, and after that I was done. I've had to slowly start getting back. I took most of December off from running from fear of my knee getting worse. This week I've been running with no pain, so I'm excited about that :)
Christmas was good, I gave the gift of photobooks and calendars mostly! Here are some pics of the books I gave to my parents and sister:
I made this book from the pre-designed book available at Stories By Everyone at Scrapbooks Etc....I could not be more pleased with how it turned out! The inside cover is this awesome patterned paper....love it!
I got an unexpected surprise toward the end of December, I gave some samples of my work for Noritsu to use in their booth at the upcoming CES (Consumer Electronics Showcase) and they sent me three copies of the bound book...its 8x8 and I LOVE it! Most of these layouts I had never even printed before, despite the fact that some of them were 3+ years old (I need to print ALL my layouts this year....I need to make that a priority) Here is a pic of the books, they have 40 layouts inside:
Anyways, thats a little update. I'm hoping to be a better blogger in 09 as well!