Monday, 28 December 2009

The one where I sit in pyjamas and think about photos, stories and next year...

Our Christmas Day is always busy with an early start to open presents at home with Mr Marshall, a journey together to mum and dad's house where I spend the day, Mr Marshall leaves to go to his parents' house and then returns in the evening; in the afternoon my family visit my little granny and then I go back to Mr Marshall's parents' for Christmas buffet tea and Wii fun. This year I loved every minute of it though. There was a lovely happy feeling in our house and it was relaxed and calm (unlike other years!!). I got some lovely gifts and hopefully gave some too.
Yesterday was mostly spent in the cinema watching Avatar and all day today I sat in my jammies taking a free online photography course for compact cameras here in preparation for my project in the New Year to take a photo every day. I think 2010 will be a perfect year to try this out as we make more plans for our wedding, to record all the decision making and visits we make (I'm thinking wedding dress shops here in particular!!).
Every year Ali Edwards chooses a word to focus on throughout the year - a short of mantra. You can read more here if you like about her choices. This year she has chosen 'story'. I'm thinking 'story' might also be a perfect choice for me to focus on. I'm finding more and more I'm journalling my thoughts on little snippets of paper to remember conversations, comments, feelings and moments. I think this, combined with daily photo taking will make for an interesting year to look back on.
Has anyone taken part in Project 365 before and can share any tips to help me stay motivated?!

4 comments:

Sian said...

Looks like a lovely Christmas Day! 2010 is a big year for you I know..and I'm hoping it's a wonderful one.

Sian said...

Looks like a lovely Christmas Day! 2010 is a big year for you I know..and I'm hoping it's a wonderful one.

Debbie said...

Love your photos, and yes 'story' is a great word to focus on when scrapping your wedding. Try UK Scrappers for tips on 365, there is a whole thread full of people who have done it. a big challenge, good luck

sharyncarlson said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas! Good luck with your photo project!