Friday, January 1, 2010

Keeping It Simple

That is one of my goals for this year.  I'd like to apply that to every aspect of my life.  I do realize that I won't always succeed but if I can simplify half of my life then that's a lot less stress for me.  Sounds good.  Let's see if it works.

In order to simplify the blog and do my family history I'm going to (try to) post a picture everyday with a little something about it.  That actually sounds like more work but how long should it take to post a picture and write a little something?  Not too long.  Last year I was reading Becky Higgins's blog and she was doing this but in scrapbook form (Project 365).  Now she has a product out called Project Life that I'm considering buying.  It has the same simplicity but the nice thing is you could do it daily or weekly or monthly.  Since I'm still on the fence about ordering it I thought I would run with the idea on the blog then if I order it I won't be behind because the work will already by done AND it will make me use the camera everyday.  When there is big news with lots of pictures I will put a link to them for anyone who likes to see pictures of our family.  The interesting thing is that you, our loyal readers, will get a peek into the life of our family that not many people see, such as piles of laundry or dishes, what we had for dinner, what color my nails are painted on a given day (if I forget to take a picture of something more interesting),...I'm sure you get the idea.

So without further ado here's the picture that's starting off the year.

Jan. 1, 2010

We let the kids stay up late last night, after they agreed to taking a nap or at least resting for a while.  I think Kade and I were the only one's that really slept.  We snacked on all kinds of food (the best was the taffy apple pizza), watched Imagine That, and then played The Game of Life.  Before we knew it it was almost midnight.  The kids were very excited about the countdown and the ball dropping.  They really got into blowing the noise makers.  This picture was taken a few minutes into the new year.

Happy New Year everyone!


becca said...

love this goal Kelly! Keeping it simple sounds like a great idea, and I too want to use my camera more. Good luck on your goals. :) and Happy New Year to your family!

Janel said...

I can't believe your family is getting so old! Mattey in glasses, and everyone staying up till midnight! At 8:05 we turned the clock to 11:59 and had a countdown. Great goal ideas.

BettyS said...

Kelly, I don't know where you get such cool ideas but I love this one. How fun it would be to have a book like this for our great-grandparents. You will be not only blessing your own family but future generations. I have carried my camera in my purse for a long time but never really thought of taking pictures of the everyday things we do. Thank you for blogging. Of course, I love everyone of you and am blessed to have all of you a part of my life. Happy New Year! You go girl!

jessical said...

What a fantastic idea, Kelly! I can't wait to watch and see how it all unfolds. You are truly amazing! Miss you tons!

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