Another Year In The Life, Documented

Today we come to the end of another year of Project 365. WOO HOOO! We’ve now managed to take at least one picture every day since August 23, 2008, keeping a photo diary of the exciting and photogenic events as well as the mundane and less thrilling. As always, our lives are generally short of earth-shattering developments, so what did we have to take pictures of this year? Well, we watched hockey, we stitched, we planted, we harvested, we cooked, we gave away our marbles, and we let them run free. It was a year filled with baking adventures (like this, this, this, this, this, this, this, and most of all this), quilting adventures (like this, this, this, this, this, this, this, and this), and hockey adventures (like this, this, this, this, and this). Big goings-on for us included Schnookie serving on a jury and Pookie getting a new desk at work. It was a year of photo excursions — we went to Princeton, New York City, Ocean Grove, New Hope, Philadelphia, New York again, New York again, the nature trail behind our house, New York again, Columbus, New York again, Asbury Park, New York yet again, and The Netherlands (oh, The Netherlands, The Netherlands, The Netherlands, The Netherlands!). It was a year of photo-worthy weather, with snow, snow, and more snow, and lightning that cost us a dear friend. We challenged ourselves to be more creative taking everyday pictures, at work, on the way to work, on the way home from work, putting googly eyes on things in the office, participating in the sixty-four colors Flickr group, and crossing off items on the Scavenger Hunt 101 Flickr group’s list. Best of all, we had great times with great friends, including having an apple-canning adventure with our buddy Sarah, visting Katebits (and Heather and Amy and McGuffers) in Buffalo, we had the best week ever hosting Patty Party at stately IPB Manor, and we met Mags in Amsterdam for what was probably the best day of the year.

Last year we picked our five best and five worst for our summary 3-2-1 Hockey post, but this year’s 365 doesn’t have pictures we find as charmingly bad as last time around. (Don’t get us wrong — plenty of them are bad. Just not endearingly so.) So we’ll just leave you with our ten favorites.

October 23, 2009: 62/365

October 23, 2009

October 30, 2009: 69/365

October 30 2009

November 16, 2009: 86/365

November 16 2009

December 23, 2009: 123:365

December 23 2009

December 31, 2009: 131/365

December 31 2009

March 17, 2010: 207/365

March 17 2010

April 26, 2010: 247/365

April 26 2010

May 12, 2010: 263/365

May 12 2010

May 20, 2010: 271/365

May 20 2010

August 8, 2010: 351/365

August 8 2010



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10 responses to “Another Year In The Life, Documented

  1. Sarah

    A very nice year ladies! Isn’t it so satisfying to reflect and see just how many things happen in a year? I can’t believe apple canning fell within the past year (though I’m certainly ready to do it again-oh, seasons, how you fly by). I love your top 10! And I’m so pleased you picked the adorable snowy Liz picture. And the b/w lobster sign rocks.

  2. Schnookie

    I also can’t believe apple canning was this past year! I can’t wait to do it again!! (This time I won’t be so shocked that the red hots are melting…)

    And thanks! I always feel so selfish liking the adorable snowy Liz picture, but what can a girl do? :D

  3. Pookie

    It was an action-packed year! And yeah, the apple canning seems like ages ago. I’m so excited that 365:III is going to have a picture of Midwinter Quilt-a-Thon!!!

  4. Mags

    Congratulations on making it through another 365! Wow, it was a very full year, wasn’t it? (It should be said that I got stuck on that first photo for about 15 minutes thinking “IS THAT A FISH IN HER COCKTAIL?” before clicking on it to read the story. It was a fish in your cocktail. Right. I’ll go now)

  5. Schnookie

    Thanks, Mags! Of course, you’re hot on our trails to finish up Year 2, aren’t you? Not that much longer…

    And yes, that was very much a fish in her cocktail. Two fishes, even! :D

  6. Tram

    Congrats on the 365. I enjoyed every one.

  7. Pookie

    Thanks, Mags and Tram!

  8. wooohoooo!! i know how tough this can be, but you guys always have such interesting shots. i love the retrospective, and seriously, how flat-out cool is it to be able to look back on your year like this? very. congratulations!!!

  9. Schnookie, that picture of you is SO adorable!

  10. Schnookie

    Thanks, elizabeth! It really is fun to be able to look back on a year, as you well know. It’s even fun to look back on one as uneventful as this past year was! :D

    And Heather, thanks so much! I try to be as adorable as I can. :P

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