October Photo A Day Roundup

This month I participated in Fat Mum Slim’s Photo A Day project. This project actually paired perfectly with the Project Real Life class I’m taking right now. Both helped me focus on documenting the every day things that make up my life- it’s not all just pretty pictures and perfect settings. It’s life like I see it all the time. I love this. So here’s a roundup of all the photos I took this month.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 1. Where You Stood– I walked out to the garden on this day to survey all the work we had to do in terms of cleaning it out for winter. You’ll rarely find me in shoes if I can help it. Bare feet on the grass are one of my favorite things.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 2. Lunchtime– Butternut squash soup, sliced tomatoes and an asian pear. Lunch is my hardest meal to eat. It’s always such a hassle for me to come up with something good. I often skip lunch.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 3. This Happened Today– On this day I canned pears with my sister and her friend.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 4. What You Read– This is my Google Reader on my laptop. All those are blog posts that I was catching up on reading.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 5. Shadow– Ashland sleeping as we sit nearby.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 6. I’m Thankful For– I knew this was the prompt for today but didn’t know what I would photograph. As I sat on the bed that morning while Andy sat next to me tying his shoes, Ash walked up for some loves. I realized that sweet interaction was the shot I needed and I took it.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 7. Light-I took this photo as we sat at Jeremiah’s waiting for breakfast. I loved the way the light fixture hanging above our table looked and thought a picture from the table looking up might be interesting.

IMG_20121008_105323, Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 8. Angle– I took this picture while waiting for Trax. I leaned out to try and get the train in the shot as it approached. Sometimes I ride Frontrunner down to Salt Lake and spend a couple of hours in the library.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 9. Red– These red apples made the perfect subjects for this prompt.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 10. Emotion– Andy, happy at dinner on his birthday.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 11. Something Close-Up– My coleus were still going strong. I wanted to snap a picture of them before the first freeze killed them off. Coleus is a favorite of mine.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 12. On The Table– Bowls of potato soup for everyone. Andy’s parents came down around Corey and Andy’s birthday and brought dinner.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 13. Landscape– The mountains are truly fantastic here. I love living so close to them. The sun hit them at and illuminated them with this bright orangey color. I had to take a photo.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 14. Makes You Laugh– Nellie was entertaining us with drawings of Andy when she stopped to go hug her brother and pose for a picture.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 15. Dinnertime– Squash has been on the menu a lot this month.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 16. Something You Wrote– I committed to paper journaling on a regular basis again. I never really stopped doing it but I wanted to try and write something every day like I used to. It’s been fun.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 17. Fruit– I was at the SLC library this day when I realized the prompt was fruit. I opened the first cookbook I could find and snapped this photo.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 18. Made You Smile Today– Read this book in one day. I couldn’t put it down. This book made me smile, laugh, and cry. Please read it.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 19. Letters-My BOO letters set up for Halloween!

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 20. 4 O’Clock– At 4 O’clock I found Henry enjoying his view from atop the headboard.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 21. Calm– A pretty peaceful day spent enjoying time with Andy at home.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 22. In Your Town– We have this place called Slackwater. And it’s delicious.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 23. The View From Here– This had been my view most of the day as I worked on editing photos for Project Life. Messy crafting table! At least my calendar is organized. Sticky notes are my friend.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 24. Weather– We’ve already had our first snow here in Utah, but this shot was taken on a day when it was cloudy but still sunny and nice.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 25. People– Nellie with “Grandma Kathy” as she calls my mom. We were asking her to smile but keep her eyes open at the same time- good effort. :)

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 26. Listening To– Nellie sat and played on my mom’s piano for a while. This is the last photo taken of that piano. It was my mother’s grandfather’s. She couldn’t move it to her new apartment so she gifted it to a very sweet little family in her neighborhood that will hopefully get a lot of use out of it.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 27. Morning– Back to mat Pilates every morning. Gearing up to start a 30 day Pilates Challenge.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 28. Looking Back– Ash’s name should be Shadow. She’s never far behind and follows us everywhere.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 29. Moon– I ran out on the deck in my bathrobe to get this shot early in the morning. I was happy to see that the moon was still plainly visible.

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 30. Clothes– This is what laundry day looks like at our house. I throw all the clothes on the bed to be folded and Henry promptly parks himself right on top of them. Who can blame him for staking claim on a warm pile of clothes, right?

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android AppDay 31. Whatever You Please– I love these knobs and their bright blue color. I got them from Anthropology and have been waiting for Andy to put them on our nightstands.

So I didn’t get all the photos taken on the exact day, but I did get to all the prompts and I found it to be a fun project. I have on my life list that I want to do a 365 project. This was good practice. It was hard to remember to pick up the camera every day!

Sunday Snapshot: October Photo A Day {8-14}

As I mentioned, I’m participating in Fat Mum Slim’s October Photo A Day challenge. I’m been doing this instagram style because it’s just easier for me as I always have my phone with me. So here’s the second weeks worth of shots with the prompts and my explanation (if needed) below. You can see week one here.

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Day 8: Angle (waiting for the train)

Day 9: Red (apples from Andy’s parents)
Day 10: Emotion (Andy happy on his birthday at Cheesecake Factory)
Day 11: Something Close-Up (my Coleus are still going strong)
Day 12: On The Table (potato soup made by Andy’s mom- family dinner at Corey’s)
Day 13: Landscape (Provo-outside Brick Oven- family dinner with the Forties)
Day 14: Makes Me Laugh (Nixon always smiling and Nellie being silly)

Sunday Snapshot: October Photo A Day {1-7}

As I mentioned, I’m participating in Fat Mum Slim’s October Photo A Day challenge. I’m been doing this instagram style because it’s just easier for me as I always have my phone with me. So here’s the first weeks worth of shots with the prompts and my explanation (if needed) below. Happy Weekend y’all!

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Day 1 Where You Stood: In the garden
Day 2 Lunch: Butternut squash soup, sliced tomatoes, Asian pear
Day 3 This Happened Today: Canned pears with my sister
Day 4 What I Read: Google Blog Reader
Day 5 Shadow: Shadow of a sleepy dog
Day 6 I’m Thankful For: My family
Day 7 Light: From the table, up

October Photo A Day Challenge

Several of my friends are participating in this daily photo challenge hosted by Fat Mum Slim. I know for sure that Jessie and Heather and a couple of other people are doing it. I’ve decided to do it as well because I’d like to work on my photography this month. I figure a photo challenge is a great way to do that.

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If you’re participating, let me know where I can follow your pictures in the comments below. I plan to post my photos daily on Instagram (hersunday) and do a weekly roundup here on the blog every Sunday. You can follow instagram feeds online as well. I’ve included the links below. I think Sundays are a good day for it since I already post a Sunday Snapshot every week. This month, you’ll just get more than one photo.

out and about: ogden river parkway

The other night we took Ash for a walk along the Ogden River Parkway. It’s a really pretty walking trail that stretches about 9 miles. We started at the West end near the train tracks and followed it over to 24th street and back. We got a late start so the sun was already starting to go down.

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It was actually pretty dark by the time we were making our way back to the car. I was wishing I hadn’t just watched three episodes of Criminal Minds before we left. I was having all sorts of imaginations of someone lurking in the bushes waiting for someone to be stuck on the trail after dark. Then I started thinking of The Walking Dead and that did it. I made Andy run with me the rest of the way back to the car, ha ha! 

Does your mind get away with you and spook you easily sometimes? I know mine does!

A Weekend at Home

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green tea for a cold afternoon
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stuffed eggplant parmesan with italian salad- my first time cooking eggplant and it turned out great
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picked up some new pillows for the ikea chairs we got a few weeks ago. Henry approves.
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rearranged some things in the house and brought this bookshelf up from downstairs to hold all our dvds.
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moved my books here and its so nice to have them at easy reach now
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listening to pandora while I fold laundry
It was a quiet weekend at home but I enjoyed the peace while I watched the rain fall outside. I’m almost sad that I have to get back to work tomorrow but that’s okay.