Project 365 2012 – A Photo a Day Journey – Week 2

Week 2 of Project 365 – photos I didn’t go with for the week can be found on my Instagram and Flickr accounts.

January 8th, 2012: My baby boy turned 10 today. My parents have been here for 2 weeks and also left to return back to South Texas today. I was happy to capture them all in my photo today!

January 9th, 2012: I couldn’t help but capture this moment this evening. Ella and Nick were in deep conversation about something Star Wars related (Ella is my lover of all things Star Wars).   I love watching my husband with our kids and am so thankful everyday to be married to someone who is such a great dad.

January 10th, 2012: Perils and joys of working from home. Doing a little Valentine’s Day Candy photoshoot when all of a sudden, some little hands appear in the picture. I love having a job that allows me to be at home during the day to be with my kids. There are times where I wish I could just have some peace and quiet, time alone to get my work done, but I wouldn’t trade my situation for anything.

January 11th, 2012: The light streaming in this morning begged for a shot of my coffee, cuties and planning notebook!

January 12th, 2012: I didn’t get my big camera out today so had to go with an iPhone picture. We had our first snow of the season today, which I am not a fan of. My 2 year old and I went on a drive through Shawnee Mission Park, bursting with visitors in the summer…quiet as a mouse today.
I can’t wait for summer!

January 13th, 2012: I think I can actually be a runner.
I used to run a lot and stopped about 11 years ago. Whenever I see people running now or hear of friends running 5K’s or more I feel that twinge… that desire to pick it up again.
The problem is, my mental self didn’t think I can do it, until this past week.
I know it takes more than a week of running a couple of miles each day to call yourself a runner, but for the first time in longer than I can remember I have the determination, the desire and the drive. My head is in it, which is what it really takes when it comes to running.
So here’s to me… a runner in training and the future me… a runner!

January 14th, 2012: Kelly, my 8 year old, got sent home from school yesterday with a stomach bug. She’s been pretty down and out but is finally starting to perk up some.
As much as we keep telling Leah (2) to stay away from her, she just won’t. She loves snuggling with her sister. Hopefully she won’t catch the bug too!

That’s it for this week. I hope you’ll remember to take out your camera and capture life moments as they happen.

Stay Connected

Subscribe to receive news, updates, and exclusive content from Dine & Dish.

Facebook      Twitter      Pinterest       RSS


  1. Laura says

    Love it. I saw your note on my project flickr site. 365 is great! Super excited to see the year as it progresses and remember all these special days. (and the frustrating ones, too)

    Happy new year!

  2. says

    I love seeing these snapshots of your life, Kristen. That picture of Ella and your husband is precious – he’s listening to her so intently. As for running – you know you can do it!

  3. Mimi Avocado says

    Everyday life…those sweet moments that slip by…unless photos help us recall the treasures. Our children recently found long-lost pictures and framed a collage for our 30th anniversary. Precious memories became a lovely gift for us all. What a gift you are creating for your family’s future.

  4. says

    Every single one of these photos is absolutely precious, Kristen! Your children are beyond adorable. I love the photo of Leah’s hands sneaking into the photo. Precious!

    Congrats on running. I’m slow as a turtle, but still moving. :)

  5. says

    I can’t help but assume little kids who are Star Wars fans feel the same way that adult fans do – like, the prequels were cheesy disappointments and George Lucas needs to take his mitts off the originals and quit “improving” them. This is probably not true, but imagining an adorable little muffin like your daughter having all sorts of film critique about the thing makes me happy.


  1. […] As I’ve mentioned, I’ve officially gotten off my sedentary butt and have taken to going to the gym 4-5 times a week since the new year. I have also been exercising at home on my off days. I’m working with a really awesome running trainer who is teaching me how to work within my heart rate zones to run most effectively. He also kicks my butt with strength training and core exercises, which makes me actually look forward to the running portion of the session! […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *